Fifi hook

Fifi hook

The fifi hook is an integral part of aid climbing. It is used quickly to connect oneself to gear and so provide a third hand. The fifi is also highly useful for technical climbing, alpinism and mixed climbing.

The Fifi

A fifi hook is a question mark shaped tool, usually small and generally stamped out of a sheet of steel, or forged out of alloy. It has a large hole at the bottom for connecting to one's harness and a smaller hole at the top for connecting a retrieval cord. Its basic function is to hook into gear and take one's weight. It offers very little strength, and due to its open shape, requires a great deal of care when used.

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