Sterling Rope Fire Escape Anchor Hooks


We changed fire escape operations with the introduction of our FireTech escape rope. We then simplified and revolutionized bailouts with the addition of our F4™ descent control device. Our innovative, simple and certified line of hooks completes the system.

Lightning and Lightning GT Hooks
Weighing less than 8 ounces, the aluminum Lightning Hooks offer a functional design with either a hitching slot or innovative wire gate for secure and rapid remote anchoring. The design of the Lightning Hooks helps take the guesswork out of the most fundamental step of the creating a fail-safe anchor.
Made of 7000 series, aircraft grade aluminum and CNC machined to our exacting specifications, the Lightning Hooks are certified to hold loads up to 3000 pounds at the tip. When combined with one of our descenders—either the venerable F4 or our new FCX—and any one of our Fire Escape ropes, the Lightning GT creates a versatile, exceptionally easy to use system for rapid egress.

Crosby Hook
The original portable anchor hook designed for the FDNY PSS. This forged alloy steel hook facilitates anchoring at the window or point of egress. A high strength rating ensures the hook will not deform even when fully loaded at the tip, or when exposed to extreme heat. The geometry of the Crosby hook offers the most security for placement on any surface.


Lightning MBS (lb) Lightning Weight (oz)
3,035 8.0
Lightning MBS (kN) Lightning GT Weight (oz)
13.5 7.7
Crosby MBS (lb) Crosby Weight (oz)
4,945 14.2
Crosby MBS (kN)


  • NFPA 1983: Escape Anchor

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Crosby, Lightning, Lightning GT




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