Moses Enterprises focuses on creating quality rock climbing hardware through combining old school techniques with modern technologies. They are headquartered in Paso Robles, California just a few hours south of Yosemite, the mecca of old and new school climbing.
Cam hooks are used to make quick progress up cracks. The use of applied leverage transfers bodyweight into a holding force against the rock. You can place this protection as if you are free climbing. You can easily bypass funky placement areas with these "finger locks" of metal protection. The hook itself is over-bent and has a slight hourglass-shaped tip that locks into cracks and pin scars. The smooth surface around the webbing tie-off hole reduces wear on the webbing. It is based off of Ed Leeper's original design.
Sling with 9/16″ supertape or 1/2″ tie-off webbing. If using the 9/16″ supertape, cut the webbing with a 45 degree angle to make it easier to feed through the tie-off hole. 1/2″ tie-off webbing allows more versatility on how the sling is oriented. If using 1/2″ tie-off webbing, inspect the webbing frequently – It can wear out quickly. *please note that webbing is not included with the purchase of wide or narrow cam hooks*
Narrows and Wides are the workhorses of the group. Double up on these in order to make sequential moves by leapfrogging them. Use this method to climb cleanly and quickly, placing pro as if you were free climbing.
Wide Cam Hook Specs & Features
- Heat-treated 4130 chrome-moly steel
- Thickness = (1/8”) 0.125”
- Laser-cut shape
- Tie-off hole = 3/8” (0.375”); chamfered
- Weight = 63 g / 2.22 oz.
Cam Hook Care
Finish: A water-displacing dry film oil is applied to steel cam hooks during manufacturing. If a surface becomes rusty, remove rust with Scotch-Brite or a fine abrasive pad. Aluminum cam hooks can become oxidized by prolonged exposure to the elements and can be polished with Scotch-Brite or a fine abrasive pad. Remove any moisture from cam hook surfaces and oil with a good water-displacing product (WD-40 or equivalent) when not in use. Wipe off excess oil with a clean, dry cloth. Store in a dry place.
Shape: Use a file to remove any burrs that have resulted from heavy use. Do not use a grinder or belt sander. This will undo the heat treating.
100% Made in the U.S.A.