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C4 Camalots

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Since their introduction in 1987, Black Diamond Camalots have undergone three generations of refinement, while continuously proving themselves as trusted partners on the racks of climbers worldwide. Their patented double-axle design created a range of placement and strength unequaled by any other camming device—critical advantages that are still preferred 17 years later.  BD has developed a technology in their head designs and cable stems, offering the greatest opportunity for solid placements by utilizing a larger expansion range. Significantly lighter weights than past cams, better flexibility and smooth action make the C4 Camalots the best protection available.

 

CAMALOTS COLOR RANGE STRENGTH WEIGHT
#.1 Camalot
 
0.34-0.54"
8.6-13.7 mm
7 kN
(1574 lbf)
65 g
(2.3 oz)
#.2 Camalot
 
0.41-0.65"
10.4-16.5 mm
8 kN
(1798 lbf)
72 g
(2.5 oz)
#.3 Camalot
 
0.50-0.86"
12.7-21.8 mm
10 kN
(2248 lbf)
77 g
(2.7 oz)
#.4
New Camalot
 
0.61-1.05"
15.5-26.6 mm
10 kN
(2248 lbf)
82 g
(2.9 oz)

#.5
New Camalot

 
0.80-1.3"
19.8-33 mm
12 kN
(2698 lbf)
97 g
(3.4 oz)
#.75
New Camalot
 
0.96-1.58"
24-40 mm
14 kN
(3147 lbf)
116 g
(4.1 oz)
#1
New Camalot
 
1.2-2.0"
30-51 mm
14 kN
(3147 lbf)
134 g
(4.7 oz)
#2
New Camalot
 
1.5-2.5"
37-64 mm
14 kN
(3147 lbf)
158 g
(5.6 oz)


 



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Features

  • Newly designed cams and stem contribute to 20% weight savings per size
  • Patent-pending C-loop stem uses a continuous cable offering tremendous strength and flexibility
  • Double-axle design offers widest range possible in each size
  • Textured trigger and thumb rest improve handling when pumped
  • Color-coded slings for quick, easy identification

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

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Black DiamondC4 Camalots
 
4.9

(based on 49 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to place (6)
  • Simple (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

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    • Climbing (15)
    • Long climbs (11)
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    5.0

    Awesome

    By rob

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Black Diamond C4 Camalots:

    I go through at least 1 full set of cams each year. I use them in the desert and on the granite. The cables eventually wear out and break, the plastic stems eventually crack and prevent the cam from working but overall no other cam works better. So if you use and abuse them like me, expect to buy lots of them. If you rarely use them and keep them out of the desert, they will give you more years than mine! Rob Pizem

     
    5.0

    The best cams

    By Nicholas

    from Big Sky, MT, USA

    Comments about Black Diamond C4 Camalots:

    These are hands down the best standard cams out there. The double axle allows for increased range which is very important. The sizes overlap pretty well with only a few exceptions which only really matter in Wingate sandstone. Camalots are generally pretty easy to place and remove due to the trigger action whereas some cams have a tendency to get stuck or walk more easily into poor placements. DMM made dragon cams to copy the C4 but the dragon cams have a much shorter stem which makes removal more difficult. In anything but a shallow placement this will make the cam more difficult to remove and more likely to be irretrievable. As is advertised, "the gold standard for camming units." I couldn't say it better myself. For smaller cracks I like to supplement my rack with some small offset cams and C3's. Additionally, you can be sure that BD will back all of their products, an attribute that is becoming rare in the industry.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Bomber

    By Tim

    from Hood River, OR 97031, USA

    Comments about Black Diamond C4 Camalots:

    Saved my life! There I was hanging it all out there, I was moving like a, well I dynoed for a gaston, high stepped on a sloper, then well u get it! Airborn I was! Bomber #6 camalot saved my life! Use long runners kids!

     
    5.0

    The Best Pro I Know

    By Bob

    from Boulder

    Comments about Black Diamond C4 Camalots:

    I started climbing in the late 1960's and we used Chouinard pitons and carabiners ... then nuts and hex's and we managed to get up some pretty amazing walls. Then came Friends and all the wonders of fast protection. So when Camalots came along, I'd seen a lot of devices. But in my opinion, Camalots are THE current standard because of their range, weight, reliability, and design. My rack is pretty much all Black Diamond at this point. I have full sets Camalots at my side whenever I'm roping up. Black Diamond is a company I can trust to keep me and my gear state of the art!

     
    4.0

    A bomber piece of protection. I'm happy I bought it

    By Robert

    from Westminster, CO, USA

    Comments about Black Diamond C4 Camalots:

    I have a whole rack of C4s and C3s and I like them a lot. I like the sizes .5 and up the most. The smaller pieces I find hard to place, but maybe thats just me.

     
    5.0

    Gold Standard Indeed

    By Quin

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Black Diamond C4 Camalots:

    Indeed Camalots are the industry standard for cams. They hold in the rock significantly better than other units that I have used and owned in the past. Through the years my rack has shed and gained different filler pieces of gear, but BD camalots have stayed strong as the workhorses. When climbing high--or not so high--above gear, there isn't anything I rather have below me than a BD camalot.

     
    5.0

    Love ' em!

    By Robert

    from Skagway, AK, USA

    Comments about Black Diamond C4 Camalots:

    These are consistent and strong. They have caught me every time and make pushing my grade that much more easy on the mind. Great design.

     
    5.0

    Yup, "The Gold Standard"

    By Alex

    from Bozeman, MT, USA

    Comments about Black Diamond C4 Camalots:

    BD Calls these the "Gold Standard" for camming units, and they're right. For my guiding and personal climbing it is what people are most familiar with. Durable, light, trustworthy, wide expansion range...the C4 has it all. The only competition they have on my rack is from BD's own X4 in the .5 size.

     
    5.0

    The Standard

    By Shawnee

    from Mount Hood, Mt Hood National Forest, Oregon 97041, USA

    Comments about Black Diamond C4 Camalots:

    I have used my rack for 3 years and they have not had any issues. I love the quality and ease of use. I would recommend them to anyone. Even a Pro from another company told me in a clinic to get these over his sponsors brand. no brainer

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Range and Motion

    By Oliver

    from Seattle, WA

    Comments about Black Diamond C4 Camalots:

    Obviously the increased range of the double axle is a huge selling point of these cams. When first learning to place trad gear this greater expansion range makes the learning curve a little less steep. I also just appreciate having a little more "wiggle room" when I am at the end of a pitch needing to build an anchor and only have a few pieces of gear left on my harness. The trigger motion is also incredibly smooth compared to some other SLCDs on the market.

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