The other day while climbing around the bulging buttress on the pipes. i found my self in a bit of a tricky situation at around 10 meters on SSSI  i clipped the first of 3 old pitions. chalked up looked down to sort my feet out and then my quick draw was hanging in front of my figure of eight. the pition was so weathered that it just broke clean off under the weight of the rope. lucky i had some tiny cams to protect the section. but just a bit of a warning that the other 2 are not so good!

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  1. full cream milk in your coffee that morning hey! (wink)

  2. Jake

    Was it a chrome-moly pin? Or something from an older era (like mild steel)? Which ever it's still 26 years worth of corrosion eh!