Hammer used to place pitons on a climb.

Joe Brown was climbing Cenotaph Corner in north Wales in 1947. He got past the crux of the climb, first ever to get so far. He dropped his peg hammer and it landed on the head of his second, knocking the second unconcious.

Joe had to climb back down past the crux to give first aid. He didn't return to finish the climb for another four years.

The climb was so far beyond the ability of any other climber that in the interim no one managed it.

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