Protection on winter climbs is typically limited, forcing you to make the most of any available option. The Bulldog can be used in many features thrown up in winter. Primarily a drive in anchor that finds strong placements in frozen turf and mud, it can also be placed into hooks in the ice created by your axe, and can even be hammered into cracks and seams like a peg.A long flat plate on the back of the Bulldog creates a good area for hammering, making placements quick and easy. A long handle lets you create leverage to easily extract the Bulldog from stubborn placements, and also houses an extendable sling that helps reduce rope drag on wandering winter pitches.The profile resembles an ice axe pick, with reverse facing teeth that help the Bulldog bite into turf and icy cracks when weighted. The Bulldog achieves 15kN in lab testing, and when placed properly gives security in an insecure environment.