CAMP Nylon Tricams
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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.
CAMP Nylon Tricams are a patented camming unit that utilizes the superior strength and stability of the tripod. The innovative design allows for use in active and passive protection positions. Great for pockets, horizontal cracks and other unconventional placements 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 All sizes have nylon slings
When it comes to protecting horizontal cracks and solution pockets, nothing does the trick like the Camp USA Six-Piece Nylon TriCam Set. The TriCam design can function as an active cam or passive chock, and the color-coded slings make size selection a quick operation.
This passive rock protection device remains one of the most versatile protection systems available.