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Rock Climbing > Hardware > Pitons and Hammers
Copper and Aluminium (Aluminum) heads
To progress when there appears to be nothing except the finest cracks in the rock may require the use of copperheads or aluminium heads. Designed to be forced (hammered) into tiny imperfections and maleable enough to change shape to provide just enough protection to support body weight but will not hold a fall. Aluminium is lighter but doesn't last for so many re-uses as copper.

If you are buying lots of these for a big trip, please call for a quote - we can give good discounts on quantity purchases. 



Cassin Copperhead
Cassin Copperhead


Price:  £4.03 / EUR 5.04 Including VAT

Size

When the cracks do not allow aid progression with normal nuts and pegs Cassin's copper heads are there to help you with the maximum of safety. Made from malleable copper they fit the structure of the rock. For extreme placement

COPPER HEAD 0 Ø 4 X 10 mm 3.5 g.
COPPER HEAD 1 Ø 5 X 12 mm 6.5 g.
COPPER HEAD 2 Ø 6 X 12 mm 7 g.
COPPER HEAD 3 Ø 8 X 17 mm 16 g.
COPPER HEAD 4 Ø 10 X 17 mm 20 g.
Cassin Aluminium head
Cassin Aluminium head


Price:  £4.03 / EUR 5.04 Including VAT

Size

When the cracks do not allow aid progression with normal nuts and pegs and weight is critical, Cassin's aluminium heads are there to help you with the maximum of safety. Made from malleable aluminium they fit the structure of the rock. For extreme placement

ALUMINIUM HEAD 1 Ø 5 X 12 MM 5 g.
ALUMINIUM HEAD 2 Ø 6 X 12 MM 5.5 g.
ALUMINIUM HEAD 3 Ø 8 X 17 MM 12 g.
ALUMINIUM HEAD 4 Ø 10 X 17 MM 13 g.
Cassin Double Copperhead
Cassin Double Copperhead


Price:  £4.55 / EUR 5.69 Including VAT

Size

When the cracks do not allow aid progression with normal nuts and pegs Cassin's copper heads are there to help you with the maximum of safety. Made from malleable copper they fit the structure of the rock. Double length for additional security. For extreme placement

COPPER HEAD DOUBLE 0 Ø 4 X 20 mm 4 g.
COPPER HEAD DOUBLE 1 Ø 5 X 24 mm 7.5 g.
COPPER HEAD DOUBLE 2 Ø 6 X 24 mm 9.5 g.
COPPER HEAD DOUBLE 3 Ø 8 X 34 mm 22 g.
COPPER HEAD DOUBLE 4 Ø 10 X 34 mm 30 g.
Cassin Double Aluminium head
Cassin Double Aluminium head


Price:  £4.55 / EUR 5.69 Including VAT

Size

When the cracks do not allow aid progression with normal nuts and pegs and weight is critical, Cassin's aluminium heads are there to help you with the maximum of safety. Made from malleable aluminium they fit the structure of the rock. Double length for additional security. For extreme placement

ALI HEAD DOUBLE 1 Ø 4 X 20 MM 5.5 g.
ALI HEAD DOUBLE 2 Ø 5 X 24 MM 6 g.
ALI HEAD DOUBLE 3 Ø 6 X 24 MM 13.5 g.
ALI HEAD DOUBLE 4 Ø 8 X 34 MM 16.5 g.
Cassin Copper Circlehead
Cassin Copper Circlehead


Price:  £4.55 / EUR 5.69 Including VAT

Size

A direct progression from normal copper heads, these circle heads are ideal for blind and horizontal cracks where traditional gear will no longer work. For blind and horizontal cracks.Short cables. For extreme placement.

COPPER CIRCLE HEAD 1 Ø 5 X 12 mm 10.5 g.
COPPER CIRCLE HEAD 2 Ø 6 X 12 mm 12 g.
COPPER CIRCLE HEAD 3 Ø 8 X 17 mm 24.5 g.
COPPER CIRCLE HEAD 4 Ø 10 X 17 mm 33 g.
Cassin Aluminium Circle head
Cassin Aluminium Circle head


Price:  £4.55 / EUR 5.69 Including VAT

Size

A direct progression from normal aluminium heads, these ultra-light weight circle heads are ideal for blind and horizontal cracks where traditional gear will no longer work. For blind and horizontal cracks.Short cables. For extreme placement.

ALI CIRCLE HEAD 1 Ø 5 X 12 MM 8.5 g.
ALI CIRCLE HEAD 2 Ø 6 X 12 MM 9.5 g.
ALI CIRCLE HEAD 3 Ø 8 X 17 MM 16.5 g.
ALI CIRCLE HEAD 4 Ø 10 X 17 MM 19 g.
Cassin Rivet Hanger
Cassin Rivet Hanger


Price:  £4.03 / EUR 5.04 Including VAT

Steel cable fitted with swaged ends. Simply use the sliding end to 'strangle' bolts and rivets of almost any size to create a secure loop to clip to.
5g




Pitons - for and against
The Piton ( aka: peg) excels in uses where traditional removable protection is either not strong enough, unable to fit (ultra-narrow or iced-up cracks for example) or a semi- permanent fixing is required.

Pitons are far less drastic than bolting (which requires drilling and significant alteration of the rock) but leaves scratches or scars on the rock so should be used sparingly.

Soft steel suits harder rock types as it moulds better to the rock for greater security while Hard Steel is best used in softer rocks or punching through hard ice.

We recommend that you do not use Pitons unless a) there is no alternative and b) they are specifically allowed in the region you are climbing. 



Hard Steel Universal
Hard Steel Universal


Price:  £6.07 / EUR 7.60 Including VAT

Size

Forged from NiCrMo steel.
Universal shape with 45° angled head
Universal Soft Steel
Universal Soft Steel


Price:  £6.07 / EUR 7.60 Including VAT

Length

Forged from Carbon steel.
Deformable in order to follow the irregularity of the cracks
Hard Steel fixed ring Pointed
Hard Steel fixed ring Pointed


Price:  £7.09 / EUR 8.87 Including VAT

Size

Forged from NiCrMo steel.
Soft Steel fixed ring Pointed
Soft Steel fixed ring Pointed


Price:  £7.09 / EUR 8.87 Including VAT

Length

Forged from Carbon steel.
Deformable in order to follow the irregularity of the cracks
Hard Steel Lost Arrow Chisel end
Hard Steel Lost Arrow Chisel end


Price:  £7.09 / EUR 8.87 Including VAT

Size

Historical piton design offers maximum resistance in vertical and horizontal placements. Forged from NiCrMo steel. Available in multiple lengths and thicknesses to fit a large range of fissures.
Soft Steel Lost Arrow Chisel end
Soft Steel Lost Arrow Chisel end


Price:  £7.09 / EUR 8.87 Including VAT

Length

Forged from Carbon steel.
Deformable in order to follow the irregularity of the cracks
Hard steel Corner Piton U-shape
Hard steel Corner Piton U-shape


Price:  £5.05 / EUR 6.31 Including VAT

Size

Made from NiCrMo steel, blanked and bent. Angular shape with very high resistance. For cracks from 15 to 25 mm.

Soft Steel Corner Piton U-shape
Soft Steel Corner Piton U-shape


Price:  £8.11 / EUR 10.14 Including VAT

Length

Forged from Carbon steel.
Deformable in order to follow the irregularity of the cracks
Hard steel Knife blade L-shape
Hard steel Knife blade L-shape


Price:  £5.05 / EUR 6.31 Including VAT

Size

Made from NiCrMo steel, blanked and bent.
For the thinnest cracks.
Soft Steel 10cm knife blade piton
Soft Steel 10cm knife blade piton


Price:  £6.06 / EUR 7.57 Including VAT

Forged from Carbon steel.
Deformable in order to follow the irregularity of the cracks
Cassin Hard Steel 15cm Bong Piton
Cassin Hard Steel 15cm Bong Piton


Price:  £6.06 / EUR 7.57 Including VAT

Huge piton that goes 'bonnggg !' when you hit it.

A bong particularly suited to large cracks. It's multi holes allow it to be tied off, preventing leverage.
Ideal for aid climbing.

Features:
V Shaped (NiCrMo).
CE
202 g.

Cassin Captain Hook
Cassin Captain Hook


Price:  £9.65 / EUR 12.06 Including VAT

Size

Cassin's Captain Hooks are designed with a wide base with two supporting points adding greater stability against rotation. They are fitted with double holes for multi sling attachement.

Wide base and supporting points for stability.Two different holes. Available in three sizes.

Weight:
23g.SMALL
31g.MEDIUM
51g.LARGE
Cassin Truck Ice Piton
Cassin Truck Ice Piton


Price:  £21.44 / EUR 26.81 Including VAT

A Ice climbing hook device for quick and effective aiding on ice and mixed routes.
Laser cut from NiCrMo steel.
Multipurpose.
Lightweight.

Weight:
183 g.

Cassin RURP
Cassin RURP


Price:  £10.16 / EUR 12.71 Including VAT

The RURP ( Realised Ultimate Reality Piton) is the smallest in the range designed for tiny cracks mainly used for aid climbing, although it can feature as protection on extreme free routes (e.g. Rurp The Wild Berserk (E6 6b) at The Brand, Leicestershire, UK).
Cassin Iron Hawk
Cassin Iron Hawk


Price:  £8.63 / EUR 10.79 Including VAT

STOCK EXPECTED SOON

The Iron Hawk is easy to place in thin vertical cracks. Strong and solid after many placement. Good penetration. One hole for sling

Weight: 30 g.

Cassin X-POP gear holder
Cassin X-POP gear holder


Price:  £4.60 / EUR 5.75 Including VAT

A versatile and funtional Ice screw / Piton holder and gear holder which can be fitted directly to the harness.
Capable of carrying up to 5kg.
Multipurpose.
Lightweight - 36g
Simond Rack gear holder
Simond Rack gear holder


Price:  £15.31 / EUR 19.14 Including VAT

Superbly made piece of kit for hanging all kinds of gear from your harness including screws, pitons, hammer etc.

95g