/ Belay Stakes
Does anyone have a link or contact for a supplier of belay stakes?
I've just had four made by my nearest metal fabrication firm. They are about three feet long, quarter inch thick 2.5 inch angle iron, or thereabouts, with a point cut on one end. They cost me a fiver each which is cheaper than a Rock 1 on wire. They should last years, even if though they will rust eventually. You could delay the rusting a bit by getting them galvanised I guess.
As mentioned in the link a 5 ft piece of galvanised scaffold tube gives a great deal of confidence. They are a monkey to hammer in. A friend of mine who is a dab hand with a welder fabricated a steel cap that fits over the top and stops the tube flaring when you bash it in. Works a treat and saves having to cut a few inches of battered tube off after you have done your best strongman impression with the sledge!
I use them for sessions with groups, I remove them after. The longer the better ! Although more than 5ft is hard to hit the first foot down.
Best having two equalised.
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