Tagged: hook

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Homemade Knifeblade Hook

Improvised from a Chouinard Knifeblade piton, this hook works surprisingly well. It holds its shape when loaded and the edge doesn’t deform or curl. I think the hook would work best if it was...

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Salewa Griff Fifi Hook

Sometimes known as a handled fifi hook or a jug handle hook, this Salewa design was primarily used when the occasional aid move was required on mostly free ascents. The handle and large open hook...

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Fisher Griff Fiffi

The Griff Fiffi by Fisher was used to hook aid ladders to a piece of protection. The Ladder was clipped or tied directly to the convenient handle loop. In the photos above the red...

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Talon Hook Evolution

Vertical Archaeology would like to thank Talon designer Andrew McLean for very kindly donating one of his personal original Talon hooks to our archive. We would also like to thank Barry Ward for passing...

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Chouinard Crack N’ Up

Chouinard Crack N Ups were early seam hooks designed to be hand placed into micro cracks. They came in sizes #1 through #6 but the number one size was extremely thin and produced in...