climbing irons


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climbing irons

pl n
(Mountaineering) spiked steel frames worn on the feet to assist in climbing trees, ice slopes, etc
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From it he took a coil of the strongest and lightest rope, a hundred and fifty feet in length, with climbing irons, clamps, and other devices.
The paper described a winter hike that starts in Stefana but suggests bringing climbing irons, even when hiking in the lower parts of the mountain.
"He could not even get to the point where you have to put on climbing irons," Miura said.