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CAMP USA Dyneema Tri Cam Set

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    Classic protection with the benefits of Dyneema.

    Tri Cams have been a staple on the rack of every serious trad climber for years, and the Camp USA Dyneema Tri Cam Set makes the tried-and-true classic even better. The sleek Dyneema slings reduce weight and provide increased strength in wet conditions, and the two-placement node design is ideal for protecting horizontal cracks and solution pockets.

    • Classic two-placement node design (one passive, one active) for secure placements where nothing else seems to fit
    • Ideal for protecting horizontal cracks and solution pockets
    • Dyneema slings provide higher strength than nylon in wet conditions and reduce weight
    • Set includes four sizes covering a range between 0.5 and 2 inches
    • Item #CMP3288

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [head] aluminum, [sling] Dyneema
    Placement Range
    [0.5] 16 - 28 mm, [1] 20 - 30 mm, [1.5] 26 - 38 mm, [2] 29 - 41 mm
    Strength
    [0.5] (cam) 11 kN, (chock) 7 kN, [1] (cam) 13 kN, (chock) 10 kN, [1.5 and 2] (cam) 20 kN, (chock) 17 kN
    Claimed Weight
    [0.5] 1 oz, [1] 1.2 oz, [1.5] 1.7 oz, [2] 1.9 oz
    Recommended Use
    trad climbing, alpine climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    In a world without cams, the tricam rulz

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    The venerable tricam is a brilliant feat of engineering. Both a passive and active pro unit, it is made of exactly 3 components: A sewn sling, a steel roll pin, and an exquisitely sculpted piece of heat-treated 7075-T6 anodized aluminum. I love them.



    You see, I like to play this game where me and my buddies lead a route without cams, trying to one up each other on who can place gear in the most creative way possible. Just some good ol' fashion fun. Now, occasionally things get a little spicy. The crack resembles a wavy slice of bacon and rejects all 4 brands of nuts on my nutterbutterbiner, and things are getting too thin for hexes. I'm in a cold sweat, 20' above a piece of cable-swaged aluminum no bigger than my thumbnail. Staring me dead in the eye is an impossibly wonky bombay pocket. No cam will fit. I unsheath my red tricam and wedge that tiny pyramid behind a quartz crystal. I pee a little, then it's Clip. N. Go!



    If you ever fall on a tricam you'll never get it back without a cold chisel and a hammer. You might place 4 tricams in your entire climbing career, but when you get it right, you feel as safe as houses. They might be the biggest PIA out there, but when they hold, they are submarine-deep bomber status.



    Now, in passive mode, I assume they work beautifully. It's hard to screw the passive formula up. Constriction+metal+surface contact=clipngo. I never use them in this fashion unless I'm playing a joke on someone, but they seem to work well.



    Walking is a problem. Give 'em a good hard tug and a long leash.



    You'll never use anything but pink and red unless you do aid, in which case it's been an honor to be in your presence, my liege.



    The brown and blue pieces are useless, mail them to me and I'll see that they end up with a needy family.

    I purchased a pack once, the red one was heavily pitted on the business end. Another retailer rushed a new pack out to me, so I got some free gear out of the deal. Plus stickers! I love stickers!

    My Favorite passive protection

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    Passive protection with a way to place it actively, what more could you ask for? I love placing these in granite pockets and even cracks if I cant find a more secure option. Although most people are fine with nuts and cams, I feel tricams are nice supplement especially on multipitch climbs which I can expect to use most of my gear. True, these can be a real bear to remove but I would rather lose a piece of gear than have a piece pull. Personally I have never lost a tricam, and take pride in placements that are bombproof but timely to remove. For me these are great. Dyneema works perfect for me because I usually have a full trad rack when I bring these along and I don't need the extra weight.

    My Favorite passive protection

    Love me a good tri cam

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    There is nothing more satisfying then a good tri cam placement. This is a really good set. It has everything you need and can save you a real cam for you have to do a long run out. When these are used correctly they can definitely hold a fall.

    How does one "un-stuck" a tri-cam?

    Are these considered part of your typical...

    Are these considered part of your typical rack?

    Tri cams are always part of my rack. I look at them as versatile nuts .. more placement opportunities. Yes, they get stuck sometimes, but that is better than falling out when pulled from above. It's a personal preference and choice. After some experimentation, I think you will like them.