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    23 Reviews


    Bigger than nuts, lighter than cams.

    DMM Torque Nuts provide the utility of large nuts, the range of hexes, and a unique sling design that makes racking much easier. The doubled Dyneema sling lets you shorten your gear’s length for unencumbered racking, and all you have to do is grab one side and pull for full length after you place a piece. DMM’s geometry lets these nuts cover a wide range of cracks with only four sizes.
    • Item #DMM0038

    Tech Specs

    aluminum, Dyneema sling
    14 kN
    Claimed Weight
    [1] 1.9 oz, [2] 2.5 oz, [3] 3.7 oz, [4] 5.2 oz
    Recommended Use
    traditional climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    Love the blue one

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have climbed less than 10 trad routes so far, and more than half of the times I ended up using the blue one. It feels a lot more secure than a large size cam when you can place them. I love it when you can place it in an active mode.

    It does make noises, but it doesn't bother me much.

    Bomber and Light!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I got a set of these after a recommendation from a friend for a trip to the Bugaboos. I was highly impressed on how solid they felt and the good weight. I had not used DMM nuts before but will continue to recommend these.

    Moar Moo Bells!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I just wish they made the next size down, otherwise I've been using these more than my cams or to supplement to make a full rack and keeping it light. Still have yet to take it in the alpine where I think these will really shine.

    Finally a Hex I'll carry

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I've never liked hexes, but after seeing these I had to pick up a set. Do they still sound like cowbells? Yes. Do the extendable slings, size ranges, and function make it worth it? No question. If you climb in the alpine these are a no-brainer, and with a little practice I'm now bringing them instead of a doubles for some objectives.

    k Go to Hex

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These are the best Hexes I have used. I really like that DMM made four hexes that cover an impressive range instead of making a ton of hexes that cover small ranges. I have seen people at the crag with 6+ hexes and I am glad that I have the same range capabilities with less weight and gear with the torque nuts.

    Another thing I really like about these is the extendable sling. I would definitely recommend getting hexes with a sling as sometimes the rope pulling on the wire can move these out of place making them less than ideal. The extendable sling allows the rope drag to be minimized.

    These do make a pretty loud clinking noise that sounds a little bit like cowbells, but it is not as bad as I expected and I seldom notice the noise while climbing. Overall, I am really pleased with these and would recommend them to anyone looking to expand their rack with inexpensive and high utility pieces.

    Great cowbell, if you are into that

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    - It's nicknamed as cowbell for a reason
    - Cam is almost always better. Not always, but most of times (this varies on location).
    - Some people will make fun of you. In which case, you can grab a sling and swing your hex. It's a great weapon.
    - Good luck trying to place a hex while you are pumped.

    - It's a great weapon.
    - Light
    - Extendable sling
    - Cheap


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I love them! I trust these bad buys more than a cam, and they are super light. The sling is genius thanks DMM .I have taken lead falls on these and still been able to retrieve. bottom line you should own a set

    Nice addition to rack

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Very versatile. Look at video from DMM to see ways to place. I have used several times in Gunk horiziontals, and when they fit and lock in with camming action they are bomber.

    Awesome design!!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Each nut offers a few different sizes to place it. Place it correctly and you can get the added benefit of a camming like action to further secure the placement. What sold me on these versus others was the extendable sling. The rounded edges also make it easier to remove

    Pretty Good!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I'm stepping into the realm of Hexes, trying to reduce my dependency on cams (and weight). So far it's been pretty good, I can still place a cam much faster than these things but there's a learning curve to everything. I do feel more positive about these with the webbing vs cables (I used to own the BD version). They work very well in horizontal placements! Pulling the sling through can be a bit of a pain, even if your pulling on the joint end, but I think this is still superior to cables.

    Overall I'm happy with them and I'll keep using them, when I do find a place for these on the wall, they feel absolutely bomber!!

    So far I only use numbers 1&2, they do take up a bit of space on the rack, I can only imagine the larger sizes are even more bulky.

    Pretty Good!

    What you expect from DMM

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I picked up all but the largest Torque Nuts from various sales and got to try them out recently with the warmer weather and I was not disappointed. I placed at least one on ever climb and I always felt great running it out above one. They bite the rock really well and having three placement options (plus rotating 180 degrees) makes them feel really secure and easy to place. I often found places where cams didn't feel secure but these were right at home.

    They work great in horizontal placements and behind ledges. Doesn't really replace a cam, but is a nice complement to them. These do seem to work better than old wired hexes and other hexes I've used, they have a slightly different profile the extendable sling is a nice feature. If you have only used normal hexes in the past, it's worth giving these a ride, you'll notice a difference.

    What you expect from DMM

    Get a set.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have a full set of cams and will still bring these with me. They are very light, have their own extendable sling, and bite into the rock very well (actually, they might be the only hex your partner ever has trouble removing!). I'm always happy to place a torque nut, and as others have said, carrying each hex on it's own nut just makes sense. The material used to construct each hex head can be a little loud when they clang together, but I think it's worth the weight savings.

    Almost perfect

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I bought these (full set) for a trip to Joshua Tree because I couldn't afford cams but my partner and I needed some more largish pieces. I was very happy with them. I always took at least 1 on a climb, usually 2. I found a placement on most climbs. They are very solid when placed well and I found that some constrictions just SCREAM torque nut. I would never consider wired hexes. Slings are the way to go. I never took a fall on one but I definitely would feel confident going for a big move if I had one of these below me.

    They are great but the overlap is still not perfect, I think they are the best hexes ive seen, but they do not deserve to be put in a different category from hexes altogether.

    Really Impressed

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I've been critical of hexes before I actually encountered them and saw how secure they are. My buddy countered a lot of my cam placements with his set of DMM hexes. They're not hard to place and cover a good range for the weight. I'll be picking up a set as soon as possible.

    I like!!

      I like these a lot better than the typical wired hexes. They are easier to place and you need fewer of them because one torque nut covers a bigger size range. The extendable sling is pretty awesome as well!!

      Extendable slings is a win-win for me.

        I love the extendable slings on these! At first I didn't think they were that great, because I racked all the hexes on one biner. Then I climbed Baboquivari Peak with them (several pitches of 5.6). I took only passive gear on the climb, and so I re-racked these to be each on their own biner, using BD neutrinos for color coding. Returning to my usual mix of cams and passive gear, I haven't "demoted" them back to a single biner yet. I use them way more when they're on their own, I can get right to the one I want, and usually I don't need to extend them beyond the sling. Fantastic.

        At first I also didn't like the lack of intermediate sizes, but I kind of like how they match BD cam colors now. Makes it real easy to see which one I want from looking at the rock.

        Better then BD or WC...

          Well, they're the best hexes on the market, but the camming range could be better, and there could be more sizes. DMM tries to compare these to regular cams, but their range doesn't overlap very well, so they aren't nearly as functional. I would also like a size smaller than the green. I dunno, hexes can be useful, and these are the best, so you don't really have any other options, but I think DMM can do better.