DMM Brass Offsets are our pick for micro placements. From spicy free climbs in Eldorado Canyon to delicate clean aid routes in the Valley, these little nuts are incredible. DMM Brass Offset is a design purchased from Hugh Banner two years ago when HB went out of business. DMM made a few small changes that only improved the old design. Brass Offsets often fit perfectly in shallow flares where most other stoppers would barely hold body weight. They are available in seven sizes, more than most other companies offer for micro nuts. These guys excel when the going gets small, real small. The smallest size has only about 25 percent of the mass of a #1 BD Stopper or an Omega Pacific Wedgie. It is so small that most climbers laugh when they first see it.
Most people who buy brass nuts use them for aid climbing and DMM Brass Offsets are the best nuts for fitting into micro pin scars and shallow pods. Even for free climbing these nuts fit the best. Their cables are less durable because the offset design keeps them from rotating if you yank up on the nut. You can avoid this with a nut tool and a little care.