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Recent Camming Device Reviews

Wild Country Helium Friends

rated 5 of 5 stars These lightweight improvements on the original design for spring loaded camming devices are great for trad, alpine, and beyond. I began my trad career on Friends, so these for me are a great system to use. Overall they perform great on limestone, quartzite on granite. I am comfortable with all sizes ranges and I did find them a little tricky to get back into, but now that I am used to them again I find placements easy as ever. In large cracks their longer than average stems are definitely an asset. Full review

Rock Empire Robot Cam

rated 3 of 5 stars While these cams do not have the range per piece (or as an entire set) of BD C4s or Wild Country Friends, they are much cheaper. Robot cams are also a bit heavier than equal size of other cams. While essentially not as good a cam as its competitors, the price of Robot cams is so low that they are great for the climber on a budget. In the Czech Republic these cams retail for $25 each, regardless of size. In the US I found a set of 8 for $150 shipped. At this type of price the cash strapped climber… Full review

Black Diamond Camalot C4

rated 5 of 5 stars Still the gold standard in camming devices. Superb construction and functionality; large camming range; competitively priced — I cannot imagine a better all-round cam. Rack up with a set of C4s and your confidence will take a leap up — there is simply no better all-round cam. Great design and construction, 4 lobes for maximum grip, perfect camming angle, biggest camming range, smooth trigger action, a thumb-loop for stability when placing, pretty colours and years of on-the-job performance. Full review

CAMP Ball Nut

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Great idea... never use them though. None of my climbing partners will use these, and to be honest — I've only ever placed them out of curiosity. Because of the specific width — you are limited to finding cracks with that exact proportion for the camming-ball to fit. Realistically, any other nut will do. The wires get bent very easily, so the ball twists and turns. Great idea... never use them though. They still hang on my harness, though I often discard them when selecting gear — they're… Full review

Metolius Ultralight Fat Cam

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I love these cams. Although they are harder to contract then the BD they work great in the rock. I have all the sizes and the colour coding system make it so easy to recognize the sizes. They're as strong as any other cam out there and some off the lightest ones available. Great stuff, love Metolius gear. I bought a full spread of the ultralight cams last season and love them. Although it is the first set of cams I have owned I have used other one and researched them extensively before purchasing… Full review

Trango MaxCam

rated 2 of 5 stars These cams are adequate, but that's the best I can say for them. I bought the whole set, from .5-3 and have since taken the .5, .75, and 1 off of my standard rack. The 2 and 3 are fine, and most of the bad stuff I have to say about these cams is less of an issue with them. The 2:1 expansion range is really only an in-theory kind of thing. When they're cammed all the way down, the shape of the outer lobes makes this cam prone to getting stuck--passively. I've spent more time cleaning these cams than… Full review

Wild Country Forged Friend

rated 5 of 5 stars From South Africa. I was belaying a partner who placed a 1.5 that was about 15 years old (replaced sling) into a horizontal crack. He clipped foolishly into the protruding stem sling, and not the gunk style tie off. 4 meters further up off he goes. The cam's stem bent at 70% but did not shear. The cam itself did not budge in the crack. If it wasn't for the well engineered WC friend, he would either be dead or very seriously injured. Since then, have never worried about all the blab about rigid stems. Full review

CAMP Ball Nut

rated 4 of 5 stars These are the only gear (apart from pitons) that will go into ultra thin cracks ie smaller than a black alien. Full review

Black Diamond Camalot C4

rated 5 of 5 stars Amazing Cam!!! The action on BD's cams are incredible, you can control each cam lobe with incredible precision. The expansion range on BD's C4's is a huge relief when your pumped and ran-out. I will definitely pick more C4's up!!! Full review

Top-Rated Camming Devices

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user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Camalot C4
$49 - $124
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Wild Country Helium Friends
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Metolius Ultralight Fat Cam
$60 - $68
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Omega Pacific Link Cam
$85 - $117
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
CAMP Ball Nut
$30 - $39
Fixe Alien LITE Cam
Wild Country Technical Friend
$110 - $119
Metolius Ultralight Power Cam
$52 - $227
Black Diamond Camalot X4
$52 - $409
Black Diamond Camalot Ultralight
$67 - $129
Trango FlexCam
$37 - $49
CAMP Dyneema Tricam
$67 - $89
Wild Country Friends
Kong Gipsy Cam
$115 - $144
Black Diamond X4 Offset
CAMP Tricam
$16 - $119
Metolius Supercam
Wild Country Helium Friend Extendable Sling
Black Diamond Camalot C3
$49 - $64
Metolius Master Cam
$45 - $59
Metolius Offset TCU
Metolius Ultralight TCU
$40 - $341
Metolius Offset Master Cam
$50 - $59
Trango BallNutz
$40 - $189
Totem Basic Cam
CAMP Tricam Evo
$16 - $99
Black Diamond Camalot #4 Trigger Kit
Wild Country Zero
Black Diamond Camalot C3 Trigger Wire Kit
DMM Dragon Cam
$56 - $69
Metolius Ultralight Offset TCU
Fixe Alien Hybrid
Totem Cam
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Rock Empire Robot Cam
Black Diamond Camalot JR Trigger Kit
DMM Demon Cam
CCH Alien
Kong Slit Fit
Fixe Alien Cam
Trango Splitter 4Cams
$60 MSRP
Black Diamond Camalot
$60 MSRP
Black Diamond Camalot Repair Kit
Fixe Alien Offset Cam
Omega Pacific Dash Pack
$28 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Wild Country Forged Friend
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Trango MaxCam
Black Diamond Micro Cam Repair Kit
Metolius Fat Cam
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