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Worth the $$
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
After getting these offsets, I hardly ever place my regular DMM Wallnuts anymore. For flaring cracks, they are simply the best, and as for placing them in general, they seem to seat better than the Wallnuts do, simply due to their irregular shape. Love em!
I am curious as to why no other company offers offset stoppers?
I've had the same set of nuts for the last 19 years. I've had to leave a few over the years when I get shut down on a trad climb and rap off.. I never thought I'd need a new set of nuts until I lead a crack using my buds rack. He had doubles of these dmm alloy offsets and I place four doc them in a single pitch. They've seemed to fit the contours of the cracks where I've recently climbed..mcDowells in Phx, J tree, Red rocks, Tahquitz, and Toulumne Meadows. I love these offsets. They compliment your standard nuts.
Best offset nuts
Once you have a standard set of stoppers, these are a must have for your rack (especially if you ever want to go to Yosemite). They are the best stoppers for those odd placements.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Not much to say just MUST have in your rack :)
Took these nuts out to J-Tree and instantly fell in love. They seem to magically find bomber constrictions in the undulating quartz monzonite that can be sometimes tricky to protect. Thinking about picking up a second set or at least the smallest 3 out of the 5 in this set.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have been using these as my primary set of stoppers at Jtree for several seasons so far and could not be happier. They really come into their own on flared crack placements. Curved stoppers like BD's and Wallnuts are also good for an all purpose set of nuts, its really a matter of preference.
Double Your Nuts with These
If you're area accepts nuts then get these to compliment yours. If you have a basic set, these are "doubles" but are able to fit in places that nothing else will.
On the Seventh Day, offsets were created.
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I am excited to use these. Got them to supplement my base rack.
These things are the wasps nipples
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Buy these, they work better than almost any nut out there and for aid climbing they are almost a necessity. Get either the DMM brass offsets to cover the lower sizer or the Black Diamond alloy offsets that cover about the same range. They fit in some awkward spots that no other nut will.
DMM Alloy offsets
Great addition to any rack where flaring cracks are common. I bought these for a trip to J Tree and had them with me on every pitch. Many positions to choose from due to the creative design. Placements can be bomber where stoppers might be less than ideal. They will always be on my rack!
Best Stopper Set.
These place like no other stopper. They always feel solid and fit into some odd placements to give a boost confidence. Buy the set and you may find yourself, like me, leaving that old BD set on the ground. Check out the DMM Peenuts set for the small stuff.
Yosemite dream team
I climb in Yosemite a lot and I find myself placing these more than any other nut. I usually carry some BD stoppers but I am considering stopping because these fit way better in Yosemite cracks. If you climb in the valley these are a must have.
Going where nothing else has gone before
Bottom line is that you want these. They seem to slide into places I only dreamed would hold a piece before. Buy a set and you will be using them on every pitch.
DMM Alloy Offsets
_proud new owner of some great protection...
Perfect piton pro
These are my favorite piece for banged out pin scars that used to take 1/2" pins and now take these without issue. Certainly make many an aid pitch fly by way faster than without them. My first aid trip to Zion I had only 1 offset (an old HB) and wished I had many more. Lesson learned. I now have 2 sets and my life is easier.
Are offset nuts only good for flaring...
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?
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.
As a rule, you want to get as much of the nut surface in contact with the rock as possible. Offsets are great because they do this in flaring crack where a standard nut would only have a couple corners in contact.
In a non-flaring, crack, though, it's the opposite, and the offset isn't going to get as much contact as a standard nut.
Thus they each have their place. The right answer really depends on where and what you climb. FWIW, I use the larger BD non-offset nuts quite a bit in and around Boulder.
Having bought a couple sets and gained some experience, I recommend not buying sets at all. Rather, beg, borrow, and buy used (with a good inspection of course) a wide variety of passive pieces and then see what you like and don't like, what works, etc., then go out and buy what you've decided you need.
You don't want to be blindly carrying sets. Rather, you should be selecting individual passive pieces based on what you expect for the climb.
Great for pin scars and weird funky placements. Used these in yosemite for the past 3 weeks. They saved me from some long scary runouts many a time. Be sure to use a nut tool when cleaning these guys. The cables tend to kink easier then regular nuts.
Take that pin scars!
Tried these out last weekend in Berkeley, where back in the day the sierra club used to practice destroying cracks with pins. These fit like champs where my metolius nuts just would refuse to go. I think that you still need a second set of nuts with these, but they are super bomber nonetheless.