The Black Diamond pecker piton featuring a double-tapered blade with serrated teeth. The piton is made of a dark grey steel. A thin wire cable is looped through a small hole at the bottom of the piton. The ends of the wire are held together with a metal piece. There is a sticker label underneath a clear piece of pastic. Black Diamond logo on handle of piton.
All the stoppers included in the donation were used all the way up the Dawn Wall climb as climbers will use the same gear on every pitch of the climb, placing it as they go up, and removing it when they've finished to use it on the same pitch.
Tommy Caldwell was born in Colorado in 1978 and is best known for completing the first "free" (meaning no rope assist) rock climb of the Dawn Wall of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park in California. Caldwell is an advocate for protecting the environment and is an active member of the non-profit group Protect Our Winters, a group that seeks to combat climate change.