Hook up with the Cliffhanger.
- Item #BLD0749
- Q & A
Great little accessory
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I used this at Red River Gorge as added security while setting anchors, for a quick rest, or to help with positioning while photographing on an ascender. Worked great for all of this. I used a short portion of half rope to fix it to my two harness points just as you would a PAS and tied a figure 8 at both ends (harness and hook). The figure 8 allowed me to use both holes in the hook and for it to press the bi-pod supports into the wall. No worries about that coming undone or slipping through the hole that way.
Hold me on a small bump 2
Hold me on a small bump
It hold me until I put in a nut
How To: Hook Out Of A Pothole in Imlay Canyon
Here is a little video I put together from doing Imlay Canyon in Zion National Park in Southern Utah. There is not a lot of Hooking videos on YouTube so I decided to make one. This was my first time hooking out of a pothole and I thought it was the funnest part of the canyon!
Imlay Canyon - Zion NP, UT 6-16-2012
Me hooking out of a Keeper Pothole in Imlay Canyon starts about 5 minutes into the video.
Hooking out on a Keeper Pothole in Imlay Canyon
Here is a screen grab of me using the Cliffhanger Hook to hook out of a Keeper Pothole in Imlay Canyon. :)
Ghosting a Canyon
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! :)
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.
could you girth hitch a short sling to...
could you girth hitch a short sling to this?
yes, but commonly people tie off supertape or similar small flat webbing in a way that helps pull the hook down and into the rock.