How to Choose Climbing Nuts, Stoppers, and Chocks
You need to have a wide variety of protective Climbing gear before heading to the mountains and rocks for a safe experience. There are two main categories of climbing protection gear such as active pro pieces with moving parts and passive pro pieces with no moving parts. It is vital to keep them both in your climbing accessories as each type of pro plays different roles in climbing safely. Petzl
, Black Diamond
, Singing Rock
manufactures some of the best climbing gear.
Nuts are the core of passive pro Climbing gear and have various alternative names such as stoppers, chocks, and tapers. These types of passive pro feature tapered metal wedge attached to wire cable with a loop at the end.
Tips To Choose Nuts, Stoppers, and Chocks
• You can buy 10 to 11 different sizes of nuts that cost you around 0. It is a good option and less expensive than buying them individually.
• Based on experience and experimentation, you can further decide which size of nut is needed in more than one placement
• It is recommended to buy a nut removal tool as it minimizes the wear and tears on nut wires. The tool also makes it easy to lift it out that would not be possible otherwise.