Snag a hold.
The Black Diamond Grappling Hook with its greater clearance than the Cliffhanger, is designed to be used when hooking deeper objects. Slightly oversized, this highly versatile hook works on a wide range of larger-than-average edges and flakes. Its wide bipod base is remarkably stable on even small edges. This hook is great for big wall climbers and ground-up ascents. -Vendor
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- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I haven't had to use it yet but have added it to my canyoneering pack just in case. I am sure it will work when the time comes.
Does its job
I picked up this item as a back-up rescue to for canyoneering, just in case we get stuck in a keeper pothole or a sticky situation in some canyon. I figure this item may come in handy for a self rescue. I have not had a chance to test it out yet but I do think it is a bit large. I would recommend a smaller version, but overall a bare-bones products that does what it is supposed to do.
how much weight will a black diamond...
how much weight will a black diamond grappling hook hold? Is there a specific grappling hook that you would recommend for climbing buildings?
I don't think i would recommend this for buildings. Definitely built for rock climbing, but overall the hook should hold pretty much anything (of significance). I mean, the material it is grappled to is more of a question than this piece of metal. What did you have in mind anyway? Hope this helps.
It seems like you are insinuating to use this as a "ninja-style" grappling hook by launching it to a roof and climbing a rope attached to the hook. Though this is significantly smaller and intended for a totally different purpose. This grappling hook is 3 inches tall and is used by hooking it onto incut features on a rock formation (just above head height) and then climbing a sling ladder until the hook is mid-body height and repeating the process. As far as strength is concerned the hook is only designed for static weight and would not be recommended for more than body weight (approx 2 kN).
Hey to any big wall