The Camalot by Black Diamond are the most dependable camming devices available with the widest range in each size. Their patented double-axle design and patent-pending cable stem have created a range of placement and strength unequaled by any other camming device. The highest standards of quality in testing and manufacturing combined with real world climbing experience make Black Diamond’s Camalots the most trusted cams available.
Widely considered to be THE cam, Black Diamond Camalots are strong and durable. The double-axle design allows a much wider range of placements than traditional single-axle cams. Like their predecessors, the original Camalots, the Camalot remains the most dependable camming devices available with the widest range in each size. The highest standards of quality in testing and manufacturing combined with real world climbing experience make Black Diamond’s Camalots; the most trusted and highest quality cams available.
The Black Diamond Camalot has been the go-to camming device for more than a decade. So how do you make it better? You give it an even bigger expansion range, you make it 30% lighter than before, and you add a thumb loop to make one-handed placements seriously easy. The new design is so good that two of the half sizes were eliminated because they're no longer needed. The Camalot C4s have won award after award and have become the standard for any serious climbers building up a rack. Whether you're freeing big walls in Yosemite or sending splitters in the Creek, this cam has everything you need.
|Country of Origin:||China|
|Range:||13.8-23.4 mm, 0.54-0.92 in (size 0.3)|
|Strength:||Size 0.3 - 8 kN / 1798 lbf|
|Weight:||1 lb 4 oz / 557 g|
|Weight (Grams):||278 g|
|Black Diamond Camalot C4 #2||$61.99 - $69.99|
|Black Diamond Camalot C4 Cam||$47.96 - $59.99|
|Black Diamond Camalot C4 #1||$64.95 - $64.99|
|Black Diamond C4 Camalot #6||$109.99 - $119.95|
I'm going out there to say these are the best multi purpose cams ever. First off. Double axel cams make sense. More expansion range and the ability to use as a chock (which I have actually done, never thought I would).
they are burly, all the other reviews and the awards can attest to that. This cam takes abuse and asks for more. When they are ten years old and still going strong, BD is right there in Utah to Re-sling them for you for a modest price.
They have such a smooth action it really is nice when placing them, you pull that trigger and it just feels good. Unlike single axel cams that kinda jerk halfway through the trigger pull. The thumb loop makes its super nice to place with one hand. I have one dragon cam and it's hard to place because it does not have a thumb loop. That being said the thumb loop is great for aid climbing. Clip you aider right there and you are saving inches which quickly stack up to feet on a big wall. The extendable sling on dragon cams is nice but for as hard as it is to place them and for the inches you loose when aid climbing they aren't worth it.
So they are a bit heavy, but for all these features I think they are worth carrying on any climb any where.
I will say this,don't bother with the smaller sizes any more, just get X4's you'll be glad you did.
Well, maybe not every day, but knowing that these will hold is just dandy! I always used to borrow my frineds' cams and finally committed to trad. These cams are super stable and have a great action to them. They are what all other cams are compared to. I've climbed on mine for around 4 months - maybe 25 pitches or so - and fallen on the 0.5, 1, and 2. Their colors kinda wear off, but I think that makes them look cool.
I bought a couple of the C4 cams and I absolutely love them. I also bought some DMM Dragon cams to see how they compare. I also love the Dragon's, but I have to say the thumb loop on the C4's is nice. Recently I've not been impressed with BD gear (they're outsourcing everything to China and there are quality control issues), but the C4 cams still seem to be the gold standard.