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Black Diamond Camalot C4

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Black Diamond Camalot C4
4.9 out of 5 based on 71 user reviews.

Cred: 2509
Review by livextreme41 on Jan. 09, 2009
durable, wide expansion range, smooth trigger. These cams are great. They place easily and are full strength even if they walk back and umbrella. (taken a fall that way, and can tell you, they hold!)
they are a bit heavier than other cams, but they are worth the slight difference.
Go for metolious mastercam below a .5 size.

Cred: 1321
Review by MikePB on Feb. 27, 2011
A MUST HAVE. These cams are durable, easy to place, have a wide range, and are what all other cams are compared to.
Expensive. Heavier than single axle cams. Not as flexible as others.
For really small sizes, I go with Metolius Master Cams because they are lighter and more flexible.

Cred: 1096
Review by jeepnphreak on Dec. 21, 2010
Double axle and the expansion range is big. The cams parts are nice and smooth, it feels well made. As for holding falls I have yet to have one pull out. Walking seams to be pretty minimum
Cheepy plastic trigger. Ended up breaking one after a fall that resulted in the cam being weighted at a angle. IT mad the removal kinda hard
DMM dragons, Metolius power and master cams.

Cred: 1194
Review by bruton on Jul. 25, 2011
Old Blue my go to Piece of trad gear. Fits in almost all the large hand+ sized climbs.
Duel axis allows for passive placements.
Can walk a little if placed horizontally with no back stop.
#3, #2 Black Diamond Camalot.

Cred: 844
Review by genghis on Aug. 12, 2012
Theres a reason these are the Golden Standard and have earned so many awards. While I have a number of other Cams on my rack, these hands down the backbone of it and can only be supplemented, never replaced.
Wouldn't mind extendable slings on them

Cred: 40569
Review by marks on Mar. 31, 2007
.75 and up are excellent. Great range, smooth trigger and do not walk.
High price tag.
For the smaller sizes (below .75) I would recommend either metolius, aliens or black diamond's c3s.

Cred: 55
Review by NoCarsGo on Mar. 25, 2009
I really like these in .5-6. I like the Metolius TCU for the smaller end micro cams. Camalots feel more stable when placed when compared to the larger sized WC Friends. These have a smooth trigger action and are really easy to place. Rack these with Neutrinos and you will be really happy.
Slightly heavier... but I would take them over most other brands any day.
Metolius TCU instead of the smaller sized camalots.

Cred: 195
Review by nerfherder88 on Jun. 18, 2011
Durable, Well Manufactured, Dual Axis, Beefy Sling, Repairable, Color Coded, Very Smooth Trigger, Must Have!
Expensive and fairly stiff stem (can walk on you)
Not really an alternative but supplement a C4 rack with link cams

Cred: 248
Review by Shifu on Jul. 09, 2011
With really smooth action and rock-solid construction, these are the gold-standard in cams for a reason. Everybody owns some, and aside from the weight, everybody loves them.
There are better cams out there for sizes at or below 0.5.

These are a bit heavier than other cams, but you get a bigger expansion range in return.
Can't recommend anything else for pieces larger than a half-inch or so. These are just too good.

Cred: 601
Review by steiger on Jan. 16, 2008
light, easy to place, wide range, stays in place,
for smaller .5 and less get C3, metolius, or Alien

Cred: 863
Review by brownie710 on May. 01, 2008
i have 1, and 3 great range, hearty. just added a .5,.75 and a 2!!!!!!
cost and arm and a leg
????? all i have used in this size

Cred: 881
Review by evanwish on Mar. 30, 2010
Very strong and will hold up against the test of time (including massive whippers, odd placements, and aiding)
slightly heavy, but that's the trade off with more range.

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Review by fb_29707558 on Jan. 21, 2008
Solid feel, trigger is easy to find and pull even while wearing gloves, cam stops + dual axis cams so you they are strong in "passive" mode - on purpose or not.

Cred: 233
Review by duncanlennon on Nov. 29, 2008
The best. I like them down to size .4 despite what others say about Aliens/TCUs being better at that size.

Cred: 180
Review by Jake0167 on Sep. 06, 2011
Two axles, wide expansion range, so easy to clean! Can place as passive gear.
Heavier than single axle cams.

Cred: 212
Review by rockabilly315 on Dec. 08, 2012
I use these more than any other cam on my rack. They hold extremely well and I have yet to have any problems with them.

Cred: 218
Review by NorCalNomad on Mar. 01, 2013
Durability, range, able to use passively as well, proven, ergonomic
For alpine climbing I guess they could be slightly heavy.
For the 5/6 sizes, WC Friends. For anything under .5, aliens.

Cred: 52
Review by fb_1030170280 on May. 24, 2008
color coded, probably the best you can buy, good range and a lot of sizes
expensive, but all trad gear is expensive

Cred: 24
Review by Hirvimaki on Jul. 04, 2008
Love these guys. Quick, bomber placement when you're pumped.
Kind of makes you lazy when it comes to thinking through your placements.

Cred: 77
Review by abelrevenge on Dec. 13, 2009
Very reliable and well built
Variety is the spice of life. There are definitely some size cracks these don't protect great.

Cred: 9
Review by skgunderson on Mar. 22, 2011
The backbone of almost every climber's rack. Durable, bomber, great range, smooth action. I feel completely secure climbing above my C4s.
Master cams or C3s for sizes .5 and below.

Cred: 8
Review by coolcarl on Aug. 09, 2011
Heavy duty, large expansion range, ergonomic trigger.
expensive, heavy
Go with Metolius or Aliens under .5. Fixe should be coming out with new aliens soon.

Cred: 5
Review by cwuhiker on Mar. 16, 2011
The best cams for hands and above! smooth actions, great thumb loop. uber easy to place.
no extending sling, smaller sizes are heavy for the range they provide
METOLIOUS TCU for small ranges, DMM Dragons for hands and above.

Cred: 5
Review by wjrenf2 on Mar. 10, 2012
Their range and versatility are great. These are a staple/backbone for your rack. I like these better than the previous version because you have the option of clipping into the thumb loop.
A bit heavier than other, not as versatile cams.
Metolius cams are quite nice. I haven't used the new DMM Dragon's, but I believe these are cheaper which is nice.

Cred: 99
Review by climbercam on Nov. 28, 2007
Stable when placed correctly, Durable,
Any Metolius Cams

Cred: 662
Review by fb_501180107 on May. 04, 2008
two words: double axle. two more words: single stem. one more word: safe

Cred: 422
Review by roytse on Aug. 09, 2008
Sturdy. Easy bite. Single stem fits in everywhere.
None I can see.

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Review by scottydo on Sep. 03, 2008
These things are super solid and super light
Some say the new Metolius Mastercam may compete.

Cred: 54
Review by fb_507277362 on Jan. 14, 2008
good expantion, solid placements, very flexible
could use some more added expantion
Max Cam

Cred: 99
Review by climbercam on Feb. 20, 2008
Wide expansion range, durable, solid placements.

Cred: 53
Review by fb_793980214 on Apr. 04, 2008
awesome cams. just missing the two big ones and then i'm set... so to speak

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Review by jmayo on Jun. 16, 2011
This bad boys have a great expansion range, color-coded, and although not recommended can be place passively.
they are heavier than comparably sized SLCD's
WC Tech- Friends and Metolius Power Cams

Cred: 5
Review by erbischm on Jul. 03, 2011
Good range, solid build, very smooth action, very easy to place.
Metolius master cams for the smaller sizes (below .75)

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Review by drflex on Jan. 11, 2012
Durable. Ergonomic. Place as passive pro also.
Tri-cams if short on $$.

Cred: 45
Review by Tortrix on Jan. 15, 2012
dual axis, large range, easy to plug into rock, flexible stem

Cred: 6
Review by fb_744652008 on Jan. 20, 2008
lighter than the old-style camalots
great camming range
top quality

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Review by stevencook on Jan. 21, 2008
great expansion range solid action

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Review by fb_677772540 on Feb. 28, 2008
Good range
bulky in the smaller sizes, floppy in the largest size

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Review by fb_894465643 on Apr. 17, 2008
reliable, easy function

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Review by fb_559247072 on Apr. 24, 2008
easy trigger action, color-coded, smooth camming action

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Review by MicheleJ67 on Aug. 03, 2008
Covers a wide range. I like the trigger action.
A bit heavy.

Cred: 11
Review by Justin Dansby on Sep. 02, 2008
All around one of the best cams.
Not as many sizes as WC.
WC Friends.

Cred: 11
Review by trh837 on Nov. 18, 2009
Easy to place, DAT, large range, lightweight, durable

Cred: 6
Review by bmv234 on Dec. 01, 2009
Pure Awesomness
What Bad Features!
There is no Alternative

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Review by litld01 on May. 07, 2011
great range smooth trigger and place easy, will hold a fall very well
wish for a double sling

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Review by shimjackerman on Jun. 02, 2011
This is probably the best cam on the market today.
wide range
smooth operation

Cred: 83
Review by fb_5800777 on Jan. 18, 2008
smooth, easy to manipulate

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Review by fb_21804477 on Jan. 20, 2008
wide range
mabey a little bit on the heavy side

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Review by fb_47800198 on Feb. 09, 2008
sometimes difficult to get your thumb in the loop

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Review by fb_671835559 on Feb. 20, 2008
crappy plastic handle

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Review by fb_73201981 on Feb. 28, 2008
light weight strong reliable

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Review by rockgimzo on Mar. 16, 2008
Best cams on the market
The new number 4 sucks. Find an old 3.5 and 4.

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Review by dvsbenz on Apr. 10, 2008
Double axle, work great

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Review by fb_520202524 on Apr. 13, 2008
Easy, secure placements

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Review by chadtchris on Mar. 18, 2011
best cams in the world

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Review by ckeatin1 on Jul. 07, 2012
Great range, easy to place and clean... basic standard norm.
They tend to walk a little bit.

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Review by fb_11322771 on Jan. 20, 2008
Trigger, and neck.

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Review by fb_538740499 on Feb. 18, 2008
da bomb

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Review by [email protected] on Mar. 14, 2008
Best cams on the market

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Review by fb_598762461 on Apr. 19, 2008

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Review by snowman on Apr. 23, 2008

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Review by diebetes on May. 07, 2008

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Review by Antonio De Luca on Jun. 30, 2008
good stuff!!!

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Review by ERussell on Aug. 01, 2008

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Review by Grivel G12 on Aug. 08, 2008
Light Weight

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Review by protohyp designs on Oct. 02, 2008

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Review by spirdermonkey on Jan. 04, 2011
such a perfect cam.

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Review by stevo2011 on Mar. 16, 2011

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Review by chico69 on Mar. 19, 2011
best cam

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Review by fb_14818194 on Jan. 16, 2008

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Review by fb_1650390115 on May. 07, 2008
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