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Pitons

Warnings

  • Read the technical notice before viewing the following techniques.
  • It is important to fully understand the information provided in the technical notice before using this complementary information
  • Mastering these techniques requires training.
  • Consult a professional before attempting to perform these techniques on your own.

Working principle

During a fall, the piton must lock into the crack. Force (F), applied to the carabiner torques the piton blade. This torque locks the piton into place. A piton placement must not rely only on friction or compression.

Pitons: proper usage

Pitons: improper usage

Pitons: clipping carabiners