Reviews for C.A.M.P. Ball Nuts
Average Rating : 4.57 out of 5
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Review by: QuickDrawMcGraw, 2009-08-19
The don't work all that great in flared crack, but what does?
Lowe Balls, Trango Ball Nutz
Review by: Climbskilivefree, 2009-06-19
I have been using these since they came out. They require exact placement. When setting them, simply use the lower part of the ramp and lightly set the ball. If you fall or move on the piece it will set more firmly. In 10+ years, I have yet to have one fail. If your very good at setting nuts, these will be a greate extension of your rack. Take some time (close to the ground) and get a feel for setting them. I would use a Ball Nut 4 or 5 times more often then a small cam. Rock on!
Amazing for free climbing too!
Review by: debaser655321, 2009-06-04
I have a red #2 and have been placing it every chance I get. So convenient when small cams don't fit and a quality nut placement is difficult. I took a huge (20ft) fall on it this last week and it totally held my butt. I tried cleaning it myself but couldn't get it to move, at all. Someone else was kind enough to clean it and give it back to me, bent wires and all. This piece will be retired to an aid rack.
Review by: jrzacher, 2007-09-21
I think more Aid Routes would go clean if people had triple sets of just the smallest two. I have found that they set really hard in sandstone. I think this is because the sandstone gives a little and causes it to wedge further. This makes it a little more difficult to clean. I am talking about Navajo and Wingate sandstone. It is easy to mess up the cables and springs if you are not patient cleaning them in sandstone. In granite they are a breeze to clean, even after aiding/falling on them. Like others point out, they work well in Flares because the ball can pivot. I Heart Ball nuts.
Review by: skinner, 2007-09-15
Have a full set which have been used exclusively in limestone. Maybe it has something to do with the softer rock, but even after only being subject to body weight in an aid situation, I've found that they can be extremely difficult to remove. That being said, I always carry them on my rack, and when I need a bomber placement in a small crack, I pop in a ball nut. Unlike standard wired nuts, they stay put when subject to excessive movement , upward rope pull, etc.