Great age old piece
These age old protection pieces are often overlooked by many climbers because they are not cams. Let's face it, there are not many places where a cam doesn't fit, but when you happen upon that garbage and awkward placement look no further than the safe and ease of placing a Ball Nut Stopper. These little guys that are lightweight and dependable are placed like nuts and have saved my butt on quite a few sketchy desert routes. I used them on the steepest tower in the desert for a first free ascent of Sharkfin and I used them in the Fisher Towers while on the first free ascent of West Side Story. Even my latest roof crack project I was able to slip in a solid and fast placement in an extremely thin and exciting part of the route. Ball Nut Stoppers are the balls!**Rob Pizem is a CAMP sponsored athlete who tests the gear on countless first ascents and mega trad routes, then provides feedback for improvements or endorsements. This is one of many pieces of CAMP gear that have passed his test.
I'm in Love with the Ball Nut
I wasn't sure about the ball nut so I bought one of the larger sizes and it took it Joshua Tree. All I can say is, awesome! I'm definitely investing in more of these, particularly the smaller sizes for those crazy narrow cracks. I was concerned it would have limited use being that it's so small but it fits into spots even my smallest cams cannot.
Highly recommend it.