“Brassies” are tiny chocks made from—you guessed it— brass. The soft, malleable metal conforms better to the little bumps and undulations inside a crack or constriction when weighted; they usually appear only in the smallest sizes, often as aid-specific pieces. The one thing about brassies? If you do fall on one, it’s pretty easy to get them super-duper stuck.
Running it out on Disco Duck, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah.
Climbing an iceberg is dangerous business, as Mike Horn and Fred Roux aptly demonstrate.
Many of us have flipped upside down on a route---it's even more exciting when you're trying to onsight your hardest climb to date!
Face meets rock in this Whipper. Scary, but the whippee is okay. Just probably wishes he had been wearing a mouth guard!