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The Camalot by Black Diamond are the most dependable camming devices available with the widest range in each size. Their patented double-axle design and patent-pending cable stem have created a range of placement and strength unequaled by any other camming device. The highest standards of quality in testing and manufacturing combined with real world climbing experience make Black Diamond’s Camalots the most trusted cams available.
DECENT FEATURES of the Black Diamond C4 Camalot
Double-axle design offers widest range for each cam unit
C-Loop continuous cable stem design is strong and durable
Color-coded for easy identification and wide range of sizes
Oz, HoodWire and Neutrino Rackpacks available for easy racking (see Carabiner section)
Black Diamond is the standard, so no surprises. Great trigger action, but its a bit heavy vs Metolius. For wider sizes (#3 and up) it handles way better then Metolius, but you can definitely feel the weight of those big lobes.
Everyone has these because they work well. They are durable, fairly light weight, and easy to use. I will get a few more of the larger sizes but will most likely switch to aliens for the really small stuff. The double axle and four cams make this thing very stable. Really nothing bad to say them.
These cams are without a doubt one of the top tcu's on the market. Not only are they rugged, from a top company, and quality built, but they look good too! I don't even hesitate when it comes to trusting my life with these bad boys. For the price, you won't find anything better!
"STOP SEARCHING!! THESE SHOULD BE YOUR FIRST CAMS!!"
Don't spend hours online trying to decide what to buy for your first cams. Camalots have a wider range, are more durable, and an all around better deal than just about anything out there. A five piece set of 0.5-#3 camalots will protect most everything up to hand size cracks, and ALL TRAD CLIMBERS SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST THESE 5. Even if you don't love them(which you will) they hold their resale value very well.
Great expansion range, durable build. I have a full set of c4 's that I bring on every climb. I also have a full second set and triples of red and yellow. I have beat the tar out of these cams and they still catch me when I whip. I don't find the smaller sizes .3 and .4 to be a problem as some people have said, they are wider than some other cams of similar size but they have a bigger expansion range.
The C4 cams are solid. Not the lightest, but the expanded expansion range over single-axle cams is helpful. Haven't taken a fall on one yet, but they feel bomber. In the smaller sizes you might want to consider a different cam (master cam, alien, new X4 even?) because the head is pretty wide.