Are offset nuts only good for flaring cracks and piton scars? I am a new leader trying to decide what nuts to get. I've narrowed my two options down to either a full set of Wallnuts from 1-11 or a set of Offset nuts from 7-11 with a set of Wallnuts from 1-6. Can the Offset nuts completely replace that range of Wallnuts on my rack?
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Gear is a personal preference thing, so you'll surely get a lot of different answers depending on who you ask. For general use, I'd just get the Wallnuts, and later supplement with the Offset nuts. I actually find that I use smaller nuts more often, so your best bet might be getting the 11 Wallnuts, and later supplementing with the smaller Brass offset nuts for tricky thin placements.
Another option might be to lead on a friends rack, and see what works for you. This is really the fastest and cheapest way to learn your preferences if you can find someone to climb with.
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