A classy look for a classic piece of protection.
- Color-coded heads and slings make it easy to select the correct size for the crack you're staring at
- Super strong Dyneema slings give you plenty of confidence when you're pitching off 15 feet above your gear
- Narrow head fits in pods and cracks where cams do not work
- Ideal for horizontal placements
Share your thoughts
Buy a nut tool
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
As others have stated, they can be very difficult to get out. But isn't that the idea? I have a nut tool, and I say they can be a bit difficult, but mostly because I'm at altitude and don't have a lot of patience for seemingly mundane things getting in my way. Although if you take a long fall on one, it might get wedged permanently, but who would really care at that point. Realistically, I've never spent more than 30 seconds removing one and I can always find a place to wedge one. I use them passively and actively and they work great. I heard you can get shrink tape to wrap the sling part. I haven't done it, and mine are fraying a little from use. Nothing I'm concerned about, looks normal. Lightweight and borderline failproof. The smaller ones are easier to find a placement for, but I use all of mine as I string out my line.
Its a love/hate relationship
So I am really confident about these after placing them and they are super strong. That is just what I need to quiet a nervous mind when I'm climbing. They are light and fit in a wide range of sizes. However, I think I've never been so frustrated with a piece of gear as when I'm trying to remove these. It could be these tri cams, or it could be my bozo friend Thomas placing them in situations when they are so deep and in a crazy place that I would rather just have a stick of dynamite to remove it....ok maybe not. I know from reading a lot that many have troubles removing these if they are placed anywhere but the very outside edge of a crack and some refer to them even as "fixed gear". Bottom line is #1, don't let Thomas place tri cams, and #2 don't place them too deep or in a funny constriction or you just might never get them out. You decide, that's just my opinion.
you wont regret it
ordering a second set. My girlfriend and I recently started leading trad. We both really like these. place easy and solid plus they are light and pretty cool when you see a pocket to shove one in. good in all sorts of cracks too. lighter than cams too
dang these are freaking awesome. Screw the cams, nuts and hexes get yourself some tri-cams and you'll never look back. But make sure you know how to place these pieces both passively and active. Very versatile. Pinkey rules!
I've only used the smaller sizes and they work great. Easy to learn/use. Fallen on them plenty of times with no negative outcome. Straps can fray over time. Maintenance is as much as you would expect from nuts/hex's but not as expensive as mechanical cams. Will not work for very small cracks, but this set will fill holes from 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inch. Also sold as singles, check it out.
Tri-Cams and Waterfalls
I'm sure that you think I climb! I hate to let you down, but I needed the Tri-cams for another purpose. I have a waterfalls going into my swimming pool and the pool cover company wanted to drill 8-10 holes into the pool side through the tile and leave these anchors exposed year round. I used the Tri-Cams to insert in between the rock cracks and they hold just great. No drilling and very secure. Maybe not enough for an Elephant to stand on the cover but enough for me to walk on it. Thanks for a great product.
Camp tri cams
They are light and strong and provide great hold in horizontal cracks,leaving me my cams for other placements.
Great for anchors
Great for anchors--they are solid when placed correctly. Note: If you intend them to be multi-directional--test all directions!
get the set
This is a great set if your are just starting traditional climbing and have aspirations of leading. Learn how to use them while setting up top ropes. I love having these things on my rack. They're light, easy to use, and fit where other stuff doesn't
They have prooved to be very good on the wall, especially where nothing else will fit. I was skeptical about placing them in the begininng but after playing around with them they are a snap!
Buy a carabiner...
...and put these on it. I can almost guarantee you'll be glad you have them at >80% of your anchor locations. They go where other pro cannot. And with Dyneema, get-out my man.