The Black Diamond Angle Pitons are made to fit larger cracks, pockets and pods. Their design, coupled with the springiness of the steel used gives these pitons inherently high holding power.
The Black Diamond Bosun’s Chair is a padded seat for long, hanging belays. Designed for big wall missions, the Black Diamond Bosun’s Chair allows the belayer to take a full, seated rest in between climbs, and weighs just 1.1 kg for a lightweight carry.
The Black Diamond Bugaboo Pitons are the bigger and stronger brother to the knife blades, for when the cracks get fractionally bigger.
The Black Diamond Cliffhanger is an indispensable tool for use on sketchy aid lines. It features a classic hook design and is the smaller of the two BD skyhooks that are currently available. Widely used on big walls like those in Yosemite, the Cliffhanger has a chiselled flat tip which can easily be filed to a point if needed and its bipod base helps stop any rotation.
The Black Diamond Grappling Hook is a monster large sized sky hook for use on larger flakes and edges. The Grappling hook is capable of hooking larger flakes than the Cliffhanger, whilst remaining remarkably stable on small edges thanks to it's massive bipod base.
The Black Diamond Knifeblade Pitons are classic pitons for thinner cracks, these have precision ground blades so that a consistent taper is achieved. There are two clip-in holes for corner placements and to save a little weight.
The Black Diamond Lost Arrow Pitons are for use in thin to medium cracks and tough enough to withstand many uses. Numbered for quick identification from 1 to 8. Four lengths are available (short, long, wedge and dong) and five thickness (thin, medium, thick, wedge and dong). Andy finds number 2 and 3 very useful for Scottish winter climbing.
The Black Diamond Padded Gear Sling features a well padded and adjustable shoulder strap that has a 9kN rating. Use it to keep your rack organised whilst taking weight off your harness, the anatomically shaped sling simply slides over your shoulder and is adjusted via a buckle.
The Black Diamond Pecker Pitons are designed to be used where knife blade pitons won’t fit or where the placement is more feeble. Due to the design of the peg the force is pulled downwards meaning that the pecker has to be pulled right through the crack for it to fail. Absolutely essential for big wall climbing and aid climbing.
The Black Diamond Rope Bucket is a hanging rope bag designed for big walling but equally handy on sea cliffs. Originally designed by Black Diamond for keeping ropes organised on big wall belays, our staff and customers have found this rope bag very useful in Pembroke and other sea cliff locations where you are abseiling in to a hanging belay. Simply feed the rope in at the top of the cliff, zip up the side panel and sling it over your shoulder.
The Black Diamond RURP is a realised Ultimate Reality Piton. Sounds a bit over the top? Maybe not- these are one of the coolest pieces of aid gear ever devised, and their advent opened up routes once thought impossible. If you need one, you know how good they are!
The Black Diamond Stone Gloves are a soft goat leather glove for aid climbing, belaying and light via ferrata. The palm is reinforced and the knuckles are stitched with kevlar.
The Black Diamond Talon is an essential piece of gear for hooking moves. The 3 leg design means you can always get the best hook and they are mega stable once placed.
The Black Diamond Zodiac Gear Sling is essential for carrying a large aid rack. The Zodiac is low profile, allowing you to still wear a water bladder rucksack, but still padded enough to take 5kg of gear in comfort.
The DMM Daisy Chains are 135cm Dynatec daisy chains for aid climbing progression. Full strength end to end, while the pockets are designed to hold body weight only, and should not be used to anchor directly to the belay.
Grivel's new daisy chain has a chain-link construction with loops that are all individually rated to 23kN as oppose to 2kN on a standard daisy chain, meaning that it can be used as a cows-tail of varying lengths or even to equalise anchors at a belay. This makes it a versatile piece of kit for sport, trad, aid or big wall climbing.