Black Diamond Cliffhanger

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Black Diamond Cliffhanger Features.

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.

Key Features.


  • Read all directions and safety material before use.**

Lining and Layers:

  • The Cliffhanger can hook small to medium flakes, edges, and rugosities, making it an indispensable tool on necky aid lines


  • It is 2.5 inches in length, 1.5 o., and weighs 0.25 lbs.


  • Aids upward progress; NOT strong or stable enough to use as climbing protection
  • It is lightweight in design and comes in handy
  • It has a bipod base to reduce rotation
  • Proven hook design.
  • It has a chiseled point and flat tip that provide safety and stability
  • Chiseled point and flat tip offer security on thin edges
  • Bipod base reduces the chance of rotation
  • The product is very ideal for big wall usage
The Black Diamond Cliffhanger hook is a staple for big wall climbing. It's designed for use on small to medium edges and holes. The Cliffhanger is the original hook from the Golden Age of climbing. The shape of the hook with its chiseled point and flat tip is a time-tested, proven design, making the Cliffhanger a standard hook hanging from today's aid climber's rack. Its bipod base prevents rotation and enhances stability. –Vendor.

Mountain Gear
Black Diamond's Cliffhanger can be secured on small to medium edges - with a chiseled point and flat tip that add stability and a bipod base, the chances of rotation are significantly reduced.

Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)
Designed for use on small to medium edges. A body-weight-only device. For big wall climbs.
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Country of Origin:USA
Weight:1.5 oz. (42 g)
Weight (Grams):42 g

Black Diamond Cliffhanger Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

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! :)

Jeff Guest at on 06/06/2012

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.

Matthew Cox at on 03/24/2009

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

Max H. Janszen at on 12/25/2012

Neutral Reviews:

Good but it could be better

I do prefer the hookhangers that has a slot for webbing rather than this one that has two holes for cord.
Manuel at Mountain Gear on 09/09/2013