Hammers & Tools

Most pegs placed by British climbers are hammered in with an ice hammer whilst winter or alpine climbing.

This page shows peg hammers, punches and chisels for aid climbing. The punches are for flattening mashies (copper heads and aluminium heads) into marginal rock placements and the chisels are for placing or removing them. A Funkness Device is a quick but brutal method of removing stubborn pegs.