No matter if you are climbing a rigid ladder, a caving ladder or using a powered ascender on a rope, an overhead anchor is needed for vertical access. We offer hooks in a variety of sizes, capacities and functions. Common for them all is a high capacity / weight ratio.
Rigid ladders provides the most stable and effective climbing tool available for boarding and entering operations.
Hooks are available in both single and double configurations, and are delivered in several sizes between 2.5” and 9” to accommodate a large range of different boarding and entering operations and fixture points.
Some users prefer the dual hooks because of the increased stability they provide. The disadvantage of the dual hooks is that the forces from climbing in the ladder may cause the hook to “walk” or move if it is suspended on the hook tips.
The optimal way to fasten a grapnel hook is within the arc, as this gives the best distribution of forces through the hook, giving the best load rating.
Tip loading increases the forces on the hook, lowering its rating, but can be beneficial as the hard metal tip insert digs into most surfaces for maximum grip and minimum risk of losing its hold. Note that arc loading is preferred when available. All hooks are tested prior to delivery and have a DNV type approval and unique serial number
REBS hooks can be supplied with several different interfaces that enable their use with each of the different placement systems including carbon poles, giraffe and windup poles, and Rolatubes. The different interfaces includes:
The mounting bracket is the most common interface for REBS hooks and fits all the poles (Pneumatic Giraffe Tracer via adapter) and the Carbon Ladder. The mounting bracket gives the option of using the special carabiner pulley system, which allows the user to fasten a hook on an entering point and then pull a wire ladder up to the fastened hook.
Rolatube attachments allow for easy placement and separation of the hook from the pole, similar to the pigg release.
The tactical connector is different from all other hooks. The connector consists of a conical slot which gives the system a great fit and is secured with a quick release pin.
The pigg release system is an adapter with a pin that connects into the top adapter of a placement tool, such as a telescopic pole. After the hook is attached to the ledge, the pin can be pulled, and the pigg release will let go of the pole, leaving behind a clean anchor.