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Dave Sessions

Trad climber
Thousand Oaks, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 13, 2012 - 09:20pm PT
I'm looking to grind down some hooks - does anybody have some photos of a favorite pointed hook? Any hook collection photos will be appreciated as well!
A5scott

Trad climber
Chicago
Nov 13, 2012 - 10:13pm PT
hey, i only ground a skyhook...

Credit: A5scott

Credit: A5scott

Credit: A5scott


scott
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Nov 13, 2012 - 10:16pm PT
Looks like a good question for Mark Hudon. If he doesn't post up send him an e-mail.
Dave Sessions

Trad climber
Thousand Oaks, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 13, 2012 - 10:58pm PT
Just picked up a nice little stash of hooks on ebay
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mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Nov 14, 2012 - 07:41am PT
Those two one the left are workhorses for the thin edge.



Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Nov 14, 2012 - 03:20pm PT
You know I think the good old Chouinard/BD skyhook has gotten more use than my Leepers ever did.

As for the OP's question, I just ground them down like the photo in the second response.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Aug 29, 2013 - 07:01pm PT
Bump
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Aug 29, 2013 - 07:13pm PT
It's certainly not my idea but yeah, grind them just like that. Grind the Cliffhanger and the Grappling hook but not the Leeper wide or the Talon.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Aug 29, 2013 - 10:34pm PT
Well how did I do?
I guess we will see when I take em' out for a spin.

Plaid
Credit: Plaidman
Credit: Plaidman
Credit: Plaidman
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Aug 29, 2013 - 10:46pm PT
why do ya'll make em so sharp?

stab yoself!


pointy good, slice belly open with entrails on the living room carpet, not so good.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Aug 29, 2013 - 10:50pm PT
Sharper better for gettin' those dimples. I got a hook bag. So no worries.

Plaid
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Sep 2, 2013 - 12:21am PT
Nothin like bomber drilled hooks.
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Sep 2, 2013 - 02:06am PT
OK, physics question.

If they are filed down to points, why bother with all the shapes? Is there some special geometry of the different width bases fitting into the micro-relief of the vertical wall below where the point is sitting? Does the wider base impart more lateral stability that keeps the point on the point of attachment?

If not, why not just get a bunch of super-narrow hooks and dispense with the whole filing business....
j-tree

Big Wall climber
Classroom to crag to summer camp
Sep 2, 2013 - 07:33am PT
Lol, on ZOD, Munge made us duct tape the tip of my "hawk" hook mod because it was so sharp, hook bag or no.
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