DMM Torque Nut Set Description
Brand : DMM
Season : Perennial
Code : 50090534
Protection - Nuts - DMM Torque Nut Set
These cleverly shaped hex's will fit a huge range of placements. The DMM Torque Nuts are designed to act almost like a cam, pivoting to create a stronger placement, just like the original Hexes.
Although Torque Nuts can be used as a wide wedge, their biggest advantage is based on the camming principle of the original hexes. Keeping the all important pivot points but with a modern redesign, DMM have created a excellent piece of passive protection kit that is immensely strong and very light. Rated at 14kN this equates to holding approx a 1.4 tonne static load. Just four sizes cover a very large range of placements. They are also colour coded and anodised for recognition and to protect from corrosion.
Skillful placement of Torque Nuts will 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 more effectively - the greater the area of the nut in contact with the rock the wider this load is spread. Bear this in mind if climbing on soft rock for example and to maximise the nut's holding power. Torque Nuts will also be the choice of protection for iced-up cracks over a spring loaded 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 knees when they are racked. A indented groove on the top of the nut protects the sling from abrasion.