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Knifeblade

Definition of Climbing Equipment Word

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Knifeblade

A knifeblade piton pounded into a thin crack.

Stewart M. Green

Knifeblade

A very thin piton or metal spike that is the thickness of a knife blade. They are made in varying lengths, which are pounded with a hammer into thin cracks and seams that are too narrow for nuts and cams and used to anchor climbers to cliff faces.

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