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Anyone ever used a tack hammer for aid climbing?

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DLG Gilbert · · Ridgway, Colorado · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 40

I'm going through a deceased friend's aid climbing gear and found a 5oz tack hammer. Does anyone know what you might use that for in aid climbing?


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Barrett Pauer · · Brevard, NC · Joined Apr 2013 · Points: 775

Would be nice to carry on clean walls for cleaning stubborn nuts

Evan Deis · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2009 · Points: 157

Like. Fer what?

BigFeet · · Texas · Joined May 2014 · Points: 380

I could be completely off base here, but possibly for copper heads/circle heads or some such in tight seams/cracks. Are those not "mashed" in?

Any aid climbers out there able to answer this question?

that guy named seb · · Britland · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 205

For aluminum and copper heads me thinks.

R. Moran · · Moab , UT · Joined Mar 2009 · Points: 140

For Kneecapping slow parties infront of you at belay ledges!

Barrett Pauer · · Brevard, NC · Joined Apr 2013 · Points: 775

You're gonna want a heavier hammer for placing heads and pins. This isn't a full on wall hammer

csproul · · Davis, CA · Joined Dec 2009 · Points: 330

I use a small ball peen hammer to clean nuts on some walls

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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