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What is this protection piece?


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Joe Z. · · Prairie du Sac, WI · Joined Jun 2015 · Points: 120

patto · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 25
Kevin Mokracek · · Burbank · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 200

Forrest Treeton or Teeton I forget the exact name.  I had a rack of them at one time.  

David Hous · · Boulder, Colorado · Joined Nov 2001 · Points: 195

I think it was spelled Titon to rhyme with piton. They were not well loved as I remember...

mark felber · · Wheat Ridge, CO · Joined Jul 2005 · Points: 28

"Titon" seems to be the correct spelling. I don't think I ever saw one being used, although they were still in shops when I started climbing.

Marc801 C · · Sandy, Utah · Joined Feb 2014 · Points: 65
David Hous wrote:

I think it was spelled Titon to rhyme with piton. They were not well loved as I remember...

My partner called them Teeter-tons. The weren't exactly stable unless you really forcefully set them, and even then......

rob bauer · · Golden, CO · Joined Dec 2004 · Points: 2,638

They were great door stops!

John Wilder · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Feb 2004 · Points: 1,530
mark felber wrote:

"Titon" seems to be the correct spelling. I don't think I ever saw one being used, although they were still in shops when I started climbing.

One of my old partners carried a few of these, along with a set of dolt nuts. Always an adventure climbing with him- the Titon was actually really nice for huecos around red rock, but unfortunately, not good for much else...

King Tut · · Citrus Heights · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 420

Led my first 5.9 on those, loved them, had a double set....They were stable, dupid coonyard lovers made hexes more popular. :P

Jon H · · MD/DC · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 123

Those are Titons, designed and produced by Bill Forrest (RIP).

Here is the original spec sheet:




jc5462 · · Hereford, Arizona · Joined Dec 2007 · Points: 0

#6 Forrest Titon. I used to use the same piece on the last pitch of 3rd flatiron. 

These could be placed narrow stopper mode, wide stopper mode, camming mode and longer ones could be placed like a piton (bong). # 16  could be used in offwidths and I had a partner who thought it was a "step"

Gunkiemike · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 2,745

The largest steel one was a pink Tricam (basically) before there were pink Tricams.  Very helpful in the Gunks BITD (70's).

Crankster1 · · Winchester, KY · Joined Jan 2017 · Points: 0

We called them Tetons like the Mountain range, very useful pieces for sandstone trad routes, I personally liked them as much as hexes, only have the smallest five left but I no longer use them. The larger ones to me racked as well and performed as well as the coonyard tube chocks for OWs. Forrest gear was pretty popular in the 70's and from swami's, harnesses, protection, ice gear, softwear such as mitts and packs was all quite bomber and utilitarian.

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