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Hooks

This page will consider devices that I refer to as "hooks." These devices exist in a wide variety of configurations, and I'm not sure how to rigorously define them. Worse yet, I find it even harder to distinguish between hooks and horns. The best I can do is to assign those descenders which are not racks, carabiners, eights, plates (another catch-all), bobbins, brake bars, etc. to either hooks or horns. Hooks include any remaining device with "hook" in its name, horns include those with "horn" in its name, and the remainder fit in somehow.

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Image ID Device Description Acquired Weight Height Width Thickness Std. volume
Atlas Pompier Hook 1019 Atlas Pompier Hook Giant steel "carabiner" on leather & canvas belt Kathy Green, 2006 1444 248 137 27 917
Bry-Dan Hobbs, Standard Model 360 Bry-Dan Hobbs, Standard Model Forged 7075, unfinished standard model, square hole, round eye, QR pin, brake bar Bry-Dan Corporation, 1976 394 207 90 31 578
Bry-Dan Hobbs, Fire Dept. Model 1198 Bry-Dan Hobbs, Fire Dept. Model
Forged 7075T6, unfinished fire dept. model, square hole, round eye, push-type QR pin, brake bar Ken Laidlaw, 2009 399 225 93 31 656
Dinosaur Ring 1277 Dinosaur Ring Handmade open Al ring, noncommercial Pete Strickland, 2010 688 127 124 36 568
Fast Eight 942 Fast Eight Milled 6061-T6 plate, 3 slots, oval eye Dr. Gary D. Storrick, 2004 230 102 102 13 131
Hugh Banner 1328 Hugh Banner Aluminum rod hook Tom Furey, 2012 89 131 79 11 116
Patten's Hook 365 Patten's Welded from 10 mm. stainless steel rod. Dr. Gary D. Storrick 279 262 60 46 723
Peck

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Peck Cast Al Martin Armitage, 2012 196 183 57 20 210
Pierre Allain, Version A 1084 Pierre Allain, Version A Cast, trident shape, flat shaft. Stéphane Pennequin, 2007 149 188 111 17 359
Pierre Allain, Version B 366
578
1279
1321
Pierre Allain, Version B Forged, trident shape.
  • Pathfinder Sports, Roland Brown, 1982
  • John E. Weinel, Inc., 2000
  • Kevin Rayner, 2011
  • Paul Calton, 2012
145 187 107 17 340
Pierre Allain Copy, Version A 362 Pierre Allain Copy, Version A Noncommercial, extra horn projectiong downward from hook side Dave Belski, 1994 115 126 79 13 129
Pierre Allain Copy, Version B 363 Pierre Allain Copy, Version B Noncommercial Dave Belski, 1994 203 158 93 19 279
Pierre Allain Copy, Version C 364 Pierre Allain Copy, Version C Cut from plate, noncommercial Dave Belski, 1994 272 205 132 13 352
Rappelevator 367 Rappelevator Made from Atlas rocket tie-down rings, noncommercial Al Haarr, 1976 955 128 128 22 360
Storrick Multihook, Version A 957 Storrick Multihook, Version A Milled 6061-T6 plate, 2 down-hooks, one T-hook, two ears, round eye, noncommercial Dr. Gary D. Storrick, 2004 265 171 83 13 180
Storrick Multihook, Version B 956 Storrick Multihook, Version B Milled 6061-T6 plate, 2 facing hooks, one T-hook, two ears, round eye, noncommercial Dr. Gary D. Storrick, 2004 283 171 83 13 180
Storrick Open Eight, Proof-of-concept Prototype 943 Storrick Open Eight, Proof-of-concept Prototype Milled 6061-T6 plate, irregular top groove, rectangular eye, noncommercial Dr. Gary D. Storrick, 2004 187 127 78 13 125
Storrick Open Eight, Version B 955 Storrick Open Eight, Version B Milled 6061-T6 plate, irregular top groove, two ears, D-shaped eye, noncommercial Dr. Gary D. Storrick, 2004 243 162 83 13 170
Storrick Peck-like, Version A 361 Storrick Peck-like, Version A Hand cut from plate, crude finish, noncommercial Dr. Gary D. Storrick, ca. 1970 172 150 45 13 88
Storrick Peck-like, Version B 945 Storrick Peck-like, Version B Peck-style copy, milled from plate, noncommercial Dr. Gary D. Storrick, 2004 154 180 46 13 108
Storrick Peck-like, Version C 1000 Storrick Peck-like, Version C Peck-style copy, milled from plate, noncommercial Dr. Gary D. Storrick, 2005 473 239 68 26 423
Tokyo Top 368 Tokyo Top Forged. Made in Japan. Speleoshoppe, 1980 180 175 100 17 298

 

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