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Black Diamond Stopper Set #4-13


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    Includes stoppers 4-13 (as you might have guessed) AND a free biner, nice!

    Since 1971, Black Diamond has been refining the exceptional geometry of its Stoppers to provide micro-protection that stays put. Their bomber performance ushered in the age of clean climbing and has made them a staple of every climber's rack for nearly three decades. Rounded corners assist "cleanability," reducing the possibility of the nuts getting caught on irregularities inside cracks. SET INCLUDES BLACK DIAMOND OVALWIRE CARABINER.
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    Vital for building a rack!

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    I have recently began to build a decently sized rack, but it all started with this stopper set. As I am still getting better at placing cams, I have found I love passive protection. I feel the best protected when I use a variety of protection ranging from passive, active, and natural in a route. Although this is not always possible, this set of stoppers fits my passive protection needs for the time being. Currently I am only leading easy trad routes. When I start climbing more advanced routes I will invest in other passive protection such as Hexes and TriCams. Regardless, these are a great place to start with passive protection.

    Vital for building a rack!

    Magic Stoppers

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    The shapes are a good design. They are easy to free, often only requiring a tool if they've been fallen on. Colors are helpful, but there are so many of them I just read the number and judge the size. They are very light and strong.

    My First Trad Gear

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    These were the first pieces of trad gear I ever bought. I'm proud to say that they are still on my rack and being used frequently. Easy to place, Durable, Strong, and really cool looking! Plus, you get a nice oval wire to rack them on!


      For the money, these stoppers are dependable and work reasonably well. I especially found the smaller stoppers to be strong and durable.
      Overall, there are far better options in terms of weight and ease of placement. They take much more work than to set than, say the DMM offsets or Wildcountry rocks. The BD's are a little thicker and just don't have a great taper.

      Not to mention, BD stuff is made in China. This is not to say that anything they make is unsafe. Quite the opposite. I just feel that its better to support a company like Metolius (Bend) or DMM (Wales) than a company that outsources cheap labor and sponsors corporate terrorism (citing axle-hammerhead telemark binding) !!!

      My money will go elsewhere! For cams: Metolius or Wired Bliss. For Stoppers: Metolius or DMM.

      Make mine a double.

        This is the perfect package if you already have a stopper set and want to double up on the workhorses. It's also choice for someone getting into trad and not interested in those tiny aid placements (yet!). Need more pro just in case you find that epic and need to bail? This is it.

        Bomber pro plus a wiregate oval? Sick.

        How many stoppers are in the package?

        How many stoppers are in the package?

        Does this include all sizes between 4 and...

        Does this include all sizes between 4 and 13 (4,5,6...)? The image doesn't clarify and there aren't any specs listed.

        Do these nuts have the one side with a...

        Do these nuts have the one side with a tapered edge? The one that gives is the pseudo camming action...

        Heres a side view of them straight off of BD's website:
        There is a slight curve, but i think you are looking for something more like the BD hexcentric or wild country rockcentrics.

        do stoppers work well in splitters (Indian...

        do stoppers work well in splitters (Indian creek)?

        No! But every once in a while you find small constrictions on a route, and you can definitely use small nuts here and there at the Creek (the first pitch of Lightning Bolt Cracks on North Six Shooter, and Inflictor at Broken Tooth come to mind). I prefer the Metolius stoppers myself.