Big nuts have come a long way since the days of the Hexcentric; gone are the clunky, heavy beasts of old. Nowadays we have a much lighter and more sophisticated answer to big crack protection.
The Torque Nut shape fits well in normal crack placements, but they have the extra advantage of working extremely well when placed in a camming position. Experiment with this at the bottom of the crag and you’ll see what we mean.
DMM have also given them a double sling. Clip them to your harness, doubled up and neat and you won't have nuts clanking down by your knees. You’ve then got the choice of a quick extension once the nut is placed. If you are close to the ground keep it short to reduce fall potential. Further up the pitch pull it into the extended position to reduce drag.
Torque Nut Features
- Large camming nuts
- Double dyneema sling
- 4 sizes covering a large range
- Anodised for ease of recognition and corrosion protection
DMM Torque Nuts
Size Dimensions Strength Weight Colour 1 31 x 41mm 14kN 54g Green 2 36 x 49mm 14kN 70g Red 3 44 x 59mm 14kN 104g Gold 4 54 x 71mm 14kN 146g Blue 1-4 14kN 374g