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Horns

This page will consider devices that I refer to as "horns." 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
Douglas Co. (OR) Mtn Rescue 352 Douglas Co. (OR) Mtn Rescue Welded 13 mm. steel rod, noncommercial copy of #355 C.J. Rushin-Bell, 1988 425 133 132 13 228
Fisk Descender, Version A 353 Fisk Descender, Version A
Star
Forged steel, plated, triangular & pear holes, round eye, two horns Brian Fisk, 1989 837 272 127 18 622
Fisk Descender, Version B 1223
1301
Fisk Descender, Version B
Star
Forged steel, plated, triangular & pear holes, round eye, two horns
  • Jeff Laycock, 2009
  • Tony Lam, 2011
836 272 127 18 629
Fisk Descender, Version B 1448 Fisk Descender, Version C
Star
Forged steel, plated, triangular & pear holes, round eye, two horns Westside Pawn LLC, 2015 890 274 128 19 647
Lirakis Hall Sidewinder, Large 357 Lirakis Hall Sidewinder, Large Bent & welded 12.7 mm. stainless steel rod John E. Weinel, Inc., 1985 457 148 93 13 175
Lirakis Hall Sidewinder, Medium 998 Lirakis Hall Sidewinder, Medium Bent & welded 9.7 mm. stainless-steel rod Hawill's Ltd., 2005 214 127 86 10 106
Lirakis Hall Sidewinder, Small 358 Lirakis Hall Sidewinder, Small Bent & welded 8 mm. steel rod John E. Weinel, Inc., 1985 116 94 67 8 50
Lirakis Open Sidewinder, Large 995 Lirakis Open Sidewinder, Large Bent 12.7 mm. stainless steel rod Hawill's Ltd., 2005 454 158 99 13 198
Lirakis Open Sidewinder, Medium 996 Lirakis Open Sidewinder, Medium Bent 9.7 mm. stainless-steel rod Hawill's Ltd., 2005 213 133 88 10 112
Lirakis Open Sidewinder, Small 997 Lirakis Open Sidewinder, Small Bent 8 mm. steel rod Hawill's Ltd., 2005 119 101 76 8 61
MSR Eighthorn 354 MSR Eighthorn, Version A Welded 11 mm. aluminum rod Pathfinder Sports, 1982 147 142 162 22

506

MSR Eighthorn 2454 MSR Eighthorn, Version B Welded 11 mm aluminum rod Donald Buchanan, 2017 144 143 166 22 528
MSR Longhorn 355 MSR Longhorn Welded 13 mm. aluminum rod, round rope hole, pear eye Mountain Safety Research, 1978 146 133 132 13 228
Ruapehu, Version A 356
2408
Ruapehu, Version A Forged, slot & D holes, two horns
  • Pathfinder Sports, 1980
  • Bob Thrun Collection, 2017
157 125 72 16 144
RappelImages/HornImages/DSC0356_7403.JPG 1349 Ruapehu, Version B Forged, hard anodized, slot & D holes, two horns Jim Brady, 2012 146 127 72 15 137
Storrick Open Horn 1001 Storrick Open Horn
Lemon
Bent 12.7 mm. plated steel rod.
Danger!Deadly.
This one will kill you.
Dr. Gary D. Storrick, 2005 357 118 143 13 214
TCS 359 TCS Cast, one rope hole, two horns, two eyes at 90 degrees, made in Bulgaria. Bob Elron, 1980 223 127 97 50 616
Triangle, Version A 993 Triangle, Version A Bent 11 mm. steel rod Dr. Gary D. Storrick, 2005 399 172 137 42 978
Triangle, Version B 999 Triangle, Version B Bent 11 mm. plated steel rod Dr. Gary D. Storrick, 2005 335 124 140 36 615

 

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