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Black Diamond Cliffhanger Review

   

Hook

  • Currently 4.0/5
Overall avg rating 4.0 of 5 based on 1 review. Most recent review: May 6, 2010
Street Price:   $12 | Compare prices at 4 resellers
Pros:  Great for medium-sized edges
Cons:  None
Best Uses:  Big walls and aid climbs
User Rating:       (0.0 of 5) based on 0 reviews
Manufacturer:   Black Diamond
Review by: Chris McNamara ⋅ Founder and Editor-in-Chief, OutdoorGearLab ⋅ May 6, 2010  
Overview
The Black Diamond Cliffhanger is the most classic hook design out there. The first hook widely used on Yosemite big walls was very similar to this. The difference is that this new version has little prongs at the base that make it more stable. This is a very useful hook. I find that usually I reach for the Black Diamond Grappling Hook instead of this one. But, it is still good to have this. On some routes that have drilled hook placements, it may be mandatory to have a homemade pointed version of this hook. This and the Black Diamond Grappling Hook and the Black Diamond Talon are the only three hooks I take on 95% of big wall climbs.


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