Black Diamond Hexentrics


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Black Diamond Hexentrics

Black Diamond Hexentrics

Black Diamond Hexentrics were developed for the crack routes of Yosemite valley by Chouinard Equipment in the early 70's. Since then they have be come a stable part of the trad climbers rack world wide. They offer a cheaper alternative to the modern caming device such as the Camalot plus they have the massive advantage in that they don't walk in flared cracks and fall out.

Hex's are made from high quality aluminium that has been shaped to offer three varying widths making them very versatile, and when turned on their axis their tapered shape provides a fourth alternative. Each Hex has been coloured anodised, this is really helpful when you need to select the right size quickly.

Black Diamond Hexentrics Features

  • Wide range of placements in all conditions of climbing
  • 6061 T-6 aluminum with swaged cables

Size Dimensions Strength Colour
1 11.4 / 19 mm 6Kn Red
2 14.2 / 20.8mm 6Kn Grey
3 16.8 / 24.4mm 6Kn Yellow
4 20.6 / 27.9mm 10Kn Red
5 23.9 / 33mm 10Kn Grey
6 27.2 / 39.1mm 10Kn Yellow
7 33 / 45.7mm 10Kn Red
8 39.1 / 54.1mm 10Kn Grey
9 47 / 63.7mm 10Kn Yellow
10 55.6 / 75.2mm 10Kn Red
11 65 / 89.2mm 10Kn Grey

Customer Reviews of Black Diamond Hexentrics

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Reviewer: Dave, Oxford  

Excellent quality replacements for the ancient hexes on rope I inherited from my dad! Smaller sizes great for granite and the big 11 will serve me well on the grit. Perfect additions to my rack.

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Reviewer: mary , yelverton  

This harness fits well, is very comfortable and easy to put on and adjust. It is quite light weight but it was cheap. I think it will be fine for me to use indoors on a climbing wall and occasionally outside. great value for money.

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Reviewer: Thomas Walton, Darlington  

I chose the Hexcentrics to complete my Trad climbing rack as I had a good experience with the Black Diamond Stoppers and was impressed by the build quality.

The Black Diamond Hexcentrics are a wire hex which is uncommon but I find the wire helps me place the hex easier and allows me to extend using sling and quick draws as long as I please to reduce rope drag.

Would buy again, bought size 6 and 7 which matches the larger sizes BD stoppers to create a seamless rack.

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Reviewer: Sieto, Amsterdam  

I bought a Hexcentric number 3 to complement the 4-10 set I already had. The 3 is about as large as a medium/large nut/wire, but because it has a different shape it's a nice addition to your rack. 1 of each of sizes 4-6 (3-7 if you really like them) is enough though, as I find I place them much less often then other nuts.

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Reviewer: Espen Andersen, 1338 Sandvika  

The Hexcentrics are great protection. They can substitute friends/cams in many situations. They are also considerably lighter and of course, much cheaper. I think they are great value, and they are very versatile. They are an essential part of my alpine climbing rack.

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Reviewer: Nick, sheffield  

I always liked this type of nut and these work very well. The cable draws seem to hold up very well. It is a shame that after a few uses they look all scratch up, but this is the case with anything anodized.

Pros-lightweight, rugged


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