One of the most versatile piece of protection. Torque Nuts can be used as a wide wedge, their biggest advantage is based on the camming principale of the hexes. DMM developped a piece of passive protection kit that is immensely strong yet very light. Rated at 14kN this equates to holding approx a 1.4 tonne static load. Just 4 sizes Cover a very large range and they are all anodised for recognition and corrosive protection.
Skillful placement of the Torque Nuts will still work in some places where cams simply aren't as effective. An important consideration is that cams point load the rock while Torque Nuts spread the load - the greater area of the nut in contact with the rock the wider this load is spread. Bear this mind if climbing on soft rock for example and to maximise the nut's holding power. Torque Nuts will also be the choice fo protection for ices-up cracks over a cam. This is also lighter than cam.
The Torque Nuts have a double Dyneema sling arrangement that allows you to easily minimise rope drag but without them bashing you in the kneew when they are racked on your harness. You can extended the sling and rack them on your shoulder.
The double sling mean you can used torque Nuts like a regular sling (wrap a trunk or a rock, build anchor or make a quickdraw) Why buying simple sling when you can have those slings with a piece of protection on it.
Every trad and mixte climbers should have Torque Nuts on there rack.
- Double dyneema sling
- Recessed heads prevent abrasion of the sling
- Colour compatibility with DMM, Wild Country and Black Diamond cams
- 374g for the set