CAMP Nylon Tricam
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From wandering alpine pitches to hair raising headpoints on grit, turn to the Camp USA Nylon Tricam for protecting horizontal cracks and pockets. Available in 13 different sizes for a wide range of placements, the versatile Tricam can be placed as an active cam or passive chock, making a few of these essential to every serious trad climbers rack.
Camp USA Nylon Tricam FEATURES of the Camp USA Nylon Tricam Two placement modes: active cam and passive chock Works where nothing else can fit, such as solution pockets Excellent in horizontal cracks Stiffer sewing on the slings of sizes 0.125 - 2.0 for easier one-handed placement and extraction SPECIFICATIONS for N.0.125 Weight: 0.3 oz / 9 g Minimum Range: 10 mm Maximum Range: 16 mm Cam Strength: 3 kN Chock Strength: 2 kN SPECIFICATIONS for N.0.25 Weight: 0.7 oz / 19 g Minimum Range: 13.5 mm Maximum Range: 22 mm Cam Strength: 5 kN Chock Strength: 5 kN SPECIFICATIONS for N.0.5 Weight: 0.9 oz / 26 g Minimum Range: 18 mm Maximum Range: 27 mm Cam Strength: 10 kN Chock Strength: 7 kN SPECIFICATIONS for N.1 Weight: 1.2 oz / 35 g Minimum Range: 21 mm Maximum Range: 32 mm Cam Strength: 12 kN Chock Strength: 9 kN SPECIFICATIONS for N.1.5 Weight: 1.8 oz / 50 g Minimum Range: 26 mm Maximum Range: 40 mm Cam Strength: 14 kN Chock Strength: 14 kN SPECIFICATIONS for N.2 Weight: 1.9 oz / 55 g Minimum Range: 29 mm Maximum Range: 45 mm Cam Strength: 14 kN Chock Strength: 14 kN ALL CLIMBING SALES ARE FINAL.
Look on the rack of most experienced trad climbers and you are almost certain to see an assortment of C.A.M.P. Nylon Tricams. Most climbers agree that visiting the Gunks without multiples of pink through purple is a serious mistake. These wondrous pieces of pro can be used either as cams or nuts and often work where nothing else fits. Tricams are ideal in horizontal cracks, pockets, and shallow vertical cracks. The larger sizes are an affordable way to augment a rack of cams and are ideal for belay anchors due to their high strength and light weight. Tricams can also be placed in icy cracks where regular cams do not work. The C.A.M.P. engineers recently spent some time working on one of the age-old questions with the Tricam ... how to stiffen the sling without impeding its ability to engage the camming action. After much experimenting, they rested on the simple solution of carrying the inner band of webbing further towards the head and using a new stitch pattern. The result is a naturally stiffer sling that makes one-handed placements easier, but still engages the cam in active mode and will even increase durability over sharp edges with the additional layer of material.
The innovative CAMP Tricam returns for 2013 with fancy stitching which stiffens the sling without impeding its ability to engage the camming action. The result is easier cleaning! The Tricam is an ingeniously lightweight addition to your rack which can be placed in active and passive protection positions.-- Updated for 2013-- Larger sizes are an affordable way to augment a rack of cams and are ideal for belay anchors due to their high strength and light weight-- Tricams can also be placed in icy cracks where regular cams do not work-- Two placement modes: active cam and passive chock-- Works where nothing else can fit, such as solution pockets-- Excellent in horizontal cracks-- Stiffer sewing on the slings of sizes 0.125 - 2.0 for easier one-handed placement and extraction
This passive rock protection device remains one of the most versatile protection systems available.