Black Diamond Camalot C3 Set 000-2 (5)

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Black Diamond Camalot C3 Set 000-2 (5) -
Climb narrow, uneven places with the Black Diamond Camalot C3's narrow head, flexible cable stems, and independent compression springs that provide contact in irregular placements and along with plenty of holding power.
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Material:Steel. Nylon. Plastic
Range:7.8-12.9 mm (000). 9.0-13.7 mm (00). 10.7-15.8 mm (0). 12.0-18.8 mm (1). 14.2-22.6 mm (2)
Strength:4kN (000). 6kN (00). 7kN (0). 10kN (1-2)
Weight:1.94 (000). 2.01 (00). 2.08 (0). 2.19 (1). 2.33 (2)

Black Diamond Camalot C3 Set 000-2 (5) Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Micro Love

I've been rocking the full set of C3s since 2007, when they quickly became and have remained a key part of my rack. For the thin seams of Eldorado Canyon, the tight-finger slots of Boulder Canyon, and discontinuous Flatirons funk-cracks, they're a go-to piece, and nicely cover some of the between-size gaps I sometimes experienced when using only TCUs. I love the C3s' durability, the fact that they're very, very hard to deform, even after a hard fall or when used as a directional, and the super-wide placement range. These things go in bomber, go in deep, and rarely if ever walk; the trigger design and easy-pull action are superb as well. The C3s have held up incredibly well to six years of abuse, and I look forward to many more.
PhorR at Mountain Gear on 05/05/2013

Durable, awesome in flared cracks and pin scars

C3s are a great choice for thin cracks, particularly in stone where flared cracks or piton scars make it more difficult to find placements for wider, four-cam units. The lateral stiffness means I can slot the C3s more easily and also makes them easier to remove from cracks compared to laterally flexible cams. I am always amazed at the durability of even the small sizes compared to other brands of cams. Most of my original C3s from 2007 are still going strong after lots of whippers!
Jazz at Mountain Gear on 05/05/2013

Best small cams now

While they are not Aliens they do work well in small cracks. The sheath is great at protecting the cable and springs but does create leverage against the placement. They take some finesse to place, but what doesn't (ok a number 3 C4 in a fist crack). I don't aid climb so I do not use the 00 or 000, but feel confident with the 0-2. I like the 3 lobe design that fits well in CO cracks.
jonnymtman at Mountain Gear on 07/07/2010

Camalot C3's find their place.

Having used C3's on Partner's racks for a couple of years I finally bought a set for myself. The real seller was the Hanging Belay on Windy Corner in Red Rocks. I could have fiddled with nuts for 10 minutes and not been able to get a safe belay under the roof that I got quickly and easily with the C3"s. I am looking forward tot he next "need" placement, now that I have my own set.
E at Mountain Gear on 10/10/2010

Almost makes me not miss my Aliens

Since I sold off all my Aliens after the recall mess, these have made a nice replacement - they fit better than any other cam on the market for those small cracks, but they take a little more brains to fit than my Aliens did. All in all my choice to fill in the smaller end of your trad rack
None at Mountain Gear on 04/04/2006

Get them on your rack if you want the goods

Been using these all over the world. These have been with me on dozens of expeditions and first ascents. Bomber. If you do not have them on your rack, you should. Do yourself a favor and get them.
LibeckiTheTimeisNow at Mountain Gear on 06/06/2013

Love 'em!

Tiny cracks, flares, these little cams seem to fit many places where no other piece will work. I find the stiffness of the C3's great for slotting into finicky placements. Irreplaceable in my opinion.
Damien at Mountain Gear on 10/10/2013

Best in class

C3s flat out rock. Best micro cams on the market. Great for granite.
Mateo at Mountain Gear on 06/06/2013

Finger crack

Great trigger action.
Prolene at Mountain Gear on 08/08/2010

Negative Reviews:

Not that Rad

I just used these on the West Face of Leaning Tower thinking they would be a good alternative to Aliens. Nope. The stem is nearly as wide as the cam head due to the stupid plastic cover/sheath. The stem levers them sideways out of thin/flaring placements. I blew a 00 and fell on a 000 which also pulled. The 000's axle bent and on of the outer cams sheared. Not that rad! I wouldn't waste your money on these things. Get som Aliens and get rad.
Luke at Mountain Gear on 09/09/2006

Neutral Reviews:

Be Careful with Your Placement

I gave up my Aliens for the C3s. I have to say I miss my Aliens. The smaller sized C3s have such a narrow range that it is very easy to over cam them. The plastic sheath also make it easy to leverage the cam out of place. The 3 cams design is not as stable as the Aliens' 4 cams design.
Gunks at Mountain Gear on 06/06/2010