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ring piton

4:34 p.m. on May 25, 2002 (EDT)
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Hi,

how would you describe a ring piton?

Iris

4:41 p.m. on May 27, 2002 (EDT)
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Hi,

how would you describe a ring piton?

Iris

A dangerous, unsafe piton using a welded steel ring for carabiner attachment - now obsolete

1:39 p.m. on May 28, 2002 (EDT)
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A dangerous, unsafe piton using a welded steel ring for carabiner attachment - now obsolete

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Thanks a lot! First class definition. I take it for my terminology.

Very best wishes

Iris

1:53 p.m. on June 14, 2002 (EDT)
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how would you describe a ring piton?

Piton with a ring. Ring is able to move as its thru a hole drilled in the piton.

Very common in Europe and still used.

"OFR" stands for "old fixed ring" and is still a protection description used in some older guidebooks.

I think these pins are/were soft iron. Pretty sure still common in places like the Dolomites. Will run into them every once in a while on older, more obscure routes in the states.

Couple of configurations that I've seen. Long and triangular, similar to an angle piton. Also short and flat.

I actually carry a couple every so often for rock pro whilst ice climbing.

Brian in SLC

April 21, 2014
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