Black Diamond Camalot C3.
For a superb fit when you need it, use the Black Diamond Camalot C3. The sturdy Black Diamond Camalot is built to function longer, and deliver a solid performance every single time you need it. It features compression-spring with interlocking cam heads that are ideal to use on uneven cracks. This product is essential for tight placements, thanks to its dependable, flexible stem that makes your climbing experience a lot safer, and enjoyable. Its color coded design allows for easy identification, since its bright colors let you choose easily which one to use. You can acquire this product on a wide range of sizes developed for your convenience. Its solid Neutrino rackpack is built with highly resistant materials that ensure complete security and sturdy durability. You can feel safe all the time, since this product is designed to deliver impressive performance with reliable strength. Get the Black Diamond Camalot C3 for all your mountain climbing expeditions.
This product can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.
The Camalot C3 by Black Diamond will fit in far more places more securely. Compact interlocking and overlapping cams allow for solid placements that will not lever out. Compression drive springs push each cam with significantly greater force and because each cam is driven by a different spring, each cam is truly independent. Their unique stem design offers flexibility and strength-laterally stiff for tight placements but soft as a noodle over edges. This improved flexibility disperses a load more evenly, minimizes deformation and makes the units inherently stronger.
The Black Diamond Camalot C3s average 30% narrower heads than any other 3- or 4-cam units on the market. Patent-pending interlocking cams allow for solid placements in narrow constrictions and pin scars. Patent-pending compression drive springs push each cam indepently with greater force so they hold better in tough placements .
U-stem design provides a balanced combination of stiffness and flexibility. Ribbed trigger and thumb rest improve handling when you're really pumped! Color-coded units and slings for quick and easy ID for your preferred Black Diamond Camalot.
Thanks to its incredibly narrow head profile, the Black Diamond Camalot C3 fits in places where other cams just don't stand a chance. As the cams contract, they overlap with each other's stems to increase surface area and holding power. The C3's sizes go way below the standard to help you protect ultra-thin aid lines and cutting-edge trad climbs. In addition, the C3 uses a unique stem design that blurs the lines between single and double stems. A shroud protects the tiny cables from getting jacked while maintaining the flexibility to handle funky placements where stiffer cams lever out and leave you unprotected.
The Black Diamond C3 Micro Cams goes where no cam has gone before. It's so small and strong you'll be won over the first time you place one. These cams are 30 percent narrower than any other cams on the market and have a flexible stem with lateral stiffness for tight placements. Interlocking cam heads fit in flares, pin scars and funky horizontals. The spring tension is great for super solid placements that wont walk. Color-coded for easier racking in tough spots with thin protection.
• Double-axle design offers widest range for each cam unit.
• C-Loop continuous cable stem design is strong and durable.
• Strength: 14 kN, 3147 lbf (size 0.75-6)
• Range: 50.7-87.9 mm, 2.00-3.46 in (size 3)
• Weight: 201g.
• Sold Individually
|Country of Origin:||China|
|Note:||size 000 is for direct aid only|
|Range:||0.56-0.89" / 14.2-22.6 mm|
|Strength:||2,248 lbf / 10 kN|
|Weight:||2.33 oz / 66 g|
|Weight (Grams):||201 g|
|Black Diamond C3 Camalot #2||$47.96 - $69.99|
|Black Diamond Camalot C3 - Gray||$69.95|
|Black Diamond Camalot C3 #1||$59.95 - $69.99|
|Black Diamond Camalot C3 - Purple||$69.95|
I always considered these cams as more of a 'peace of mind' rather than 'bomber, i can drop a car on this piece' type of placement... Then I cam sailing off on a 000 (rated for aid only). I wish I had a picture of my face when that thing held! I have fallen on these cams a lot, more so than my C4s, and have been caught every time. I love these cams and always carry a set with me. I cannot compare them to aliens (never use 'em), but I really like the guys a lot. They were a bit tricky for me to get used to size wise, but I think that is the nature of small placement. The wire guard is nice for horizontal placements making these durable cams. Way to go BD! I highly recommend these cams!
I was a bit skeptical at first regarding the rubberized center portion and internal wires on these things when I started playing with them a while back. After loading the cams over edges repeatedly during aid pitches and free climbs and then having the whole unit rebound to its original shape and having no kinks or damage I knew these were genius. I use them in conjunction with my mastercams in the smaller ranges of my rack and love them as aid pieces.
I've whipped onto the green and simulated a whip onto the grey. Both held. The stiff trigger softens a bit over time, and is a good thing as it allows for much precise incremental changes in lobe range. Placing bomber tiny cams requires perfect lobe placement, the stiffer trigger enhances my ability to do so. To echo evan- I've never been too pumped to place one. Head may be wider than aliens, but they still fit into pin scars. Love 'em.
these are hard to trust at first because they are soooooo thin. but once youve taken a fall, youll notice that they are ass strong as the big ones.
help to save weight because on easy climbs you can allways find a spot to place these
I purchased a #1 about two months ago and due to a lack of climbing partner, this has sat in my closet unused for that time frame. I pulled out my rack last night in prep for a climb today and during my pre climb gear packing / inspection, I noticed the wires are beginning to oxidize and the movement inside the housing feels stiff. This may be solved with some cam lube but If this is how the product holds up prior to it's first use, I will not be putting my life on those lobes...
Dear Camalot C3s, you give me pause
I didn't see sketchy placements as a clause
In the contract I signed by buying you
After each placement, I feel blue
Will you hold me? Sometimes, I assume.
But "sometimes" rather brings me gloom.
'Cause sometimes really isn't good enough
My life rather means too much to slough
Camming duties off on you,
When I have no assurance that you'll hold true.
Cool engineering? Check! You've got it
But when I'm run out, that just doesn't cut it.
Will you fit in that pocket? Why yes of course,
But it's quite likely that you'll blow with force.
Is there a spot on my rack for you?
Yes, but it's small, perhaps just one or two.
When it comes down to it, I'd rather have Masters or Zeros
They give me more bang, por mis dineros.
So if you're looking to buy a micro cam, or two,
look elsewhere, that's why I wrote this review.
The first thing I thought when I got my yellow c3 out of the box was "wow, this is an incredible piece of engineering." I still think that, but after having placed it a few times, I find that I'd almost always rather go with my friend's red WC Zero. The cam lobes are great with how close together they are, but that also makes them less stable, which scares me a bit. While I would say that if you have a big rack, and you have the money, it might not be a bad idea to have a couple of these guys for awkward placements, your money would be much better spent on a set of 4-cam micro cams. I love the zeros, but the master cams are pretty stinking awesome as well.