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Black Diamond
Camalot Ultralight

4.595744680851064 out of 5 stars
47 Reviews
$99.95 - $149.95



Why We Like The Black Diamond Camalot Ultralight

We love that Black Diamond shaved a quarter of the weight off its best-selling camming device to make the Camalot Ultralight more appropriate for long approaches and alpine climbing. A critical glance will show that each cam weighs a couple ounces less than its appropriately sized C4 counterpart, and although that doesn't seem like much, when you're hauling three number threes up Castleton's North Face, numerous threes and fours for Lone Peak's Hyperform, or a desert rack up Washer Woman, these ultralight beauties really make a world of difference.

Black Diamond achieved a lighter weight out of the already light C4 by replacing the stem with continuous Dyneema rope infused in plastic. Black Diamond also optimized the stem and thumb loop to enhance ergonomics while placing and cleaning. But the double-axle design for passive placements, as well as the color-coded design, Black Diamond left unchanged, because if it ain't broke, don't fix it.


  • Camalot Ultralight is 25% lighter than the C4
  • Double-axle design offers the widest range
  • Dyneema core stem design is strong, durable, and low-profile
  • Ergonomically optimized stem and thumb loop for
  • Color-coded anodization for ease of use
  • Item #BLD00HZ
[sling] Dyneema
Placement Range
[0.4] 15.5 - 26.7 mm, [0.5] 19.6 - 33.5 mm, [0.75] 23.9 - 41.2 mm, [1] 30.2 - 52.1 mm, [2] 37.2 - 64.9 mm, [3] 50.7 - 87.9 mm, [4] 66 - 114.7 mm
[0.4] 8 kN, [0.5] 10 kN, [0.75 - 4] 12 kN
Cam Lobes
single, [core] Dyneema
Claimed Weight
[0.4] 2.2oz, [0.5] 2.6oz, [0.75] 3.1oz, [1] 3.6oz, [2] 4.4oz, [3] 5.9oz, [4] 8oz
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 48 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 1 reviews
2 Stars - 1 reviews
3 Stars - 2 reviews
4 Stars - 8 reviews
5 Stars - 36 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

April 14, 2024

Right gear, Right Place!

Best piece of gear you hope you'll never have to use, but glad it's there in case you do! Easy placement and easy removal. Color coded cams allow for easy identification on the rack. Just grad, place, clip and continue on.

David K.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

March 29, 2024

Lighter and Faster!

Super stoked on these killer, lighter cams. Blended well with my original BD set. Did the grades just get easier or is my rack just really that much lighter! It’s the Ultralights!

Jonathan W.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

August 30, 2023

Worth it

Regular Camalots don’t weigh that much more, cost less, and arguably are more durable. However, I don’t think I’ll ever wear these out and when carrying a rack of doubles it’s worth the weight savings. If cost isn’t an issue then go for it.

Andrew S.

Originally reviewed on

4 out of 5 stars

August 4, 2023

Where o where

In what country are your cams made I have been told the USA but can’t find anything on it. as a manufacturer my self I try to support people in the same industry I have been working on a rack looking to building it cams are great quality


Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

June 2, 2023

The best protection

The Ultralight line sheds some weight compared to the legendary Camalot line, but doesn’t sacrifice your safety. As with all the other Black Diamond products it’s top of the line!

Andrew F.

Originally reviewed on

4 out of 5 stars

May 23, 2023

Fantastic for fast and light missions

Love the innovation here. Personally I think only the #1-#4 make sense for the weight savings, below that I'd use X4s for the more narrow head width and a marginal increase in weight. Downside that I'm sure others have mentioned is the trigger wires break easily and its difficult to find replacements.


Originally reviewed on

4 out of 5 stars

May 11, 2023


No trigger keeper on the #4 ultra light. Otherwise, feels pretty good to carry a little less nylon around.

michelle W.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

April 2, 2023

Go to

My new go to cam. As functional as C4s. I really notice it while out on long days.

Trevor C.

Originally reviewed on

4 out of 5 stars

March 14, 2023

Good cam

It’s a good cam. Wish the UL #4 cams had the clips to keep the cam closed while on the harness.

Natalie C.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

February 23, 2023

great cam

my rack definitely feels lighter after getting the ultralight in the 3 and 4 sizes

Phil K.

Originally reviewed on