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Well secured with clamping wedges in climbing and mountaineering

, Nuts are an absolute must in the climbing equipment of each sport climber and climbers who want to move not only by bolts to bolts. The practical wedges offer a good way to hedge in cracks. Whether you would like to create an additional fuse in a sport climb between two widely spaced hooks, or completely secures a tour, chocks should always in the harness hang.

A cleat – what is it and where is it?

Nuts, named in the England stopper or nuts, used very long in climbing sport. Nuts, were often formerly wooden wedges or similar equipped with a cord and sunk in cracks. They offered in addition to the classic rock hooks often the only rock climbing protection way.
Today there are fortunately lots of modern models of clamping wedges, so that no one is forced to access such makeshift solutions. Chocks consist of a wedge-shaped metal head and a wire loop to the Einclippen of the carabiner. The head is mostly made of aluminium and stops at loading by the clamping effect in the rock.
Unlike Pitons chocks will not mark on the rock, why is for securing clamp wedges with cams even the term “clean climbing” etabilierte.

The advantage of clamping wedges

In addition to the purely practical application, nuts have a number of advantages. Chocks are easily, conveniently located in the shopping, robust and absolutely easy to care for. Also, they take little space on the belt and are thus always with, when it comes to climbing. By the colour sorting of the chocks it is easy to find the right size in the harness.
The clamping wedge range are complemented by a range of cams, witch tricks and other means of mobile protection. One way is with the proper exercise with clamping wedges everywhere find, besides the gekletterter bolts tours.