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Wild Country Friend Camming Device

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    A climber's best friend for nearly forty years.

    Wild Country's Friend Camming Device started saving climbers in 1977, and what once was a bulky, heavy, steel-stemmed monstrosity is now a superlight, highly-refined beauty for the contemporary climber. Modern updates include the groundbreaking double axle design that allows passive placements, and Wild Country upgraded each axle with a hollow interior to reduce weight without inhibiting the cam's overall strength.

    The Friend also features a new Dyneema sling that extends to resist rope drag and keep the rope out of cracks. Hot-forged construction keeps the cam as light as the competition, and high-friction faces ensure grip on the slipperiest stone. Both the trigger and thumb loop style an ergonomic feel, and the trigger features stops for easier cleaning.

    • Hot-forged cams with high-friction faces
    • Original 13.75° angle
    • Hollow double axle
    • Ergonomic trigger with stops
    • Injection molded thumb loop
    • Extendable Dyneema sling
    • Item #WDC002M

    Tech Specs

    Placement Range
    [0.5] 0.81 - 1.35 in, [0.75] 1.01 - 1.69 in, [1] 1.24 - 2.11 in, [2] 1.63 - 2.72 in, [3] 2.07 - 3.46 in, [4] 2.62 - 4.41 in
    Strength
    [sling doubled] 12 kN, [sling extended] 10 kN
    Cam Lobes
    4
    Axle
    double
    Stem
    single
    Includes
    extendable Dyneema sling
    Claimed Weight
    [0.5] 3.45 oz, [0.75] 4.05 oz, [1] 4.72 oz, [2] 5.6 oz, [3] 7.12 oz, [4] 9.98 oz
    Recommended Use
    climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    Inspiring Confidence

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I just got back from a climbing trip to Colorado. I had a double rack at my disposal including a full set of BD Camalots C4 & X4s as well as WC New Friends. BD has been the gold standard for cams but I believe the New Friends to be a strong contender. I actually prefer the New Friends to the Camalots for several reasons. First, the extendable sling allows me to carry fewer slings and/or alpine draws AND allows for quicker gear placement because I don't need to take a separate sling from around my shoulder to clip to the cam. All you need to do is plug the cam then extend the built in sling and keep moving. This single feature allows me to climb both lighter and faster. And the 2nd feature that, in my opinion, puts these ahead of the C4s is the lobe design. The lobes are a bit wider, providing more contact with the rock and they feel rougher and grittier, adding more friction between the lobes and the rock. The C4's lobes are painted and very smooth, granted they hold very well, so just imagine how a rougher, grittier, larger lobe will hold. Given the choice, I would reach for a New Friend before I would use a C4. They are both amazing products, but the Friends just inspire a little more confidence in my gear placements.

    wild country knows whats up

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I am in love with these cams. I picked up a set of these cams to double my rack up. I have a set of BD cams and a set of the wild country cams. I must say that I am finding my self racking up and reaching for my wild country cams. they are so light and they place so well. The extendable sling is not much but it saves the weight of having to put a quickdraw on the cam if it is a deep placement. My friends love them and are always asking for me to bring them. I have used them in New Mexico and Oklahoma both on granite.