Basics of Tricams
Tricams are a type of Passive Protection.
Tricams are generally viewed as passive protection
even though they have a very active nature to them. There is a wide selection of positions that tricams can be placed in using its three points. When the sling
is weighted, the tricam attempts to rotate, essentially camming itself into the rock. Tricams are particularly useful in pockets and horizontal cracks.
Tricams are designed to protect small to medium sized cracks.