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Black Diamond Camalot C4

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    Camalot C4

    Climbers might have Ultralight and Offset Camalots these days, but Black Diamond hasn't upgraded the original C4 in over a decade. Or at least, it hadn't. The new Black Diamond Camalot C4 is now lighter and more convenient than ever before. This generation is 10% lighter than the previous, and while the Ultralights weigh 17% lighter than last decade's C4, this new generation didn't forgo the strength that Ultralights did. The shape, camming angle, and placement ranges are all the same as the original Camalot—because if it isn't broken, don't fix it—Black Diamond simply removed as much weight as possible without inhibiting strength.

    This Camalot generation isn't just lighter than the last generation; it's also more convenient than any cam Black Diamond has ever made. For starters, Black Diamond made the larger cams with stiffer stems and the smaller cams with more flexible stems so they all have the same flex; the 6 no longer feels wobblier than the .3. The larger cams have unique trigger keepers that lock the Camalots in a camming position to reduce racking volume, and the keepers detach with a simple pull of the trigger when you're climbing. Cams with the same color (5 and .5, for example) now come with bi-color slings for easier identification, and the sling's tags are tucked underneath the shorter bar-tacks for a cleaner look. Black Diamond also redesigned the tread pattern for a new look to commemorate a brand new generation of Camalots.

    • New generation of the Camalot C4 is 10% lighter than its predecessor
    • Same shape, camming angle, and placement ranges as the previous C4
    • Bi-color slings differentiate small and large cams of similar color
    • Single stem and double axle design doubles as cam stops
    • Large thumb loop provides a clip-in point for aid climbers
    • New tread pattern commemorates a brand new generation of Camalots
    • Sizes 4, 5, and 6 cams have trigger keepers to reduce racking volume
    • Item #BLD00Z8

    Tech Specs

    Placement Range
    [0.3] 0.54 - 0.92 in, [0.4] 0.61 - 1.05 in, [0.5] 0.77 - 1.32 in, [0.75] 0.94 - 1.62 in, [1] 1.19 - 2.05 in, [2] 1.46 - 2.55 in, [3] 2 - 3.46 in, [4] 2.6 - 4.51 in, [5] 3.36 - 5.85 in, [6] 4.5 - 7.68 in
    Cam Lobes
    4
    Axle
    double
    Stem
    single
    Includes
    new lobe pattern, new color tags on slings, [4, 5, 6] trigger keeper
    Recommended Use
    trad climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

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    Improved Classic

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    There isn't much to say that hasn't already been said about BD cams. You just have to use them to see what all the hype is about. They've really tweaked these new C4s well, so I'm confident they will withstand the same beatings the old ones could! I love the added feature to the larger sizes that keeps the lobes cammed while on your harness so it lowers the bulk and they don't get caught on as many things, but when it's time to deploy it's a cinch! Really clever feature.

    Everyone has one... now they are better!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Love these cams. They arent the best for horizontals, but they are for sure the workhorse cams on the market. They are a great base for your growing rack, but should be suplimented with other types of protection and other cam types so you cover the spectrum of placements. I supplement with tricams, wire "alien-like" cams, and some totems to assist in horizontals and aiding. Metolius mastercams are better for their mass for smaller sizes than this, but nothing beats having your hand and fist cams as c4s!

    Black Diamond Camalot C4

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    If you climb in the good ol’ US of A, or have ever been stuck climbing with us pesky Americans, you’ve probably seen about a trillion camalot’s being thrown around. When I was just a little baby trad gumby, I was taught BD sizing like the alphabet so that when I grew up I could effortlessly throw the .75 into that weird placement on Three Doves without even looking. Ranting aside, they’re the standard here for a reason. Totally bomber(ish) and the go-to for accessibility stateside in past years BD had an awful good monopoly that held through into the era of online ordering. Not as classical as aliens but nowhere near as foreign as the previously mythical dragons, the camalot has cemented itself as a safe, reliable and relatively affordable option for climbers of all stripes. Easy placements from a great finger loop and color coded everything, with the sizing that you, or at least I, grew up with. Only reason they’re given four stars is they don’t have extendable slings. Com on BD! That’s all I’ve ever wanted!

    *disclaimer: BD camalot’s referred to as “bomber(ish)” in this review due to the fact that they are NOT totem cams.

    Move over gold standard, hello platinum.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    If last generation's X4 was considering the gold standard of camming units, this generation is certainly platinum. They feel lighter and the placements feel more secure. I love the trigger keepers on the larger cams, and I like that every stem feels equally stiff. The new colors on the sling help me pick the new generation on my rack of old cams.

    Wow!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I decided to give these a try because of the new trigger keeper feature, and I must say that I am thoroughly impressed. The trigger keepers will save a ton of room on your gear loops. Also, you will no longer have to spend time looking for sticks to wedge in between the lobes to keep the 4, 5 and 6 condensed.

    Love the new C4s

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Black diamond has made some nice improvements to the classic C4s. They are all a bit lighter, and it is definitely noticeable when racking a ton of cams for long pitches. The biggest improvement is in the larger sizes. They have the greatest weight savings and the trigger keepers are extremely handy when getting shoulder plus deep into some cracks. I no longer mind racking a bunch of #4 and bigger cams.

    Love the Trigger Keepers

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    The new C4's are so amazing. I replaced my old 4's, 5's, and 6's for the weight saving and the trigger keepers and it is so worth it. If you are in a chimney or climbing off-width, the condensed size makes squeezing so much easier. They have also shaved out some of the lobes to make the weight of the big cams lighter. Don't hesitate. Get the big Cams now!

    Love the Trigger Keepers

    Much needed update!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have a bunch of the old C4s and I love them, they are the go to for any trad climber and have been around for ever. They finally made some small upgrades making the best cam on the market even better. 10% lighter, more grippy lobes, more trigger grip and all of the same safety features as before. The new trigger locks for sizes #4 and up are a game changer for weight and size reduction on your harness! They also moved the small tag on the sling where it says the kN from the outside to the inside now to prevent carabiners from having clipping issues with the gates. For the price, might as well get the new C4s!

    New C4s work better, same price

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I was pretty stoked when they updated these but kept the same price point. I like the uniform stiffness of each cam. When you shake them they are supposed to sway the same for each size.

    So fashionable, but so so functional!!!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    These next gen C4's will have you feeling real comfy when you take that next whipper!
    -Lighter to make you feel stronger
    -New pattern on the lobes seems to walk a bit less
    -Badass trigger keeper on the #4-6...keeps these bad boys streamlined while climbing
    So next time you botch a move, catch an Elvis leg, get pumped...or just wanna be back on the ground with a beer in your hand...
    Just whip! These babies got your back!

    A much needed updated

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    These new BD camalots are taking something that wasn't broken and making them much better. A cross of the ultralights and the originals with a little extra flair is what you get upgrading to these puppies.

    The trigger keepers are a nice touch and the weight savings on the larger sizes are huge! Plus they look badass! The new tread bites into the rock real nice. The smaller sizes I find are a little stiffer than most other cams, so not so confident on them walking with certain placements without proper extensions.

    Ultimate Big Cams

      The #5 and 6 are a HUGE improvement compared to old C4's. The trigger keeper is invaluable. Carrying larger cams is less of a hassle and they don't get caught on other gear when on my harness. Weights savings is also good. Have not used the #4 but I want to sell my Ultralight and get the C4 #4 because of the trigger keeper.

      Lighter and Better

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      How do you make one of the greatest lines of cams on the market even better? Shave weight, make the big cams less floppl and, make a few smart design tweaks.

      I was fortunate enough to climb on theses down in the Creek this fall. The new #4-#6 were especially noticeable so my review focuses on these sizes. The weight savings on these sizes are noticeable and incredible! The new #6 is an especially nice addition as the head width is a almost an inch wider. This makes this big cam significantly more stable than the old #6.

      The trigger keepers are nice and work well when racked with a normal rack, but do occasionally come undo when only racking big cams.

      If you're looking to buy some big cams definitely go for the new C #4-6. You won't be disappointed.

      Old C4's were already amazing

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Now they're lighter. The new trigger keepers for the larger sizes seem gimmicky, but they are oh so worth it. Makes racking and packing so much easier. Don't have to use tiny sticks or pens anymore.

      Next Level.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Simply put - the Camalot C4 has been the standard on everyone's rack for a decade now. And they have never let me down. They are the cam i have always reached for, whipped on, and consistently trust.

      These NEW C4's are the next generation on a legacy cam series - and they are a clear upgrade. As soon as you hold one of these up to an old C4 - you might do what i did and think "yes, it is 2018". Beyond the lighter weight design, the change in the stem stiffness, the lobe pattern, and the color mark on the sling - they just look and feel sleeker, and more modern.

      And the trigger keeper on the large sizes is game changing. The number 4 racks about as small as a #2 with the trigger keeper. Wouldn't be surprised to see this update come to other cam manufacturers.

      The new platinum standard.