CAMP Tri-Cam -
Look on the rack of most experienced trad climbers and you are almost certain to see an assortment of C.A.M.P. Nylon Tricams. Most climbers agree that visiting the Gunks without multiples of pink through purple is a serious mistake. These wondrous pieces of pro can be used either as cams or nuts and often work where nothing else fits. Tricams are ideal in horizontal cracks, pockets, and shallow vertical cracks. The larger sizes are an affordable way to augment a rack of cams and are ideal for belay anchors due to their high strength and light weight. Tricams can also be placed in icy cracks where regular cams do not work. The C.A.M.P. engineers recently spent some time working on one of the age-old questions with the Tricam ... how to stiffen the sling without impeding its ability to engage the camming action. After much experimenting, they rested on the simple solution of carrying the inner band of webbing further towards the head and using a new stitch pattern. The result is a naturally stiffer sling that makes one-handed placements easier, but still engages the cam in active mode and will even increase durability over sharp edges with the additional layer of material.
- All sizes have nylon slings
- Hardened aluminum heads with sewn nylon slings offer excellent durability and dependability
- The simplicity of designing the head as, both, a cam and a chock gives the tricam the ability to rotate for the best fit
- Works where nothing else can fit, such as solution pockets
- 13 sizes fit cracks and pockets in a broad range.
- Larger sizes are an affordable way to augment a rack of cams and are ideal for belay anchors due to their high strength and light weight
- Stiffer sewing on the slings of sizes 0.125 - 2.0 for easier one-handed placement and extraction
- Multiple sizes cover a wide range of crack widths, from less than 1 in. to over 5 in.
- Now with two new micro sizes for those tiny cracks that are too small for the venerable pink Tri-Cam
- Sizes 0.125 - 4 are forged while sizes 5 - 7 are formed from bent aluminum for reliable strength and durability
- kN ratings range from 6 to 22 kN depending on size and position.
- Great for pockets, horizontal cracks and other unconventional placements
- Ideal in horizontal cracks, pockets, and shallow vertical cracks
- 4.8oz / 138g
- 29 - 41mm
- 0.25 / 5 kN / 3 kN / 25mm x 13.5mm / 19g
- 3.5 / 17 kN / 16 kN / 60mm x 41mm / 117g
- 2.5 / 17 kN / 14 kN / 48mm x 32mm / 77g
- Tricam 3.5
- Color-coded for simple identification on your rack
- 4.2oz / 120g
- Patented camming unit.
- Tricam 3
- Tricam 6
- Great for rock Climbing and alpinism
- Tricams can also be placed in icy cracks where regular cams do not work
- 1.7oz / 50g
- 3.1oz / 90g
- 4.1oz / 117g
- Tricam 7
- 7oz / 200g
- 1.9oz / 55g
- 1.2oz / 35g
- 26 - 38mm
- 4 / 17 kN / 16 kN / 64mm x 45mm / 138g
- Tricam 2
- 0.92oz / 26g
- 38 - 54mm
- 32 - 48mm
- 73 - 105mm
- 9.3oz / 264g
- 16 - 28mm
- Camming mode results in a tripod configuration that works well in parallel cracks, slight flares and horizontals
- 0.125 / 3 kN / 2 kN / 15mm x 10mm / 9g
- Tricam 1
- 1.5 / 14 kN / 12 kN / 38mm x 26mm / 50g
- 6 / 18 kN / 18 kN / 105mm x 73mm / 200g
- 2.7oz / 77g
- 0.67oz / 19g
- 2 / 14 kN / 12 kN / 41mm x 29mm / 55g
- 41 - 60mm
- 7 / 16 kN / 16 kN / 140mm x 92mm / 264g
- 57 - 89mm
- Updated for 2013
- 1 / 9 kN / 8 kN / 30mm x 20mm / 35g
- 5 / 22 kN / 22 kN / 89mm x 57mm / 120g
- Can be used as an active cam or passive chock
- 0.5 / 9 kN / 6 kN / 28mm x 16mm / 26g
- 3 / 17 kN / 14 kN / 54mm x 38mm / 90g
- Tricam 4
- 13.5 - 25mm
- Tricam 1.5
- 45 - 64mm
- Tricam .5
- Tricam 2.5
- 20 - 30mm
When you're trying to keep the weight of your rack down, the Camp USA Tricams offer the simplicity and range you need for Cochise Stronghold, the Gunks, and more. Naturally designed for use as either a passive chock or active cam, you get the benefit of range without worrying about springs. Great for shallow vertical or horizontal cracks, these tricams are also perfect for those sketchy pockets that might cause other gear to walk or rattle loose. On desert rock or in icy mixed conditions, the versatile Tricam will get you to your summit!
Oregon Mountain Community (2012)
CAMP Nylon Tricams are a patented camming unit that utilizes the superior strength and stability of the tripod. The innovative design allows for use in active and passive protection positions.
Oregon Mountain Community
The innovative CAMP Tricam returns for 2013 with fancy stitching which stiffens the sling without impeding its ability to engage the camming action. The result is easier cleaning! The Tricam is an ingeniously lightweight addition to your rack which can be placed in active and passive protection positions.
Advanced concept chocks, with 3 points in contact with the rock. Lightweight aluminum alloy construction makes them lighter than comparatively-sized active devices. Unique design permits secure camming action from passive protection. Nylon sling permits placement in tricky horizontal cracks or pockets.
The ability to stick in multiple positions makes a Tri-Cam one of the most versatile pieces of passive pro on your rack.
Available in 13 sizes. See specifications below for use as a cam and chock: Size / Strength (cam) / Strength (chock) / Length x Width / Weight
Patented camming unit that utilizes the superior strength and stability of the tripod. The versatile design allows for use in cammed and chocked positions. Great for pockets, horizontal cracks and other unconventional placements. 11 sizes to fit cracks and pockets ranging from 16 to 92 mm. Color coded for easy identification. First four sizes (0.5 - 2.0) available pre-packed for a discount. First four sizes are now also available with anodized heads and colored Dyneema webbing to increase strength and durability (available pre-packed or sold individually). Since their introduction to the market over twenty years ago, tricams have been a standard on American trad racks. They really are the most versatile piece of rock pro on the planet.
Stronger than any straight-laced design, the CAMP Tri Cam Set uses the strength and stability of the triangle to keep you safe on your climb.