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Object Title: Wired Stoppers

Manufacturer: Black Diamond

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Page By: GuitarWIzard

Created/Edited: Jun 11, 2002 / Jun 11, 2002

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Essential pieces of any climbing rack, StoppersĀ® feature a transverse taper for accurate, secure placements and rounded edges for easier removal

Color-coding and individual marking make it easy to spot the right size on your rack
Sizes 4 - 13 made of extruded 6061-T6 aluminum alloy for light weight and strength
Sizes 1 - 3 made of extruded 7075 aluminum with straight edges for maximum rock contact
Swages are made of galvanized steel cable for strength and resistance to corrosion
Batch testing insures consistant quality, plus each unit is individually tested to half its rated strength before leaving the factory
Available in sizes 1 - 13. See size chart below for: Size/Strength/Length x Width/Weight
#1/2kN/9.1mm x 4.3mm/7g
#2/2kN/9.9mm x 4.8mm/8g
#3/5kN/11.4mm x 6.1mm/12g
#4/6kN/12.5mm x 6.9mm/16g
#5/6kN/13.5mm x 8.4mm/18g
#6/10kN/15.5mm x 10.2mm/32g
#7/10kN/16.3mm x 11.7mm/34g
#8/10kN/18.3mm x 13.5mm/37g
#9/10kN/20.8mm x 15.2mm/39g
#10/10kN/23.4mm x 17.3mm/43g
#11/10kN/26.7mm x 20.1mm/51g
#12/10kN/30.5mm x 22.9mm/58g
#13/10kN/35.1mm x 26.4mm/71g

Made in USA.

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miztflipUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

Can't beat them. Good range of sizes and half the price of curved stoppers. Two full sets are a part of my rack for aid and free climbs. I prefer the wired over slung because I think they are easier to place. Easy to remove in most cases although you are bound to loose a few with falls or weighting.



It's alot easier when you paid 6 and not 15 bucks.
Posted Jun 26, 2002 5:50 pm

tbnelsonUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

The BD stoppers are the cornerstone of my rack. Lightweight and versatile I always carry sizes 5-13.
Posted Nov 10, 2002 8:19 pm

bigwallyUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

Black Diamond Stoppers are the standard by which to judge others by. It is NOT surprising that BD was the first company to come out with Truly Functional stoppers, back in the mid 1970's. It should NOT be a surprise that they are the Best, today as they have refined their product for nearly 30 years. Working on the theory that "...ultimatley, there is only one BEST shape for a nut to be..." ( or something like that...its in an old cataloge...look it up) St. Yvon and his team have refined the size & shape, wire slinging and taper of these stoppers to as near perfection as has been reached. The sizes generously overlap and this is Especially useful amoung the smaller stoppers (which many companies don't even include). The wire slinging has been improved, especially in the smaller sizes, to be stronger & last longer. The temper of the metal and the angle of the tapers, on all sides has been honed for decades, to produce the hardest biting and most effective passive protection, yet......If I had only one set of Stoppers that I could buy, I would buy the Black Diamonds.
Posted Mar 3, 2003 4:18 pm

TimMcCabe32Untitled Review

Voted 5/5

Black Daimond Stoppers have gotten me through many of jams and saved my butt so many times it's starting to be not funny. The old adage, "they're worth their weight in gold," truley applies to these life savers. Their light weight and easiness to use makes these stoppers a must in any climbing rack. The only problem with these stoppers is I never seem to have enough.
Posted Mar 26, 2003 4:25 pm

m2rainierUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

Versatile, lightweight, reliable, strong and inexpensive. Need I say more? I carry a set on every climb. The curved side of the larger stoppers make placement more secure. These are generally easy to clean, but I find the smaller sizes tend to be tougher to remove after having been weighted. I have left one or two behind on past climbs because I couldn't get them out. Thankfully the cost to replace one isn't out of hand. I like having a full assortment as well for rappels, because losing a stopper is far cheaper than losing a cam. Even the most expensive stopper is cheaper than the cost of a movie ticket.
Posted Oct 24, 2005 5:35 am

travisgollaherUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

I bought thees on the recomndation of a friend who really knows his gear.I also bought them off of Black Diamond's reputation. I am happy with almost all of my Black Diamond gear,I have a ton of it.Thees aren't to hard to make,older climbers before my day used to make their own.So for it to become a manufacture's speciality it wouldn't take much. However the BD stopper's are easy to get ahold of in most gear shop's so while travling it is easy to keep your rack uniform with the same gear. Thees are good stopper's.I know of no better.
Posted Oct 27, 2005 6:44 pm

cushmanClimbing Staple

Voted 4/5

These are the cornerstone of any trad rack, and work well in a variety of placements. I like the new color-coding BD has introduced, makes finding the right size just a bit easier. I actually prefer Wild Country Rocks to the BD Stoppers because the Rocks have a bit more length to them and a slighter taper - they seem just that much more secure in a good tapered slot.
Posted Dec 7, 2007 3:10 pm

mrauthentic616rm2Great...

Hasn't voted

nuts. easy to use and make for solid placements.
Posted May 6, 2008 1:40 pm

Brian CLove them

Hasn't voted

Nothing feels better than being above a good stopper placement. Lightweight and fits most situations very well. Some newer nut designs have such varied shapes that you have to figure out how to place but not the BDs. Find crack - pop one in - climb!
Posted Jun 20, 2010 2:15 pm

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