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Ball Nutz (3) Big Bros (1) Cams (30)
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Black Diamond Camalot C4
$46.76 - 119.95 (-3%)
Weight: 75 g
Black Diamond Camalot C3
$44.96 - 69.99 (-12%)
Weight: 55 g
Metolius Master Cam
$46.76 - 59.95 (1%)
Weight: 62 g
Omega Pacific Link Cam
$85.14 - 111.95 (8%)
Weight: 95 g
Metolius Cam Lube
$3.16 - 4.95 (-16%)
Metolius Master Offset Cam
$44.98 - 59.95 (-6%)
Weight: 63 g
Basics of Cams
Cams are meant to protect small to large cracks. Cams provide (to a limited extent) multi-directional protection.

Cams work by contracting two set of lobes then placing the cams into a crack smaller than the expanded lobes. By releasing the trigger, the springs push the cam lobes against the sides of a crack. Cams allow you to make placements in parallel cracks (parallel cracks are difficult to protect with passive protection). The force of the lobes on the rock increases proportionally with the weight being pulled down on the cam (making a solid placement).

Cams are also known as SLCD's, "spring loaded camming devices".
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Metolius Ultralight Power Cams
$45.20 - 62.50 (2%)
Weight: 45 g
Trango Big Bro
New: $63.71
Blem: $89.98
DMM Dragon Cams
$59.96 - 84.95 (-9%)
Weight: 97 g
Metolius Offset TCU
New: $39.56
Blem: $49.98
Weight: 48 g
CAMP USA Ball Nuts
$30.95 - 39.95 (-1%)
Trango Ball Nutz
$32.11 - 39.95 (-1%)
Metolius TCU SET
$158.24 - 342.00 (-6%)
Weight: 51 g
Metolius Supercam
$55.60 - 89.50 (2%)
Weight: 198 g
Metolius Fat Cam
$49.56 - 69.00 (-8%)
Weight: 72 g
Metolius Ultralight TCU
$43.96 - 54.95 (7%)
Weight: 40 g
Trango Flex Cam
$32.00 - 57.90 (-21%)
Weight: 244 g
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