Editors' Choice 2018: Black Diamond Offset Stoppers Review

Our top climbing gear picks for 2018
By Matt Samet ,

Black Diamond's Offset Stoppers

Weighing only 8.8 oz, the full set of Black Diamond’s new Offset Stoppers (#7–11) has mad bang for the buck, with each piece offering four tapered, vari-sized, trapezoidal facets. I used them on wonky, seamy granite cracks, and loved how deeply they seated in pinches, flare boxes, and tapers—you can rotate the nut to get just the right “seat.” With 10 kN of holding power, these puppies are bomber, not to mention easy to identify thanks to anodized color coding. They effectively halved the number of mid-range nuts I needed on trad and mixed pitches.

$15 per Stopper or $75 for a full set (#7–11), blackdiamondequipment.com

See more of our top gear picks in our 2018 Climbing Gear Guide: Editors' Choice Awards.

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