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Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 30, 2012 - 07:55pm PT
Always a fun time when the hooks come out to play.

Post your hook shots!

Monster hooks.

Big hooks.

Weird hooks.

Shaky hooks.

Bomber hooks...

Let's see what you have!

For starters here's one of Mark Hudon's that held a 50 footer on the Coral Sea of Native Son.

Photo by Mark Hudon
Photo by Mark Hudon
Credit: Ihateplastic
prickle

Gym climber
globe,az
Dec 30, 2012 - 07:55pm PT
does the tape really help?
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 30, 2012 - 08:03pm PT
Prickle...

It does reduce the wiggling around factor as you move off it and the rope tends to move the piece.

But the second needs to CLEAN UP after the leader!
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Dec 30, 2012 - 08:27pm PT
I think Cheyne removed the hook and then decided that he wanted to photograph it and replaced it but didn't move the tape. I originally had it taped down. For this particular placement, I can't say the tape helped, I can't say it hurt either. All I really wanted was that it held the hook in place and not allow it to fall out on it's own.

Cheyne, didn't leave the tape there, you can bet on that!
prickle

Gym climber
globe,az
Dec 30, 2012 - 08:30pm PT
thanks guys, I'm trying to learn..

i've used em for pro on trad routes but tied them to the ground, maybe i'll tape em' next time which won't put as much downward force on them.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Dec 30, 2012 - 08:32pm PT
Here's another one, this time it's Cheyne's hook. He left the hook for protection, the tape made sure the hook didn't fall off the placement. In that regard, and for this hook, the tape certain did its job.

Credit: Mark Hudon
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Dec 30, 2012 - 08:39pm PT
On the crux of Lost in America. Aside from evidence that the flake this hook was on had broken recently, I wasn't too worried since the fall was only a swing sideways onto the anchor not far away.

Credit: Mark Hudon
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 30, 2012 - 08:44pm PT
Cheyne, didn't leave the tape there, you can bet on that!

Ha! I would NEVER presume otherwise from a Hudon ascent!
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Dec 30, 2012 - 08:57pm PT
So any time I see a hook topic here I post up my "KS-1" model. Specifically designed for hooking micro flakes without applying outward force or prying action, it's milled from 6061 T6. It's not super durable and certainly won't hold a fall but it has served me well hooking to drill on thin granite face climbs.

The KS1 hook. The Talon is for scale.
The KS1 hook. The Talon is for scale.
Credit: Ksolem

Here it is in action at Courtright Reservoir.

Kris Solem drilling from a hook at Courtright Reservoir.
Kris Solem drilling from a hook at Courtright Reservoir.
Credit: Jan McCollum

Here's Rincon Rob being a happy hooker on Mescalito...

Rob Brown hooking on Mescalito
Rob Brown hooking on Mescalito
Credit: Ksolem
prickle

Gym climber
globe,az
Dec 30, 2012 - 08:57pm PT
Thanks for the pics Mark. How you guys stop and take pics amazes me, i'd be shittin'!
prickle

Gym climber
globe,az
Dec 30, 2012 - 08:59pm PT
WOW that KS1 hook is SUPER RAD!
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Dec 30, 2012 - 08:59pm PT
Regan was coming up after us and I told him that I was going to clean every piece of tat off the route. I didn't want to hose him so I told him about my 5 mil tat cleaning cord and that he should go out and get one. Later, emailing with him about the climb, he mentioned that the cleaning cord trick was totally slick and that he was going to have one with him on all his future climbs.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Dec 30, 2012 - 09:02pm PT
Hey Mark, is that "Gorilla" tape or your newly patented "Bad Ass Tape?"
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Dec 30, 2012 - 09:05pm PT
Gorilla tape, I've approached them for sponsorship though ;-)
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 30, 2012 - 09:06pm PT
Ksolem...

I still think that is a sweet pice of equipment! Should be duplicated...
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Dec 30, 2012 - 09:11pm PT
A #1 Tomahawk in a hole.

I though this hole would be a cool nut placement but there wasn't enough distance behind the flake for the nut to fit. I tried a regular hook but the hole was too thin. This Tomahawk fit perfectly!

Credit: Mark Hudon
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Dec 30, 2012 - 09:12pm PT
Do I really have to commit to this and drill?
Do I really have to commit to this and drill?
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 30, 2012 - 10:14pm PT
Here's an old ring angle claw I have from BITD...

Credit: Ihateplastic
Captain...or Skully

climber
Dec 30, 2012 - 10:19pm PT
Taped down hooks are bullsh#t. If you need tape, you're already wrong.
Prod

Trad climber
Dec 30, 2012 - 10:20pm PT
Taped down hooks are bullsh#t.

Why?

Prod.
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