How to use, general information, maintenance and warnings.
Superlight Rock 5
Superlight rocks are essential gear for anyone wanting to climb lighter and faster without compromise. Slim, light, flexible, and supremely agile in tight spots, these single wired beauties push all the buttons as the perfect tool to complete any serious rack.
In six sizes, with curved and tapered sides, they give any rack more bite for very, very little weight. Matched with new Superlight Offset Rocks they make the perfect trad set.
7075 alloy for easier removal
Colour coded anodising
Available in set 1-6
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|Weight (grams / ounces)||21 g / 0.71 oz|
|Size||5 full size (full strength)|
|Colors as a Nut Set||Multi|
|Strength (kilonewtons)||6 kN|
|Range (inches / millimeters)|| 0.42 in - 0.52 in|
11.50 mm - 13.30 mm
|Material(s)|| Main Material: 7075 alloy|
|Certification||3-Sigma, CE, EN, UIAA|
Due to their heavily tapered heads they will excel in any area with extensive pin scar damage. They are not great nuts for people starting out because they kink fairly easily. Also, with their narrow heads, they are harder to read in the rock. Alpine climbers plus anyone else looking to save weight should love them. Superlights are a good supplement to other nuts, not adding much extra weight or bulk to a rack.
Available in medium sizes, from .27 to .62 inches, bridging the gap between micro nuts and regular wires, these deft creatures shed the fat two ways. They are strung on a single cable, rather than a traditional looped wire, and are trimmed widthwise, narrowing their wide profile by about 40 percent.
The UIAA equipment standard provides a baseline for equipment performance in a test lab under controlled conditions on new equipment. Although these test conditions are relevant to the conditions encountered climbing, conditions encountered at the crags and the condition of the equipment are equally important. This recommendation from the UIAA member federation The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) provides vital equipment information that is NOT explicitly addressed in the standard, particularly failure modes of the equipment and recommendations for the use, inspection, maintenance, and retirement of equipment.
A pictoral representation of the UIAA-124 and EN-12270 standards for chocks (which includes nuts and hexes).