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Black Diamond Camalot C4

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    Gold standard camming device.

    There are many reasons why most climbers rely on Black Diamond's Camalot C4 to save them when they fall. Just look around world-class climbing destinations like Yosemite and Indian Creek, and you're bound to see trad racks filled with Camalots. That's because this best-selling and most-trusted camming device boasts the original double axle design for an unparalleled performance. Double axles provide a larger placement range to give you more opportunities to place each cam in cracks ranging from offwidths to tight fingers. The double axle design also allows you to place the cam passively like a stopper. The Camalot also features a continuous cable stem for strength, an ergonomic thumb loop for easy handling, Black Diamond's patented sling for long-lasting durability, and a trigger with stops for easy cleaning.

    • Gold standard camming device for trad climbing
    • Double-axle design for extra-large expansion range
    • Double-axle design works as cam stops
    • Large thumb loop provides a clip-in point for aid climbers
    • Color-coded for quick identification
    • Includes five sizes from .05 to 3 (loose fingers to fists)
    • Click sizing chart link for range, strength, and weight info
    • Item #BLD0839

    Tech Specs

    Placement Range
    [0.3] 0.54 - 0.92 in, [0.4] 0.61 - 1.05 in, [0.5] 0.77 - 1.32 in, [0.75] 0.94 - 1.62 in, [1] 1.19 - 2.05 in, [2] 1.46 - 2.55 in, [3] 2 - 3.46 in, [4] 2.6 - 4.51 in, [5] 3.36 - 5.85 in, [6] 4.5 - 7.68 in
    Strength
    [0.3] 8 kN, [0.4] 10 kN, [0.5] 12 kN, [0.75-6] 14 kN
    Cam Lobes
    4
    Axle
    double
    Stem
    single
    Claimed Weight
    [0.3] 2.65 oz, [0.4] 2.93 oz, [0.5] 3.49 oz, [0.75] 4.18 oz, [1] 4.8 oz, [2] 5.47 oz, [3] 7.1 oz, [4] 10.2 oz, [5] 13.4 oz, [6] 1 lb 4 oz
    Recommended Use
    climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    0.5 - 4 make me happy

      I'm not sure how Black Diamond does it but the sizing of the C4's are incredibly intuitive. I have a single rack of metolius and a single C4 from 0.5 - 4 camalot. It seems that more often than not I get sizing correct on a placement in c4 faster than in Metolius given the larger camming range. That being said Metolius is my preference in the smallest sizes. Overall a great value .

      awesome

        Cams alot! have 3 of each so I would say they are good.

        #1 Cam

          the only cam I trust my life with.

          The standard of cams

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          Black Diamond c4's seem to hold the standard among cams.
          I've used most other brands and none seem to function as smoothly as these.

          trustworthy

            These cams are great, easy to place and very reliable!

            Classic, reliable, and BOMBER!

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

            No hype, no bull, exactly what you'd expect from BD products. Such peace of mind when you locate solid rock, just park the Caddie, clip n go, send, and enjoy the view!

            Wide cracks? Perfect!

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

            I've been using these cams for years and they continue to impress me. The ranges are much more forgiving than other brands that make cams this size, making these cams the go to for all sizes offwidth.

            Wide cracks? Perfect!

            Work-Horse Cam

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

            The Cam lobes on these are a perfect logarithm, which means - when placed appropriately, they will save your life with an evenly distributed force into a rock. The pioneer of trad-climbing, these cams have evolved over time to become the safest active pro on the market.

            Work-Horse Cam

            The Standard

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

            There's a reason these things are the standard. Durable, reliable and bomber.

            Bomber pro as the kids say

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

            C4s are the backbone of many a trad climber's rack, and they are rightly so. I love the expansion range the double axle design gives the cams, I love the durability of these bomber pieces, and I love the simplicity of their design. Such a well designed invention, no wonder they are a tried and true staple of the cam industry!

            Solid

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

            These are some of the best all around cams. Learned to climb with these cams and have owned them for years. I need to resling a few through Black Diamond but after that they'll basically be new again!

            Classic.

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

            If you're looking for a solid, easy-to-use, convenient and color-coordinated trad rack, start here. These cams are sturdy and strong, can be used tons of times and then still continue to work exactly how they're supposed to. I lead my first 10+ the other day and relied on mainly 2s and 3s to get me up in, despite my few hangdogs on these cams. Felt safe the whole time, even in sketchy situations. I'd recommend this pro to anyone.

            Literal Life Saver

            • Familiarity: I've used it several times

            Took my first ever fall on gear last week. My foot slipped unexpectedly and while in mid-fall I realized like I never had before that I wasn't on bolts anymore. After being caught I looked up in horror, not quite ready to accept that I was still alive and well, until I saw my #3 still right where I had placed it. These things hold like champs and inspire confidence. I anticipate taking more falls on the c4's in the future and trust that they'll continue to keep me alive. I'd recommend them to anyone.

            Literal Life Saver

            Light & easy

              Light. Per expected. And impressively so. Compared to a standard C4 the difference is very evident.
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              • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

              Feedback from relative: "Great, durable product from a trusted company. They are light and easy to place and to retrieve. No complaints come to mind when I think of Black Diamond cams and I will be purchasing many more to complete my trad rack."

              139th five star review!

                I think that the volume of positive feedback speaks to the C4s quality.
                There are other cams that are better suited to specific placements/ different rock types but I don't think that there are any with a double axle design that span such a wide range of crack sizes.

                Easy to recommend

                • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

                There is no better camset for the price.

                Superb Gear, Competition Catching Up Tho

                • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

                I started my rack with Camalots years ago and keep coming back. In most ranges they are a superb pieces, and the massive range of the whole set means you can keep one cam type from splitters to off-widths cracks. I have been recently impressed though by the updated Master cams which appear in superior in many ways, but I simply won't be replacing all the BD's because of it. In sized larger than 4, check out the Technical Friends instead. They are wider and have better stability.
                Black Diamond has major competition these days and needs to reinvent these (and I don't mean by charging outrageous prices for the UL's)

                C4 CAMSET

                  GREAT SET LIGHTWEIGHT AND VERY EASY TO USE. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS SET FOR ALL LEVELS OF CLIMBERS.

                  When will you be getting more of the .3's?

                  Christopher,



                  We have a bunch of #0.3's and #0.4's on order. Would you like me to watch the inventory for you?



                  Shoot me an email anytime you have questions!



                  Jared D.

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                  Where are the cams made?

                  Best Answer

                  Our current inventory is made in China, where they have been made for the last few years. BD is currently moving production from overseas to Salt Lake City, UT but they will not be available right away.

                  Will BC be getting more stock of the rest...

                  Will BC be getting more stock of the rest of the sizes of c4's?

                  Best Answer

                  Hey Nikita,

                  It looks like we've ordered some more of all the sizes, but they won't be arriving for a little while longer. Check back again at the end of January or beginning of February to see if we have them on the site!

                  I was looking to get doubles for medium...

                  I was looking to get doubles for medium size cams. Right now I have the C4 in #0.5 through #3. Should I just buy another set of C4s or should I double with Helium Friends? If I were to buy Heliums, I was thinking I would get sizes #1.5 through #3 as "in-between" sizes of the C4s. Thanks!

                  Best Answer

                  Kohman,

                  Depending on where you are climbing and your familiarity with different brands of cams (or your willingness to learn the different sizes), either the Black Diamond C4s or Wild Country Heliums will get the job done. Both are great camming devices that offer smooth trigger action, user friendly color-coded anodization, and anatomical thumb loop on a single stem design. The main difference between the two is the axle design, the Black Diamond C4 is a double axle which creates a wider expansion range (less cams, more range) compared to the Wild Country Helium which is a single axle design, resulting in a smaller expansion range. The Heliums may help to bridge a gap between sizes in the BD C4s, but lack the same wide expansion range that makes the C4 cams so popular.

                  If I can only buy ONE Camalot to start out...

                  If I can only buy ONE Camalot to start out with (since I'm just beginning my rack), which size gets used most often and would do me the most good until I can afford others? I'm a beginning climber . Thanks!

                  Thats a pretty impossible question to answer. Really depends on where you're climbing and the size of the cracks you're climbing. Personally, I'd go with a #1 or #2...seem to always find a spot for both of those regardless of where I'm climbing.

                  It depends where you climb. i climb in the Linville Gorge in NC and find myself using the .75 the most.

                  That is a hard question and would save up for the 0.5-3 set.

                  Correct me if I am wrong, I thought you...

                  Correct me if I am wrong, I thought you were NOT supposed to clip the steel cable thumb loop! Metal on metal = bad?

                  "The C4s include a thumb loop that makes them about a billion times easier to place one handed, and gives you a second point to clip in to."

                  You can totally clip into the thumb loop. Metal on metal is fine as long as a rope is in the system. The nylon sling does little to absorb shock, because it's so short, so it pretty much makes no difference. That said, unless you're aid climbing, clipping to the loop will make your cam walk without fail.

                  The wire loop can be used as a clip in point while aid climbing to gain an extra few inches, which was not an option with the previous style camalot. That said, it should not be used as a clip in point while free climbing. The BD camalots now have a special, wider nylon sling that utilizes a frost-knot like double up across the wire loop to better distribute the load onto the wire loop. See the article titled "QC Lab - Re-slinging camalots and C3's" on the Black Diamond website for a very scientific breakdown of how this works in real world climbing scenarios.

                  Hey I want to buy set from 0.5 to 3 but I...

                  Hey I want to buy set from 0.5 to 3 but I wanted to double up a couple of sizes. Which ones should I double the best for the first time? .75 to 2?

                  Best Answer

                  Mike,
                  If your starting your own gear rack, and you have friends with plenty of gear to share, a single set of these is nice (0.5-3). It tells your friends you want to help, without making a bold statement. Eventually though, you will find yourself doubling up on all these main cam sizes, then the micro cams, then the monster cams. Cams are the meat and potatoes of any gear rack, and they hardly ever go to waste on most climbs. As with all tech gear, be sure you understand their proper use and placement. Climb safe.

                  Thanks You for reply! Thats right, Im collecting my first rack, but i wanted to double some sizes 2- 3 sizes on the start since I have got money right now and in my country cams are VERY expensive so I wanted take this opportunity to buy them cheapper. Maybe green and purple You think? Or it doesn't really matter which ones I'll double right now.

                  Bottom line Mike, every climb is different, and some will require more of the smaller cams while others need larger ones. As a climber and someone who has many climbing friends, we all own and use the 0.5-3 sizes pretty regularly, with the occasional micro-cam or larger cam thrown into the mix. It doesnt really matter what sizes you double up on, because sooner or later, each size will find its use. If you have the time, check out what your climbing friends have more of, or see what is recommended for the climbs/crags in your area. You can also check out the Omega Pacific Link Cam, which has the size range of three cams (NEATO!) Otherwise, mix and match and just have fun with awesome gear.

                  http://www.backcountry.com/omega-pacific-link-cam

                  James has great advice, and I'd second everything he said, except for the part about the Link Cams. I would steer you away from OP Link cams (as a beginner), because they are much more difficult to evaluate than C4's, plus they're heavy and expensive to boot.

                  Here's a straight answer:
                  If i wasn't trying to supplement a friend's rack, and had to choose three C4's to own in addition to this set, I would get either (.4, .75, 1) or (.4, 1, 2), assuming you also end up buying some Wallnuts

                  Dear Mike,

                  Actually, if I were you, I would buy a set of stoppers, and once you've climbed with them for a few months and are really confident with them, buy the #1 and #2 cams. And for your first week or two climbing with the stoppers, climb on top-rope and place them as you normally would, or you'll be trading for the first time and see all of your nuts falling out of your placements and freak out. At least that's what I am doing. Good luck!

                  These are an excellent set of starter nuts, so here's the link for them: http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en-us/shop/climb/protection/stopper-set-no-4-13

                  why are only 2 of the 4 lobs colored on...

                  why are only 2 of the 4 lobs colored on these? are these cammers blemmed?

                  They're not blemished, that is just how BD chose to color them. I even looked at mine and at BD's website and that is just how they all look like.

                  i agree, only teh 2 lobs colored looks kinda gehs.

                  Hi, does anyone know the drop test load...

                  Hi, does anyone know the drop test load on the Black Diamond?

                  The load for testing within BD for protection is always 80kg. I think that is what you were asking. Otherwise the failure strength, in force applied, is in the sizing chart (8kn-14kn).

                  i'm in the process of building my trad...

                  i'm in the process of building my trad rack and am about to order a set of BD camalots (#0.5-3). after that my young rack will consist of the cam set, a set of BD nuts, set of BD hexes, and an additional #1 and 2x #2 camalots. my question is, if i were to buy one additional cam to supplement my set, which size should i get? i was thinking either #0.3 or #5, but am not sure which will really be more useful. if it helps, a majority of my climbing is done on sandstone in the Red River Gorge, KY.

                  Best Answer

                  Get the #.3. The largest i have is a #4 and have only used it 1 or 2 times. The #.3 will be more useful (where you are). I would also add you may be better off getting some smaller 3 cam units like C3s...maybe a #1 and #2. Plus the large hexes can be placed sideways and make pretty good #3-#4 camalot sizes. Good luck.

                  The #5 looks neat but who really wants to climb a nasty offwidth, which is the only place you could use it. Plus the thing weighs like a 100 lbs. Buy either the .3, a .75, #1 or #2. Think fingers and fists. Those are the sizes you will be using most at this point in the game. good luck.

                  Can anyone compare Camalots to wild country...

                  Can anyone compare Camalots to wild country technical friends? I have a way to get the wild country cams at almost 30% off, where as I'll have to pay full price for camalots, and I'm trying to decide if its worth the extra cost to base a rack on camalots rather than friends.

                  That is an impressive deal, but the strength and camming range of Camalots can't be beaten. There's a reason they're the most ubiquitous (by far) of camming devices.

                  Best Answer

                  I've used both, but prefer Wild Country Friends as they are lighter (a standard rack of 8 cams weighs 4 ounces lighter with Friends) and have always felt smoother than Camalots. Range differences are minor, Camalots are a few mm wider most sizes. Regarding the strength comment - Friends and Camalots are rated the same, although in smaller sizes, Friends are actually rated higher. I've had Friends on my rack for 25+ years and they simply work.

                  compare this cam to the trango max cams.

                  compare this cam to the trango max cams.

                  how does the bd cam compare to the trango max cams

                  Best Answer

                  Trango makes good stuff - I have and use a set of the Flexcams. In all honest-to-goodness, even though your range for the Max Cam is a little bit better than the C4, with the C4s, you don't have one of the axles floating. This becomes really important if your cam walks back into a flaring-back crack - it still can act as passive protection. Maybe get your C4s for your workhorse cams, then keep a couple Max Cams as panic pieces or for blind placements where having a big range to get a piece in as quickly as possible is more important than anything else.

                  Here's all the numbers for both of them:
                  http://www.bdel.com/gear/detail/camalots_detail.php#compare
                  http://www.trango.com/pdfs/CamSpecs.pdf