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The Black Diamond Fifi Hook is absolutely essential for any serious aid pitch. Clip your harness into your gear and focus on the next piece with this low-profile hook and sewn 15cm sling.
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- Item #BLD0819
What do you think about this product?
March 19, 2018
What isn't it good for?
I grabbed one of these to start my aid-climbing journey, so I'm pretty excited to work with it. I've used a Fifi before, so I know that this one's lightweight and slim profile will come in handy. The tether is just long enough for a girth hitch, too.
March 12, 2018
If Aiding, Get Aiding Tools
If you are aiding anything steeper this is a tool that will speed you up and make those leads at least a little smoother. The biggest downfall of the Fifi is that fact it gets hooked on everything! So if i was not using it i would stuff it in my pocket or take it off my harness all together if I'm done aiding for the day.
July 5, 2016
Great purchase for route development
After having to come up with innovative and complicated gear placements to keep myself in place for bolting my first route, I bought a pair of these. Much better than hooking nuts around corners. May not be the standard use but they work great but I might need to look into other, smaller hooks as well.
June 30, 2015
Save Those Arms
Since I don't (yet) have adjustable daisies, the Fifi hook is indispensable when aiding an overhang. I clip my ladder, step onto it, fifi onto a step, then adjust my normal daisy and hang away. Without the hook, a lot of energy is wasted if you have to hold yourself up to adjust a looped daisy.
August 3, 2013
When you need it, you really need it.
Ice climbing is really just a silly version of aid climbing on ice, but I love it. Every now and then the fifi hook comes in really handy (and necessary...) There have been just a few times when I've needed the hook while being only half way to the top of some vertical ice, pumped out of my mind, and looking desperately (and in vain) for a rest. The fifi hook is your best friend at that moment. Sink your tool good and deep, clip your fifi into your belay biner, and hook yourself to your new anchor. It gives you just enough of a rest to be able to either put in a screw while hanging, or just recoup for the rest of your climb. Now, I'm not telling you that this is a version of clean ice climbing, so don't go yapping to your friends how you slowly snuck your way to the top of the 100 meter ice fall using your fifi hook.. They won't care. This is just a great way of staying safe when you are just a little out of your comfort zone.
November 30, 2010
Nice and light. stays hooked on gear the way it should. The sling is a little on the long side and can be a pain to fiddle with at times.
May 6, 2010
these are a nice fi fi. they are lighter than other hooks out there and its just plain convenient that they come pre slung with sewn 9/16 webbing, saves a lot of trouble with messy water knots and trying to guess the right length. many believe that these are slung too long but if you do a little research i think youll find that most people want thier fifis shorter than what is truly proper. plus, would BD get it wrong? i for one an fine with admitting that they probably know better than i do on some if not all things. nice little fifi, im in.
February 5, 2010
Not just a poodle name!!!
They call you Fi Fi, why I'm not sure But in my heart you will always endure You my secret weapon when I climb with speed Oh FiFi, Oh FiFi, your useful indeed. For top stepping to reach a fare off piece And then being able to quickly release There's no comparing you to a simple biner Your less manly sounding, but meaner and leaner. So Fi Fi, my sweet, this poem is for you To my heart you'll always be true. From hard aid climbing, to napping on lead Your the the tool that gives me godspeed.
March 24, 2009
BD Fifi hook
The Fifi is a great way to hook into your pro while aiding, theonly problem I have with it is that I think the sling it is build with is too long. When stepping up it will un-hook itself. But if you are not too gumbyish you can avoid this. As far as rapping off it, that is maddness. It would serve better as a keychain.
December 4, 2008
Response to Canyoneering
In no disrespect to Canyoneering....rapping off a fifi hook is a really bad idea. A fifi is designed as a quick and fast way to attach yourself to a bite of webbing or a Daisy Chain. It's not designed to hook into rock! You would be much better off using what used to be called a 'bat hook,' now known as a 'Cliffhanger' http://www.backcountry.com/store/BLD0749/Black-Diamond-Cliffhanger-Hook.html And frankly as a climber with 20 years under my belt - I would only rap off any hook as a last resort - It's a good way to end up dead.
December 11, 2006
This thing sees a lot more use than I thought it would. I keep it with me while I am climbing and ends up hanging me from gear while I am trad climbing or doing a project. I like the Petzl hook better though, seems lighter but doesnt come with the sling.
July 25, 2015
does this come with 5 or is it just 1
August 4, 2015
Jacob, Definitely a confusing picture. It is for a single Fifi hook. Shoot me an email anytime you have questions! Jared D. Expert Gearhead 801.736.4336 firstname.lastname@example.org