Slightly oversized, for hooking larger edges and flakes than a Cliffhanger, the Grappling Hook’s wide bipod base is remarkably stable, even on small edges.
FeaturesLong throw allows this hook to clear larger placements than the Cliffhanger
Tech SpecsWeight67 g (2.4 oz)
Seen on the big walls of Yosemite, Patagonia and Baffin Island and based on the original A5 portaledge designs by John Middendorf, this ledge is a seriously proven piece of equipment. Extremely durable, easy to set up and adjust and with an array of built on organiser pockets. The Black Diamond Cliff Cabana Double Portaledge will take the battering of big walling and still give you a comfy place to sleep at night.
A must for any sketchy aid line. The Cliffhanger is the smaller of the two Black Diamond Skyhooks. It has a chiselled flat tip which can easily be filed to a point if needed and the bipod base helps stop rotation. For larger flakes then check out the Black Diamond Grappling Hook and for smaller edges or bat hooking then the Black Diamond Talon or Petzl Small Sky Hook. For Sling we recommended the Troll 10mm Tape.
The only answer if you are big walling in extreme conditions. Unlike any other fly on the market the Deluxe Fly is completely sealed. When putting it up you have to put the fly up first and then slide the portaledge into it through the door. With other fly’s they are sealed with a draw string underneath the ledge which means when the wind is blowing the wind and rain can come up through the ledge but not in this case.
A single Black Diamond ledge flysheet, with the excellent features of the Deluxe Cliff Cabana Fly. The Deluxe Single Fly offers complete weather protection when conditions become extreme in the wall.
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Established in 1977