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Black Diamond Stoppers are the tried-and-true original.
- Durable stoppers for your next trad climb
- Aluminum construction is sturdy and lightweight
- Color coding for quick identification
- Item #BLD0828
What do you think about this product?
December 21, 2018
When it comes to top of the line gear at a great price I always go for black diamond!
October 15, 2018
My mom lost her #13 climbing Physical Graffiti near Red Rock in Las Vegas. She needed another one. because in her words she "wouldn't want to be without it!"
May 14, 2018
The Perfect Nut
There's nothing to be said about these that hasn't already been said; they're pretty much perfect. Who needs cams if you have a set of these?? The only issue I've ever had is that I once broke the plastic part of a #7 after a pretty big whipper. The nut would probably still work fine bit I decided to retire it after that.
March 28, 2018
Strong, Durable, Reliable
I've been caring a small rack of these with me over the last couple weeks in France. They're reasonably light, so having 5 or 6 on a biner in your pack or on your harness is no effort. With a few various sizes, you're all set to rig up your improvised belay or protect yourself when needed. These, plus some tatt and a few pitons in your pack are a must for ski mountaineers traveling around in mixed terrain. I find these guys can take a serious beating and I have even rapped off a #3 + #1 equalized. The wires are a bit thin, but strong and durable. -@tj_skis
December 2, 2017
These stoppers are so great! I had to get a new one because my other one was stuck too good in a crack up in Little Cottonwood Canyon (its free game if anyone wants/finds it. ;) ) I spent quite a bit of time trying to dig it out until I took a moment to realize that since it was so stuck, it would have protected me no matter what if I whipped! Great piece of gear.
February 19, 2017
These are my first set of nuts. I got the whole set 1-13. I've used a every single nut in the set and have even had to bail off a couple number 1 nuts. They are strong and will hold. I recommend using a number 3 as a last nut to fall on. The number 2 and 1 are meant only for body weight as the wire is so thin. The nuts fit really well in the rock but seem to take a beating. A couple have some deep scars from just placing the nut itself.
June 22, 2016
I really recommend this stoppers , very useful and very light .
January 13, 2016
love deez nuts
BD stoppers are a must have in your collection of gear if you have any intentions of climbing trad. They are colorful which helps keep them organized on your rack. The simplicity of a piece of pro such as a nut is what makes them so cool. Double up on these bad boys and you wont regret it because it's easy to place a lot of them.
June 24, 2015
These are a must have for setting top anchors in New England, and they (a full set) have been just right in the situations that call for them. I'm glad I have them!
May 16, 2015
Alex's first aid lead, using only BD Nuts to send Church Bowl Tree- Yosemite.
December 24, 2014
These stoppers are legit! I had to buy a new #8 after I blew a piece, fell past my belayer, and welding this bad boy in there. No better mid size stoppers out there.
December 22, 2014
Quality product and the last size to complete my full nut set!
June 9, 2014
Putting the new #5 to use
Well some how my crucial #5 fell off my set without me knowing it. Though I could use double sets in these smaller sizes I'm not ready to break the bank. Until then its great to have a nice shiny new stopper!
December 31, 2013
Relative size #8
Next to a dime.
December 31, 2013
Relative size #6
Next to a dime
December 28, 2013
My newest favorites
December 28, 2013
Just got some.
Just got #6 and 8 for christmas and already know im going to love them. Already on my rack. Very solid feeling, wire is heavier too.
December 1, 2013
double em up
glad bd lets you buy individuals, as sometimes they stick in cracks too well or you value life too much to rappel off a chockstone. Not much different from other options though I like the HBs a bit better, but haven't had recalls like Wild Country either.
November 21, 2013
The number 9 seems to always find it's way into cracks
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June 20, 2009
I had the small piece of plastic that wraps...
I had the small piece of plastic that wraps around the cable and crimp fall off of one of my stoppers, what is a good way to replace it?
James C Watts
June 22, 2009
I haven't had this problem myself, but looking at one of mine, I would say shrink tubing would probably work best, but electrical tape would probably work fine in a pinch as well. Also, this shouldn't effect the strength of the piece (though might make it a pain on the rack), but if there is any doubt, replace it. A $9 wire is not worth your life, or even the doubt in your head while shaking and pumped out 15 feet above it.
March 13, 2009
I've got two Q's. How big is #13, and will...
I've got two Q's. How big is #13, and will #2 catch me?! Its so small...
Sir Leroy Rocksalot
March 13, 2009
#13 is about the size of a golf ball (not as thick though) and #2 will not catch much of a fall, even in a bomber placement. It's intended just for aiding.
March 30, 2009
BD says that #1&2 are only for aid, but damn, I find great placements for them all the time. I dont run it out when i am above them, but I've taken small falls on the #2 and the wire held just fine, no frays or any problems. I will keep using them on lead and wont think twice about it.