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Black Diamond
C3 Camalots

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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.



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Features

  • Averaging 30% narrower heads than any other 3- or 4- units on the market
  • Interlocking cams
  • Compression drive springs
  • U-stem design
  • Ribbed trigger and thumb rest
  • Color-coded units


  • For safety and/or sanitary reasons, this product CANNOT be returned

Gender: Unisex
Season: F13
Vendor ProductId: 262000
Review ProductId: 5144

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Black DiamondC3 Camalots
 
4.8

(based on 10 reviews)

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        5.0

        Sweet tiny cams!

        By Jeffrey

        from WV

        Comments about Black Diamond C3 Camalots:

        These things rock in small features, especially horizontals. Really nice addition to Aliens and TCU's to cover your butt on thin face and tiny cracks!

         
        5.0

        Perfect for well....Everything

        By Ben

        from Missoula, MT, USA

        Comments about Black Diamond C3 Camalots:

        The C4 is the proven, hard working, and all around leader of small cams. From desert grime to ice and rain I have never had a problem with these cams, an essential to trad climbers and alpinists alike Black Diamond killed it with this one.

         
        5.0

        Love 'em!

        By Damien

        from Montana, USA

        Comments about Black Diamond C3 Camalots:

        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.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Get them on your rack if you want the goods

        By LibeckiTheTimeisNow

        from Virgin Earth

        Comments about Black Diamond C3 Camalots:

        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.

         
        5.0

        Best in class

        By Mateo

        from SLC, UT

        Comments about Black Diamond C3 Camalots:

        C3s flat out rock. Best micro cams on the market. Great for granite.

         
        5.0

        Durable, awesome in flared cracks and pin scars

        By Jazz

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Black Diamond C3 Camalots:

        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!

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        5.0

        Micro Love

        By PhorR

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Black Diamond C3 Camalots:

        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.

         
        5.0

        Great Gear with new lower price

        By Gear Junkie

        from Windowless-office, TN

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        Pros

        • Complements C4 cams
        • Durable
        • Easy to place

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          • Trad routes

          Comments about Black Diamond C3 Camalots:

          Great cams for smaller/low profile crack placements. The price has improved too this year (lower!). All racks should have a set of C4 and C3 cams. Highly recommended--

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          4.0

          A good piece of gear for tiny placements

          By Mark

          from Chicago

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          Pros

          • Narrow head width

          Cons

          • Stiffer stem

          Best Uses

          • Horizontals
          • Tiny Pods

          Comments about Black Diamond C3 Camalots:

          I haven't fallen on these yet, but I've been satisfied with how they stood up to bounce testing in small, funky placements. Their biggest advantage is the narrowness of the heads; they beat out both mastercams and aliens in this regard. The main downside is that the stem is stiffer than some competing cams (only in the same plane as the thumb loop; placed in horizontals, these are nicely flexible), so sling them long to avoid walking and watch out for the possibility that the stem might lever them out of some placements.

           
          4.0

          Awesome pro but expensive

          By Dan

          from San Francisco, CA

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                Comments about Black Diamond C3 Camalots:

                Really handy to have, especially for narrow parallel and flaring cracks where nuts are not an option. C3's have three lobes versus the C4's which have four - result is a more narrow profile and perfect for narrow features. C3's will likely replace the classic CCH Aliens as the standard for small cams. Knocking off one star because of high price. Also, my #2 C3 required a bit of mineral oil to make the action smoother but not a big deal.

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