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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
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Tricam protection, Love it!
Placed this on the first pitch of crescent crack, Little cottonwood Canyon, UT
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.
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.
Are these considered part of your typical...
Are these considered part of your typical rack?
You don't see as many people carrying tri-cams on their rack these days largely because they can be difficult to clean, they weigh a little more, and do take a little practice to place. However, they can be really good for placing in awkward cracks or pockets if you know how to use them.
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.
The only caution is that a new and improved design has been announced. These are the current .. not new, version. Hence, price reduction.