Black Diamond Cliffhanger.
It is very ideal and essential to use the Black Diamond Cliffhanger when traversing and climbing big walls a definite must-have for the regular backpacker, mountaineer, and trekker. With its chiseled point and flat tip features, it was designed for the purpose of providing safety and stability. The hook features a bipod base that was intended to reduce rotation, ensuring one of safety and security. Being very light weight at 1.5 ounces (with packaging: 0.25 pounds) and 2.5 inches in length, one can easily tuck it away for easy access and use it when needed. But one should not underestimate its strength and durability. The Black Diamond Cliffhanger is an indispensable tool on necky aid lines. It can hook small to medium flakes, edges, and rugosities, maximizing its functionalities and usefulness. For a product having the above-mentioned features, it is reasonably priced. Please note that this product can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.
This product can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.
I bought 1 of these for use as a retrievable anchor and for hooking while canyoneering. I haven't had the opportunity to use it yet, but it's nice to have ready for when that time comes when there are no bolts and nothing to sling. Just attach it to a hard lip and rap on down. This is a lot heavier than I expected (it's made of steel), and is very sharp. If anyone knows of a good way to haul hoods around without the sharp end cutting up your webbing and whatnot let me know! :)
I dont know anyone that "loves" hooking on lead, but when you have to do it, pull a couple of these out. It is the most secure hook I have ever used. The bipod base actually does what it is intended to do. Overall a great tool to have in the box.
I always get a good pucker factor going when I have to use these... but it's part of the fun of aid climbing so oh well