Black Diamond Wired Hexentrics.
The ultimate in climbing gears, the Black Diamond Wired Hexentrics offer a great mix of reliability and versatility. The Black Diamond Wired Hexentrics are a classic, lightweight, and functional pro that offer a wide variety of placements in all conditions of climbing. Its subtly asymmetrical cross-section, flat sides, and slight end-wise taper are very versatile, offering three different widths when turned on their axes and another three when placed end-wise. The wired hexentrics' extremely durable galvanized steel cables are easy to rack and place in bottlenecks, providing traditional protection in a wide range of cracks. Since hexentrics can be placed in a plenty of ways, it increases your rack's versatility during long or alpine routes. Climbers rely on the Black Diamond Wired Hexentrics to provide the strength and flexibility they need to endure trad, alpine, and big wall climbs. Go ahead and invest in the Black Diamond Wired Hexentrics right away!
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Along with Stoppers, Hexentrics were the other half of the clean climbing revolution. Today's Wired Hexes from Black Diamond are light and extremely functional. Their classic hexagonal shape offers four different placement options in cracks.
Hexes excel where other protection doesn't, like dirty cracks or in icy and wet conditions. An excellent foundation for anyone starting a rack, Wired Hexes are durable in design, lightweight, easy to place and anodized for easy identification.
The Black Diamond Wired Hexentrics provide versatile, traditional passive protection for wide cracks.
Available in sizes 1 - 11. See chart below for Size / Strength / Width / Length / Weight:
Light and functional, these guys are good at what they do! Since their introduction in 1971, the classic Hexentric® design has retained its relevance as an inexpensive, versatile and lightweight form of protection. Wired Hexes rack easier than their cord slung cousins, and are easy to place in even the most bottle necked of placements.
These hexes features brilliant color-coded anodization for easy sizing.
These hexes features brilliant color-coded anodization for easy sizing. Whether building or expanding your climbing rack, you can't go wrong with this set, long considered essential for any rack. Traditional cord has been replaced by a swaged cable for increased durability and ease of use. With the stiff cable, neck-down placements can be made efficiently where slung accessory cord may be hard to handle. Swages are made of galvanized steel cable for strength and resistance to corrosion. Strength (each piece) 10 kilonewtons. Length 27.9 - 75.2 millimeters. Width 20.6 - 55.6 millimeters.
|Length:||19 - 89.2 millimeters|
|Strength:||6 - 10 kilonewtons|
|Weight:||19 - 206 grams|
|Width:||11.4 - 65.0 millimeters|
|Black Diamond Wired Hexentric Set||$104.95|
|Black Diamond Wired Hexentric Nuts||$9.95 - $15.95|
|Black Diamond Wired Hexentric Blem||$8.95|
|Black Diamond Hexentrics||$9.95 - $15.95|
some of my favorite pro, having 3 ways of placing just one small [sideways], medium [other sideways] , huge [lengthwise] is awesome for me. having a full set of these can cover so many cracks plus they get GIANT. the largest size gets up to a fist crack easy, while the smallest overlaps with a set of smaller stoppers very nicely, if your as much of a passive pro freak as me. and i haven't had any problems with them walking out which kills the whole curve hex argument for me, a yank or two and watch them twist and set. and Mike Merrill's review helped me out with the sizes. heres the other ones not on his list
11.4/19 mm, 0.45/0.75 in (size 1)
14.2/20.8 mm, 0.55/0.82 in (size 2)
16.8/24.4 mm, 0.66/0.96 in (size 3)
65/89.2 mm, 2.56/3.51 in (size 11)
thanks Mike! helped me pick the right ones
I haven't used any other brand of hexes (that might change in the near future) but I like these a lot for use in anchor-building (both multi-pitch and top-rope), or as a lighter-weight wide piece when I need more cams than I have available. I also almost always have an 8 or 9 on me in case I have to bail on it.
They take some getting used to but when you get them in right they are bomber and I'd MUCH rather fall on one of these than on a cam. We spent an afternoon doing single pitch routes at the crags using nothing but hexes one day. When its all you've got, you find a way to make it work.
This is my most used, most trusted piece of pro. I consider hexes a necessity to any climber, especially to sport climbers who want a little extra protection between run outs. In my opinion hexes are the most versatile piece of my rack.
20.6/27.9 mm, 0.81/1.10 in (size 4)
23.9/33 mm, 0.94/1.30 in (size 5)
27.2/39.1 mm, 1.07/1.54 in (size 6)
33/45.7 mm, 1.30/1.80 in (size 7)
39.1/54.1 mm, 1.54/2.13 in (size 8)
47/63.7 mm, 1.85/2.51 in (size 9)
55.6/75.2 mm, 2.19/2.96 in (size 10)
bought the set of 10. barely use them. really unconfortable to carry in long routes, and you dont use them as much as you think. i cant remember a time where i wish i had them on me and didn?t.
if i could do it all over again i would buy a set of stoppers.
As far as hexes go these are just adequate. The wire limites effective placement and the straigh sides prevent solid placement. If this is all you got, then the will work fine, but I would reach for a WC or Metolius curved hex first.