The Terrier creates placement options in water ice, frozen turf and thin cracks, providing security to winter climbers on marginal ground. The small size means it can be used in the most marginal terrain: small turf blobs, thin ice smears and thin seams are all potential terrier placements. A shorter handle means that leverage is reduced in places where a bulldog would be at risk of pulling out.
The design features from the Bulldog are present in miniature form: An easy strike spine for quick and accurate placement, a handle which facilitates easy extraction for your second, extendable sling for reducing drag and 15kN rating make the Terrier a piece of gear no mixed climber can afford to leave at home.
Pairing the Terrier with a Bulldog gives you a wide range of innovative placement options in the winter environment.
Size gives high security in certain placement types
The reduced size of the Terrier allows it to be used in placements where the Bulldog would struggle for stability. Small patches of frozen turf, thin ice smears and micro seams are all viable Terrier placements. Even the most marginal features are potential protection options when carrying a terrier.
Ice pick profile allows driving into frozen turf, ice or cracks
The Bulldog resembles an ice pick, allowing it to create protection options in any place you'd use your axe. Water ice, frozen turf and iced up cracks all become protection options when armed with a bulldog
Large hammering area makes for easier placements
The spine of the Bulldog presents a large target for hammering, letting you make placements with minimal energy
Long handle creates leverage for easy removal
The handle of the Bulldog gives you a good grasp to lever the device out of whatever it has been driven into, aiding extraction and letting you get on with the climbing.
Extendable sling gives versatile and easily extended placements
The extendable 11mm Dynatec sling allows a bulldog placement to be quickly and easily extended. This is crucial in the winter environment where long and wandering pitches are common, communication is difficult, and rope drag must be kept to a minimum.
Lightening holes reduce weight
We've laser cut holes in the Bulldog that reduce weight without sacrificing strength.
Achieves 15kN in lab tensile testing, giving high levels of security
In tensile testing our Bulldogs rate to 15kN static load. Provided the material they are placed in is strong and the placement good, the Bulldog will provide you with lightweight security in a wide variety of situations.