Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Here’s Why They Stopped Using Pitons

These are photos of a popular crack climb in Yosemite taken in 1972. All of those holes are from the removal of pitons.  In the article from 1972, Tom Frost mentions the Devils Lake ethic of removing pitons and how damaging that is.

This is the beginning of the use of hexes and stoppers and the discontinuation of the use of pitons.

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