Black Diamond Yosemite Hammer

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Black Diamond Yosemite Hammer Features.

Black Diamond Yosemite Hammer.
The Black Diamond Yosemite Hammer was introduced in '66 when big wall climbing was in the early stage of development and popularity. The hammer features an oiled hickory handle that reduces vibration and ensures an excellent grip, making it a great choice for big wall climbers. Its investment-cast stainless steel head is extremely durable and can handle heavy-duty tasks. Additionally, this classic hammer comes with a clip-in point that easily removes copperhead. Plus, the pick is drooped for pin leverage. A biner hole is also included to help remove the head and pin. Also equipped with a replaceable 13 mm (1/2 in) webbing and a shoulder-length runner, the Yosemite hammer enhances its reliability and proves that you can never go wrong with a classic. So, whether you are a budding or a seasoned big wall climber, you can definitely depend on the Black Diamond Yosemite Hammer to get the job done.
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Key Features.


  • Equipped with replaceable 13 mm webbing and a shoulder-length runner


  • Always read and understand the warnings and instructions that accompany your gear.**
  • Comes with replaceable leash.
  • Stainless steel head offers exceptional durability
  • Oiled hickory handle to decrease vibration
  • Clip-in point for copperhead removal
  • Pick is drooped for pin leverage
  • Balanced head for better swings.

The Yosemite Hammer by Black Diamond has an oiled hickory handle for vibration dampening; durable investment-cast 17-4 stainless steel head. Biner hole for copperhead removal.

FEATURES of the Black Diamond Yosemite Hammer.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond Yosemite Hammer.

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With a proven track record, Black Diamond's Yosemite Hammer uses a sturdy stainless steel head that hammers pins and anchors with power while the oiled hickory handle dampens the vibration from kickback.

The Black Diamond Yosemite Hammer features an oiled hickory handle to provide vibration dampening and an excellent grip. Its investment cast, eighteen-ounce stainless steel head will take lots of abuse and still come back for more. The pick is drooped for pin leverage and has a biner hole for copperhead and piton removal.

The Yosemite Hammer features an oiled hickory handle for vibration dampening and excellent grip. Its investment cast, eighteen oz. stainless steel head will take any abuse you can dole out and still come back for more. The pick is drooped for pin leverage and has a biner hole for head and pin removal. Comes with replaceable leash.

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Country of Origin:USA
Weight:700 g / 1 lb. 9 oz.

Black Diamond Yosemite Hammer Reviews:


If you are going to be placing pins or hand drilling on your next big wall adventure or first ascent death mission and you think you don't need the Yosemite Hammer... you should buy the Yosemite hammer and hit yourself in the head with it repeatedly... maybe that will knock some sense into you!!! Then you will realize YOU NEED THIS THING. The square head starts to make sense once you you're torqued into a side cramping right angle of doom, teetering in your aiders on a manky copperhead trying to paste a beak into a right angling corner while praying you don't poop yourself. And that little hole on the sharp end of the hammer is for your funkness, and I don't mean your George Clinton p-funk swagger, I mean the slender strand of wire that the follower uses to remove that expensive piton rack of yours so you can go pound it in another cliff later. I've also used mine to break a frozen padlock on my garage, and think of the steeze if you bring it to your next carpentry gig, or wear it to the bar as a necklace...PIMP.

Cedar Wright at on 07/10/2012

Pretty much standard issue. The dampening handle seemed to work pretty well after a few days of nailing. As far as lumps of metal on the ends of sticks go, this one's an ass kicker.

YeahBro. at on 06/02/2005

Nothing you can buy in the local hardware store can compare to this hammer, built by climbers for AID climbing, enough said.

Bob Gray at on 11/09/2009

I'd hammer in the morning! Good workhorse hammer. I always know my BD-Yo will pound that pin in!

Tony Pearson at on 08/20/2010


Can't wait to use it... Looks, feels and is balanced great.
Andrew two times at Mountain Gear on 01/01/2014