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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: F14 S15
Vendor ProductId: 262000
Review ProductId: 5144

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Black DiamondC3 Camalots
 
4.8

(based on 13 reviews)

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5.0

Great cam to have as a supplement

By Higinio

from Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Comments about Black Diamond C3 Camalots:

This is a good cam to carry along with my regular rack. It is really good for tight spots due to its very narrow head, so it works very well in small, difficult to protect cracks. It is rather stiff, so it tends to walk more than other pieces. For that reason I always make sure that I add a runner to avoid that problem. It will work where other pieces don't, even though it isn't a cam for every application.

 
5.0

Awesome Micro cams

By Nicholas

from Big Sky, MT, USA

Comments about Black Diamond C3 Camalots:

These are my favorite of the micro cams. I have used wild countrys, metolius master cams & TCU's, aliens, X4's, trangos etc. The C3 is definetly my favorite. They fit pretty well where 4CU's don't and where 4CU's do. The shape of the lobes actually reduces pressure on the rock because of the taper. Tighter placements have more surface area contact on the rock which makes your cams less likely to rip out. I have whipped many times on these cams down to the 00 size and I have never had an issue with them. I have even whipped on them with only 2 lobes engaged and the cams held. Some people are wigged out by the flat stem shape but it really doesn't matter. The stems just bend when you fall on them and then they return to their normal shape eventually. Perhaps the best thing about these cams is they just don't get stuck. I have never used any other cams that clean out of over-camed placements like these do. They are so light and reliable, I hardly ever do a route without them.

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4.0

Trust 'em, they're bomber.

By Quin

from Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Comments about Black Diamond C3 Camalots:

These are great micro's. They stay well placed even when pulled up and down by the rope as you climb above them. They can rotate up and down, but never seem to walk much. Took me a while to trust them like I do my c4's, but now I love plugging them in. My one complaint is that the smaller sizes seem a bit limited as far as placement goes; The rubber casing that protects the stem and wires gets wider as it moves away from the lobes. This prevents the unit from being able to be placed as far into a crack as I would like sometimes. Haven't had any problems with the red and yellow though. Still worth filling out your rack with though.

 
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.

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