climbing irons


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climbing irons

[′klīm·iŋ ‚ī·ərnz]
(design engineering)
Spikes attached to a steel framework worn on shoes to climb wooden utility poles and trees.
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At Medziholie, climbing irons were used which helped the hikers walk on the frozen base.
In a combat situation, you should take a climbing rope, a 20-25 foot reepschnur, two-three carabiners, a pair of climbing irons, glasses, and a pick.
Basic equipment--outerwear, crampons (climbing irons), and boots--can cost upwind of $1,000, while travel for the year can run close to $40,000.
Climbing irons enable people to climb steep, icy mountains but they will not protect them from falling, mountain guide Tibor Hromadka claims.Recently, frozen slippery snow caused several falls, which resulted in four fatalities in the Slovak mountains.