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MetoliusTorque Nut Tool

No use crying over stuck gear.

Botched gear placement can be costly on your wallet—much more costly, in fact, than the price of the Metolius Torque Nut Tool. Thanks to a curved shape and tapered nose which together allow this tool to maneuver in small cracks, you can salvage your stuck goods with relative ease. A hooked nose grabs cam trigger bars, and a built-in wiregate carabiner lets you clip the Torque Nut Tool directly to your harness for easy stowing.

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Perfect for the job.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This thing clips onto your harness/chalk bag strap securely + it has the capability to tighten those pesky spinners. This isn't rocket science so don't overthink your nut tool selection to much. Just get the one that fits the bill for your purposes, and saves you a few bucks.

Feather Vs. Torque

Check out this video with Beth Rodden comparing the Feather and Torque nut tools.

Heavier than alternatives + clippable

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I feel I made a solid choice for my firs but tool with the Torque. The wrench component hasn't really been of use yet but the largest hole has been especially useful when cleaning shallow cracks for added stability. Overall great nut tool to start with.

Has Saved Me Many a Nut and Cam

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Love the built in biner!

An essential tool to have on your belt

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

An essential tool for someone just getting into trad climbing. The tool does its job well and gets even the most stuck gear out with relative ease. It is built hardily so you will not have to worry about wailing on it if you need. The wrench is an added bonus that has come in handy quite a few times for tightening loose bolts I have come across. It fits bolts of all sizes. This will always stay clipped to my harness.

nut tools are good to have

    The torque nut tool is cool for a few reasons - it is compact, works well for cleaning gear and has built in wrenches to cover the most common sized bolts.

    Favorite Tool

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    For the most part it is hard to say why to pick one nut tool over another. Some people focus on weight, some on durability, but what it comes down to for me is the added features (if any).

    Fortunately, this one is not only handy to had while out placing your own gear, but also while sport climbing. Ever run into a bolt that you really wish you has a wrench for? Well it just so happens that the different notches in the tool can be used to wrench down that janky bolt on your sport climbing project!

    So grab the Torque nut tool and fear no more whippers on your cams, nuts, or even your bolts!

    get your nutts out

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Pretty heavy duty tool. I like the built in the clip. It is what it is and it's a good one.


    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    If you're feeling weight conscious with your rack maybe consider the Metolious Feather, but if value your gear feeling sturdy enough to unearth your bomber placements, the Torque is for you. It's nifty to have a wrench handy for sport routes as well.

    The Biner is superfluous

      Nice design, comfortable but get rid of the built in biner. It's not big enough to really rack with and twisting it the wrong results in a dropped tool. Pass

      Fell Apart

        Works just like its supposed to. The carabiner keeps you from dropping it and it's easy to use. My only problem was the metal pommel on the end fell off and dropped down the pitch. It was only pressed on and not welded or glued. So now if I want to hit the end I'll be hitting a thin piece of metal which will hurt. So I think I'll be getting a different one.

        Does the job

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        the addition of a little carabiner gate on the top is a nice touch, other than that the tool does what you need it to!

        Great Tool

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I chose this tool over some other options that had one more feature: a knife. Overall I've loved this tool because it has a solid construction and it gets the job done, and carrying a separate knife isn't a big deal, in my opinion.

        Gets It Done

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Gets the job done, comfortable to hold and it clips directly to your harness. The wrench is a nice touch. Get one!

        Best nut tool

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        The best part of the best nut tool out there is the large surface area for hitting it with your palm - popping out pieces is much easier on your flesh and bones with this broad faced design. Nice it clips straight into harness, use gate for lanyard safety. Oh yeah, and it's a wrench!


        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        This is the ultimate nut tool in my opinion. It does a great job at getting nuts and cams out of cracks like any good nut tool should do, but it also has the ability to tighten many different sized bolts. I have been able to tighten many bolts on various routs to keep myself and others safe.

        Metolius nut tools

        Beth Rodden quickly explains the cool specs of Torque and Feather nut tool.

        Rookie Trad Climber

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Being a noob at placing stoppers I have the opportunity to use this guy a lot. Pretty sturdy tool and I love the enlarged end so you don't tear up your hand when smacking it. The wrench holes are a plus as well as the spring loaded closure. I tied a piece of accessory cord through one of the holes and attached the other end to my harness so if I drop it it's not gone forever.

        Nice use of empty space

          My favorite part about this is how they put the holes on the side so you can tighten loose bolts. I do a lot more sport climbing than trad but I may just start bringing this guy up with me on sport routes to tighten those loose bolts I find almost everywhere. The actual nut tool itself Is pretty good, sturdy material, I do wish it was a little longer so it could A) reach more places and B) get more leverage on the chock, but who am I kidding I do more hitting than I do prying anyways ha.

          EDIT: someone dropped my metolius nut tool a few months back and the top part popped off. By the top part I mean that little flat edge that sits above the part you clip to your harness. they dropped it from about 30 feet up.

          So everything comes home with you.

          So everything comes home with you.