SuperTopo.com Reviews and Ranks the Top Nuts and Stoppers for Rock Climbing and Mountaineering
Online PR News – 11-May-2010 – – MILL VALLEY, CA--SuperTopo.com, one of the most popular climbing web sites in the world, revealed today the results of the SuperTopo 2010 Editors’ Choice Awards for the nuts and stopper s category, listing this year’s best climbing nuts and best value for climbing nuts. The SuperTopo.com staff chose the following winners after extensive field testing in Yosemite, Colorado, and Utah. Each hauling device also underwent extensive side by side tests to evaluate key performance metrics such as hauling efficiency, ease-of-use, and other factors. The complete climbing nut review test results for 2010 are available on SuperTopo.com. http://www.supertopo.com/best/Climbing-Nut-Review
The winners are:
DMM Brass Offsets – http://www.supertopo.com/review/DMM-Brass-Offsets - winner of the Editor's Choice Award for 2010 micro nuts. It was the most solid but for tiny placements, especially in areas with pin scars. According to gear tester Chris McNamara, "the DMM Brass nut is our top choice for any big wall whether it is Yosemite or Zion because they are often the only clean aid placement."
DMM Offset Nut – http://www.supertopo.com/review/DMM-Offset-Nut - winner of the Editor's Choice Award for 2010. It had the most versatility of any nut. According to gear tester Ian Nicholson, "if you climb in older areas where pitons were used, these nuts are amazing."
ABC Huevo – http://www.supertopo.com/review/ABC-Huevo - winner of the Best Buy award for 2010. This award is given to a product that balances an extremely high score in our tests and a very reasonable price. According to Ian Nicholson, "For climbers on a tight budget, these are good, dependable nuts that fit the more typical bottleneck cracks very well."
DMM Peenut – http://www.supertopo.com/review/DMM-Peenut - winner of the Best Buy award for 2010. This award is given to products that scored very highly, and offered unique capabilities. According to Ian Nicholson, "Free climbers will love their pin scar prowess and toughness that stems from their hot forged heads."
Wild Country Superlight Rocks – http://www.supertopo.com/review/Wild-Country-Superlight-Rocks - winner of the Recommended award for 2010. This award is given to products that scored very highly, and offered unique capabilities. According to Ian Nicholson, "They are among the most versatile nuts we tested. On their side-to-side axis they excelled in flares and pin scars while on their front-to-back axis (the same shape as Rocks on a Wire) they fit smooth parallel sided cracks."
Metolius Ultralight Curve Nut – http://www.supertopo.com/review/Metolius-Ultralight-Curve-Nut - winner of the Recommended award for 2010. This award is given to products that scored very highly, and offered unique capabilities. According to Ian Nicholson, "Curve Nuts are our top choice for parallel sided cracks."
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