Climbing irons were leg attachments used to make climbing wooden surfaces easier.[1]


Climbing irons were metal rods that attached to the lower leg. A barbed ankle spike could be forced into a tree or wooden structure while climbing to ensure a steady platform for the feet. Many rogues used these to scale wooden building in cities.[1]

The drawback of using climbing irons is that the wearers movement speed while on flat land was reduced by roughly 1/4.[1]




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Jeff Grubb, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend et al (1992). Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue. (TSR, Inc), p. 17. ISBN 0-5607-6327-2.