Black Diamond Equipment Camalot C3
With up to 30 percent less head width than any other micro cam, C3 Camalots fit in more places, more securely. The C3's broader middle lobe overlaps and interlocks with the opposing cams, maintaining the cam head's narrow width and maximizing contact area. Three compression springs independently drive each cam for increased holding force and contact in irregular placements. Their unique thin-profile stems are laterally stiff for slotting in tight placements, but flexible over edges for a more evenly dispersed load. Easy to grab, even with gloves on, their cable loops provide ample room for clipping in short or with a draw.
- Heads are 30% narrower yet C3s are more secure, dependable and fit in more placements than other camming units
- Compression-spring driven with interlocking cam heads for bite in uneven cracks
- Flexible stem is laterally stiff for tight placements
- Size 000 is for direct aid climbing only
Purchase the Black Diamond Equipment Camalot C3 from Altrec.com. All order totals over $45 qualify for free ground shipping.
- September 6 2010
Great small cam.
Expensive, but worth it. Very narrow head that fits in places few, if any, other cams would fit. The largest three sizes are a must for any trad rack. Really great for thin Gunks horizontals.
- February 24 2010
Great lightweight cam for tight places
Great to have on the rack. You can't beat the range of a cam. Use to back up your stoppers and chalks on tight moves. Cam mechanism is smooth, as always with BD. A must have for any climber serious about Trad.
- April 9 2009
VERY NARROW, SUPER NICE
I have yellow, red and green. The heads are super narrow which is great for parallel sided pockets, something you'd never get a normal cam into. The strength rating is great for the size range compared to the competition. The trigger action is much stiffer than other cams, but that's probably going to help compensate for less surface area (like on a C4 or MCU), and keep it from walking. You're a rock climber, you can handle it. It's not a problem. This cam always gets great reviews, but the price is what normally holds people back. When you're on the cliff, you aren't thinking about price. I've built my rack to maximize the strength to placement size ratio and the C3 is a great addition. I actually went for Ball Nutz for the purple and grey C3 sizes...which is getting to weak for active falls on a single placement.