russ is (kinda) selling a BIG HOOK!

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Matt's

climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 25, 2013 - 01:22pm PT
FYI-- scroll down the thread to see pictures

http://www.mountainproject.com/v/large-hook-design-thoughts/108108529
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Apr 25, 2013 - 01:39pm PT

Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Apr 25, 2013 - 01:55pm PT
Have had those ring hooks for several months now. Stable hook, wide range, and style points. Worth a go but as Russ said, they aren't as strong as the originals...

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
crunch

Social climber
CO
Apr 25, 2013 - 04:31pm PT
I have a set of the Pika hooks. They were only available for a short while and I was way too cheap to buy them but then won a set in a raffle at Neptunes. Three sizes. Two orientations. The hook end was twisted to either sit along a small edge, or left straight to fit into a thin crack, hole or pocket.

Hot-Parad-Ice, Kingfisher. Large Pika Hook. BOMBER!
Hot-Parad-Ice, Kingfisher. Large Pika Hook. BOMBER!
Credit: crunch

Love 'em!

Th Fish Hooks look burly, but maybe a tad heavy for how much use they get?

Captain...or Skully

climber
Apr 25, 2013 - 10:33pm PT
I, too sport a buncha Pika gear. Big Ibises, a bunch of Toucans. I dig 'em.
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
May 3, 2013 - 07:45am PT
I have an Ibis hook, similar to yours Crusher, that a tradesman in SLC made for me. I found a smaller hook of similar design, though lacking the stabilizing lateral fins in a slot in UT. Great tool for technical canyons or sketchy solo explorations where a drill kit is too heavy or uncool or whatever. I understand that these are most often utilized in upward progression but I most commonly employ them as a janky and retreivable 'anchor' for descent. I also use them to back up meat belays in canyons quite often. Wonderful tools methinks. It is always a tad awkward though, to lead with one on the harness. They are essentially giant meathooks after all. I keep my big one sheathed in an old webbing sleeve to ease my mind.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
May 16, 2013 - 10:52pm PT
BITD we used to call that a "ring angle claw," not a hook
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