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Max H. Janszen

Max H. Janszen

Yosemite, Kern River Canyon, The Needles, Joshua Tree, Sierras

Max H. Janszen's Passions

Hiking & Camping

Max H. Janszen's Bio

Need more big wall trips. Period.

Max H. Janszen

Max H. Janszenwrote a review of on November 2, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

They're really REALLY bendy at the stem, which is nice for horizontal placement.

The smaller sizes have polished smooth lobes and they're not anodized so they have a little better grip when new than the C4's would, when new.

Loop-to-lobe length (without sling) is longer than C4's so not ideal for aid placement.

EDIT: The double, stacked axle system gives the appearance of a single axle, but these do in fact have a double axle system. (Thanks Tom P.) They don't have the same size/strength rating as C4's, but for small finger sized cams these are quite nice.

They feel a little lighter than C4's, which is good for all you elite athletes out there, but you've probably already bought even lighter alternatives by now so you're good to go.

In Summary:

They'll be a nice addition to your trad rack, and they have their place, but there are cheaper options that aren't as *seemingly* hyped and expensive. Wait for them to be on sale, they're fun and shiny and not so devastating to your wallet then.