Black Diamond Talon Hook

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Black Diamond Talon Hook -
The Black Diamond Talon is three hooks in one. This amazing hooking option is suited for big wallers and those bolting on lead. The Talon's dual-base design provides exceptional stability. Since the rock will often break under pressure of a hook before the hook pops, it's important to maximize hook-to-rock contact area. The tripod design provides optimal hook-to-rock contact. Flat, chiseled points offer exceptional bite in rock. Each blade has a different dimension, offering hook placements from bat-hook (3/16in) size to half-inch. -Vendor.

Size and Dimensions:

  • Each blade has a different dimension, maximizing hook-rock contact


  • Aids upward progress; NOT strong or stable enough to use as climbing protection
  • CrMo steel
  • Flat, chisled points offer exceptional bite in rock
  • Covers edges and holes from 3/16 in. (4.8 mm) to 1/2 in. (13 mm)
  • Tripod offers exceptional stability
Mountain Gear
The Talon from Black Diamond uses a stable tripod base to cover edges and holes from 4.

Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)
Three hooks in one, this body-weight-only piece is designed for use as an artificial aid device. For "big wall" climbs.
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Country of Origin:USA
Weight:1.7 oz. (48 g)
Weight (Grams):48 g
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Black Diamond Talon Hook Reviews:


I bought 2 of these for pothole escapes while canyoneering. I haven't had the opportunity to use them yet, but it's nice to have them ready for when that time comes when the pothole it a little too big and a potshot just won't work. These are a lot heavier than I expected (They are made of steel), and are very sharp. If anyone knows of a good way to haul these around without the sharp ends cutting up your webbing and whatnot let me know! :)

Jeff Guest at on 06/06/2012

The three prongs of the Talon not only provide stability, but each point has a different configuration, so you can latch on to small, medium or large rock nubbins. The smallest point is optimized for hooking into 1/4 drilled holes, which is common on Big Walls or with Canyoneering.
Talons are specialized pieces of climbing equipment, but for those who are going into that type of terrain, they work great.

Andrew McLean at on 03/21/2010

The design of the Talon is very good and promotes stability. I'm not an aid climber so I haven't used this the same way others have. I keep this in my canyoneering pack as a back-up in case I need to aid out of a keeper hole. Luckily, I'm yet to put it to the test in an emergency but have found it to very stable in practice.

Scott Swallow at on 03/17/2010

it is a three micro hooks in just one device. it is very stable beacuse it acts as a tripod.compared to the other devices on my rack , the talon is that one which is mostly used when i do aid climbing .

stefan mifsud at on 10/31/2009