|Country of Origin:||USA|
|Weight:||1.7 oz. (48 g)|
|Weight (Grams):||48 g|
|Black Diamond Talon||$17.95|
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! :)
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.
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.
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 .