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Can anyone tell me what era this piton and hanger are from?

Can anyone tell me what era this piton and hanger are from?

There is a tiny diamond (not black diamond) on the inside of the piton, and there is writing in it. I'm trying to estimate the FA of these climbs based on this gear. Any thoughts?

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Submitted by: tslater on 2006-02-12 | Views: 1497

Comment marvinz on 2006-02-13
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hanger looks homemade. i've climbed on similar hangers with bolt heads (as opposed to threads with a nut) holding them to the rock in todra gorge, morocco and various spots in s. europe. the stuff in morocco was slowly being replaced. where did you find them?
Comment sonso45 on 2006-02-13
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I've seen old ring pitons like that in the Superstitions and Camelback, AZ.
Comment socalbolter on 2006-02-13
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Looks like an old Salathe or original Chouinard ring angle piton.

The hanger looks like a first generation Leeper.
Comment blitzkrieg_climber13 on 2006-02-13
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the era that you should not use.
Comment brianinslc on 2006-05-09
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Common piton. Were imported mucho here in the U.S. and for military use as well (I have a bunch that were my dad's from the 50's). Old ring angle piton. Hanger is an old Leeper. Not sure the vintage, but, no older than 1962. http://www.compusmart.ab.ca/resqdyn/notices.htm#Leeper
- Brian in SLC