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Rocks Nuts

Average Rating = 4.48/5 Average Rating : 4.48 out of 5
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Passive protection is the backbone of any trad climbing rack, and Wild Country Rocks are always up to the task when youre starting up an ability-testing crack climb. Their anodized head make selection quick and easy when youre plugging pro fast and trying to beat the dreaded pump clock. Wild Country also thinned the walls on these staple pieces of climbing protection to reduce weight and save you energy on long pitches.

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Staples 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: grampacharlie, 2006-11-22

I love my rocks. They have been the staple of my rack fom my first lead till now. I've used many other styles, shapes and whatnot, and if I needed to buy a new set of stoppers, they would still be my first choice. I am starting to develope an affinity for curved nuts however. Hey WildCountry, any possibility of curved nuts for the future??? Not to replace, but supplement the old style?

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: findingit, 2006-08-29

Staple of my passive gear.....they kick ass. Durable, don't weld, but always stay in place with a nice tug.

Can't go wrong with these, especially now that they are anodized and bigger!! Can't wait to wear out my old ones!!

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: fearlessclimber, 2005-12-22

these are good because i got them on sale at the hiking shack, basically i am not to worried about my passive gear, it all wheighs about the same and the all work as good as any other

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: freeskicolorado, 2005-08-19

As Iím still essentially a gumby and this is my first set of nuts, I canít really compare the WC Rocks to any other brands. But, I can review them based on my experience learning to place gear with them.I have the full set, #1-14. The first several times I went out with them, I was slightly disappointed because I was unable to find anywhere to place the biggest sizes. However, after having them for a couple months, Iíve found superb placements for every single size. Iíve found the #3-7 to be invaluable, and would highly recommend that anyone purchasing these get at least the #1-10 sizes, as the 4 largest sizes, while useful, are not useful as often.In terms of ease of placement and the quality of the placements themselves, I couldnít be happier. The shape is excellent. Virtually every time I find a spot that looks like it would be a good nut placement, I can find a Rock that matches the shape of the rock damn near perfectly. Granted, thereís always those funky offset/flaring spots or placements with irregularities and crystals that these donít really fit into well, but those type of placements are really the domain of specialty gear anyway. As far as straight up, solid nut placements go, WC Rocks work very well for me.Iíve never had any trouble cleaning Rocks either, though I have yet to take a lead fall on one. However I do often use three equalized Rocks in TR anchors and proceed to have several people fall and hangdog the heck out of the climb, and the nuts pretty much always clean by hand or with minor persuasion from a nut tool. Iíve never had one budge a millimeter from where I originally set it. Bottom line, if youíre looking for a baseline, workhorse set of nuts Ė these are an excellent choice. I'm always hesitant to give anything a 5, but since I can't find anything I don't like about these.... they get one.

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: blake_wrinn, 2005-08-04

Good shape! Quite versitile. The classic look of nuts. Great price and strength.

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