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Offline offset

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DMM peanuts!!!
« on: April 16, 2008, 11:00:29 am »
I'm not sure if these are a new nut on the market or not, but i got some recently and had the first opportunity to use them on sunday. some luscious washington granite wallin allowed for many offset nut placements. these things are the bomb. cheaper than hb offsets and easier to get. $10.50 each or a set (1-5) for $45.




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Re: DMM peanuts!!!
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2008, 11:30:31 am »
Hell yea.

I booties one and use that thing alot. They're sweet. I think they've been around awhile. I'd love to have a full set.
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Re: DMM peanuts!!!
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2008, 01:22:26 pm »
I had a set but ended up selling them because I wasn't using them.  They've been around for awhile.

My standard nutrack is 0-6 brass offsets, 7-11 al offsets, 1-8 Trango Brassies, and 1-11 DMM wallnuts. (Yes, my nuts go to 11.)

Haven't felt the need for anything else.

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Re: DMM peanuts!!!
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2008, 02:34:54 pm »
I use them in Zion all the time. They have a larger surface area than some other smaller offsets.

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Re: DMM peanuts!!!
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2008, 02:47:06 pm »
2-3 sets of HB brassies are the small nuts I ever want on my wall rack.

For regular free climbs these look cool.

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Re: DMM peanuts!!!
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2008, 03:22:00 pm »
The HB's brass wires are great in yosemite or the like, but in zion they can rip straight through the rock.

The peanuts are no HB brass replacement, they're too big for that, but they are really nice in standstone when you need a offset shap and larger surface area to ensure you don't break fragile features.


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Re: DMM peanuts!!!
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2008, 03:24:54 pm »
The HB's brass wires are great in yosemite or the like, but in zion they can rip straight through the rock.

The peanuts are no HB brass replacement, they're too big for that, but they are really nice in standstone when you need a offset shap and larger surface area to ensure you don't break fragile features.



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Re: DMM peanuts!!!
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2008, 03:32:40 pm »
I used to carry a couple on my free rack that I bootied from a climb.
I had intended to buy the rest, but I ended up with the Metolius micros instead.

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Re: DMM peanuts!!!
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2008, 04:20:29 pm »
Those Peanuts look like they would be ideal for wall climbing. So far, I have some HB offsets both brass and aluminum and some Wild Country offsets with a single cable. One thing that seems great about the Peanuts for wall climbing is that they should be easier to clean without damaging the wire cable ? longer service life? (Sometimes I am reluctant to use my HB brassies because I heard they didn't make them any longer, but for some placements you will be psyched to have them!!) I have used some DMM Wallnut stoppers before, and they're pretty cool, but one thing that has annoyed me about them is that if you have to clean them with a nut pry, the bottom of the wedge is at an angle, so the nut tool wants to skate off of it.

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Re: DMM peanuts!!!
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2008, 05:47:27 pm »

(Sometimes I am reluctant to use my HB brassies because I heard they didn't make them any longer, but for some placements you will be psyched to have them!!)

You can still buy new HB Brass Offsets here:

http://www.yosemitegifts.com/hboffsets.html

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Re: DMM peanuts!!!
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2008, 07:53:46 pm »
Thanks TOM TOM. It's good to know there is still a source. I'll definitely be beefing up my inventory.

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Re: DMM peanuts!!!
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2008, 02:04:52 am »
i have a set of peanuts and they are very useful. they are really easy to clean and more durable than the HBs/ RPs. the larger ones are also good to complement the smaller stoppers on a free climbing rack. i would definitely recommend to have a set !

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Re: DMM peanuts!!!
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2009, 09:09:03 pm »
Peanuts are good nuts....I like 'em.

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Re: DMM peanuts!!!
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2009, 11:11:54 am »
i need a green one!  I fixed mine by mistake =(

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Re: DMM peanuts!!!
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2009, 12:28:05 am »
I have a set of these, I love them when I need them, but they honestly don't get that much use here.
What I didn't like about them (especially when they're brand new)  is how hard and smooth the finish
is, making them hard to place and easy to fall out sometimes. Using a jewelers saw, I scored them like
I do with my brassies and it made all the difference in the world.

-Sorry I couldn't find a shot of my scored peanuts, but here's what my brassies look like.. you get the idea.