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Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Dec 30, 2012 - 10:23pm PT
I remember on Mescalito, somewhere up there I came across a rurp in a horizontal placement. All that was showing was the eye sticking out, no wire or tat in it. It made a perfect placement for the small hook on the talon.

SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Dec 30, 2012 - 10:26pm PT

I'm hooked!!!!!
Scott Thelen

Trad climber
Truckee, Ca
Dec 30, 2012 - 10:26pm PT
Whatever you have to do to talk yourself into something.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Dec 30, 2012 - 10:30pm PT
Complete bullsh#t, that tape.... Hooks aren't Pro. They were never meant to be.
Straighten out yer petticoats & move the f*#k up. You'll get something after a while.
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 30, 2012 - 10:40pm PT
Still looking for the REALLY BIG ARSE hooks!
Scott Thelen

Trad climber
Truckee, Ca
Dec 30, 2012 - 10:44pm PT
tape an ice axe to the wall
tape an ice axe to the wall
Credit: Scott Thelen
ryankelly

Trad climber
el portal
Dec 30, 2012 - 11:12pm PT
I'm an inexperienced and amateur hooker, but it sure is fun.

I'm too slow and scared on walls to photograph placements, but I think I might start.

What else ya got superotopo?
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 30, 2012 - 11:59pm PT
Hell, I don't care if their just "on my rack" shots... let's see what you carry in the hooking department.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Dec 31, 2012 - 12:08am PT
A #3 Pecker, hand placed, acting more like a hook than anything else.

Credit: Mark Hudon
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Dec 31, 2012 - 12:12am PT
Hook vs. Heads.

Hook wins, Max took those heads out. (LIA crux pitch)

Credit: Mark Hudon

Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Dec 31, 2012 - 01:40am PT
I’m with Skully. Taping a hook to the wall to leave as pro is total bullsh#t. The only case where this might be ok is when you have a fat hook wrapped over a bomber flake, like in the first photo that Plastic posted. A Fish hook would work well in such a case, as well as the Pika hook pictured.

Why is taping a hook to the wall bullsh#t? Because hooks are not meant to hold falls – just body weight. If you fall on a small- or medium-sized hook (anything smaller than a fatty Fish hook or the like…) the hook will likely blow out the rock, rendering the hook placement useless for future use. Then what are you going to do? Pull out the drill and place a rivet? The hook will probably bend open in a fall too, making the hook itself useless for future use… that is, until you pound on it with your hammer to get it back to the proper shape.

So… Don’t leave hooks taped to the wall!!! You’re just asking to make a mess of things and screw up the route! Don’t leave hooks taped to the wall!!!

(I was meaning to post something in regard to this issue on the Stupid Questions about Aid Climbing thread but never got around to it.)


Still looking for the REALLY BIG ARSE hooks!

Skully’s got one – the “Meat Hook” by Vermin.

Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 31, 2012 - 01:46am PT
I guess I would never view a hook (taped or not) as real pro I could look back on and feel comfy about. I see taping as a way to keep the hook in place as I move onto another sketch piece just in case I drop a few feet onto it.

Not sure if that made any sense...
Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Dec 31, 2012 - 01:53am PT
… in case I drop a few feet onto it.

Same deal as what I just mentioned above. Once you commit to the next piece, you want to remove the lower hook from the rock ASAP. Taking a daisy fall onto a hook is even worse.

Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Dec 31, 2012 - 02:02am PT
The elusive Standard and Captain FISH Hook. Took me a while to find a ...
The elusive Standard and Captain FISH Hook. Took me a while to find a set of these!
Credit: Vegasclimber

I have a pair of ring hooks from Russ as well, but can't find a pic of them at the moment. These were a pain in the ass to find.
ß Î Ø T Ç H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Dec 31, 2012 - 02:43am PT
TAPE!!! TAPE!!! TAPE!!!
Slinky00

Trad climber
Carson City, NV
Dec 31, 2012 - 03:25am PT
This is an awesome thread!
Evel

Trad climber
Nedsterdam CO
Dec 31, 2012 - 09:55am PT
Vermin Hooks rule! The Meat Hook will go around your neck. Or your partners neck....


Working on a pic. Geez gimme a sec.
kaitb

Big Wall climber
Dec 31, 2012 - 11:10am PT
Credit: kaitb

Wings of Steel. Dime size edges.
kaitb

Big Wall climber
Dec 31, 2012 - 11:17am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#281373
martygarrison

Trad climber
Washington DC
Dec 31, 2012 - 11:36am PT
Mark, about this 50' fall. Do tell....
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