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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Black Diamond's RURP page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Made for big wall routes, the Black Diamond wired RURP(TM) is a necessity for shallow, bottoming features and hairline cracks.


Black Diamond's RURP micro pin climbing tool has stood the test of time. The thin-crack Realized Ultimate Reality Piton has been around for more than 50 years. When all else fails on dicey aid, the RURP's keen ability to hold in incipient cracks opens up otherwise unclimbable lines due to its dual-tapered blade. The RURP is cut from 4130 CrMo steel and comes with a wired cable for durability. -Vendor

- Backcountry.com

Description of Black Diamond RURPUsed in bottoming, incipient cracks, this aid tool has opened up otherwise unclimbable passages. To ensure its continued usefulness if fixed, the RURP has a swaged wire loop. FeaturesWeight 14 g 0.5 ozSwaged wire loop

- US Outdoor Store

Black Diamond RURP Piton Originally designed for Yvon Chouinard's ascent of Kat Pinnacle in 1960, the RURP (Realized Ultimate Reality Piton) has become a standard piece of equipment for nailing minuscule cracks the world over. The RURP's keen ability to hold incipient cracks has opened up otherwise unclimbable lines. Weight: 14 g (0.5 oz). Thin-crack aid tool Wired cable for durability 4130 chrome-moly steel Note that this item of climbing safety equipment is non-returnable. Please call us toll free at 877-236-8428 or e-mail bentgate@bentgate.com with any questions.

- Bentgate.com