Incredible expansion range and low weight make the Black Diamond Camalot C4 Package a perfect way to start off any trad rack or beef up an old one. These five cams (size 0.5-3) cover all the bases from fingers to fists. The new Camalots are so dialed that two half-sizes were eliminated because the new increased expansion range deemed them obsolete. In addition to providing this increased range, the double-axle design makes these cams full strength even when placed passively. With all these advances, Black Diamond still managed to decrease weight by 30%, because no one likes weight.
|Black Diamond Camalot C4 Package #.3-6||$615.19|
|Black Diamond C4 Camalot #0.5||$59.95 - $59.99|
|Black Diamond Camalot C3||$49.95 - $69.99|
|Black Diamond C4 Camalot||$53.96 - $119.95|
This rack will get you started with trad climbing in the right way. After a few months, you'll realize that you probably need to get doubles or triples of these to start bagging more routes! I've taken a fall on the #1 at Indian Creek and wasn't even worried about it coming out. May want to pair with some other brands of cams on your rack in case you come across a crack that's kind of in between sizes of these.
There is no sense in writing a review that emulates all prior reviews. That being said, if you're at a toss-up between brands save yourself the trouble and buy these. The other brands are great, and I'm sure you'll be happy, but these are the best (in my opinion). I bought the Metolius Master Cam 0, 1, and 2 to compliment the BD C3s which I think is a good decision.
These cams are amazingly lightweight, which was actually a little worrisome at first, seeing as how they might be saving my life!!! However, just like all of Black Diamond's climbing products they work outstanding. Very smooth trigger and the colors are very vibrant, which makes them easy to distinguish size. Highly recommend these.
I bought these on sale when BC was having a rare black diamond sale and it has kickstarted the trad climbing bug. I really enjoy the solid camming action as you go to place. The pull is always steady and they do not give your hands a work out.
Amazing Cams. These are my go to cams. Smooth action and wide dynamic range makes placing them a cinch! The are a bit heavier than say the heliums, but the larger dynamic range makes up for weight IMO! Every trad climber should own a set of these!
i bought these some a few months ago and have just loved them! they are strong and extremely reliable. anyone looking for new cams should surely go for these! you get what you buy and you get much more then what the buyer payed for.
I got this set of cams a few months ago and i love them! They place very well and don't walk a lot. Light enough weight, strong, great action. I always grab a set of c4s before I start a pitch.
The standard upon which most trad climbers base their climbing rack. Excellent range, smooth action, and the newer models have a handy thumb hole. These cams are light for their size and strength.
these are the best cams i have used through out the years. they tend to hold up better than the others (wires, lobes, slings, everything) not the lightest but certanly the best
These are the best of the best when it comes to cams. If you are in the market for new cams these are the way to go.