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Black Diamond Camalot Ultralight

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    12 Reviews

    Details

    A quarter lighter is a quarter lighter.

    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
    • 14mm Dyneema tape sling
    • Ergonomically optimized stem and thumb loop
    • Color-coded anodization
    • Item #BLD00HZ

    Tech Specs

    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
    Strength
    [0.4] 8 kN, [0.5] 10 kN, [0.75 - 4] 12 kN
    Cam Lobes
    4
    Axle
    double
    Stem
    single, [core] Dyneema
    Claimed Weight
    [0.4] 2.15 oz, [0.5] 2.61 oz, [0.75] 3.14 oz, [1] 3.56 oz, [2] 4.44 oz, [3] 5.89 oz, [4] 7.96 oz
    Recommended Use
    climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    weight weenies

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    When im headed out do to fast and long climb these make it so much better. I really love these when the approach is an hour or longer. I'm not nearly as tired when i get to the climb which means i get climb harder! Performance wise these have done well for me. I think they are worth the money. Not that i have anything against the heavier versions but these are quite awesome.

    A light weight C4

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Here's my impression on these cams after ~500 pitches on them...I've used them for a mix of aid and free climbing. They've been weighted in weird horizontals, a few falls and the wear on them is pretty comparable to what you'd find on a C4. I haven't had any problems with the triggers like others have mentioned. They're pretty much just a light C4.
    I notice the weight savings more in my hand while placing the piece rather than in the back pack.

    My thoughts on them and their extra price is they're worth it if you make it your work horse cam. They're holding fine up to the abuse. Given the shorter shelf life compared to a steel cabled stem, might as well put them to use rather than sitting around waiting for only the go light missions.

    WORTH IT - still bomber as Hell.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Field-tested these Cams before they were released. Hiked them into the Winds 12+ miles and my back was super stoked to carry less weight. I still brought small (non ultra light cams) on my Alpine rack. Bought a double rack of them for my personal rack a month later. ..But I will for sure be putting these on my Indian Creek rack for Creeksgiving.
    **When you need ten #1's for a climb - it's time for weight consciousness.


    Hit me up for more questions :)

    WORTH IT - still bomber as Hell.

    Bomba!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have been a avid C4 fan since I started climbing trad, and have traditionally (pun intended) doubled up in the C4's - sometimes over other cams of lighter weight.

    When these came out, I was at first slightly concerned about durability. Then I started thinking about them in terms of application and durability and where ultimately they fit into my rack and came up with a few great features.

    1) They are not, and never will be, the workhorse of my rack. That job falls to the C4's and Totem cams that have always held that coveted spot. The Ultralights are my "doubles" and "triples" in some cases. They are not the cam I reach for when I am cruxing - while they would do just fine (i know because I actually fell on a .75 - yes, I fall a lot when trying above my pay grade) - they often see less action. I think about them as a supplemental piece - because usually I am not falling, and in the chance that I do fall, what is the chance its on an UL and if I did they hold a fall just great. The thinking here is to increase the longevity of the UL's.

    2) Weight savings. I am surprised at how much lighter these are to their C4 counterparts. The #4 is so much lighter than the OG - i'm able to leave it on my rack permanently, where before I would leave it in the truck or at home. I can make more open route decisions up at the crag with a more full rack. The ability to double up in these is great.

    3) Where they shine is in the alpine, or on long approaches. First is the mentality of the alpine - "The leader doesn't fall" - that being said, IT HAPPENS. but for the weight savings and the off chance that you do fall, these are trucker.

    The biggest questions it seems everyone has on these is LONGEVITY OF DURABILITY. If these are used correctly, i.e. - you really shouldn't have to fall on them - they will seemingly last a long while. But if you do find yourself, like me, slipping and falling one of these - have piece of mind that they held me like a champ.

    The C4 got a hair cut. and they are looking stylishhh.

    Lightweight, but flawed trigger design

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    So if I sound a bit annoyed, it's because the trigger cable on the #3 popped out on their third climb in the middle of the crux of the Direct North Buttress of Merriam Peak in the Sierra and it is very difficult to reattach in the field. For some reason Black Diamond decided to reduce the length of the hook that holds in the cable and hope that the plastic coated cables and detention tab holds the cable in place- it doesn't. And unlike the longer tab on the C4 (or new Wild Country Friend) the shallow hook makes it very difficult to reattach it without tools (a typical maneuver I've been doing for years on C4s). A pricey cam is only as good as its triggering system....

    Lightweight, but flawed trigger design

    Oh man! My #3 did the same and I couldn't place it because of it. When I tried to fix it at the base the trigger wire actually snapped! I warrantied the thing with BD as they requested and am waiting on a reply. They better fix this issue.

    When grams count, you can't go wrong

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    In the alpine whether it is a long approach or a huge objective, or just at the local crag, we are more efficient with the less weight we are fighting and trying to move around. To the standard counterparts, the weight savings is over 22% if I remember right, which definitely can add up. Compared apples to apples aside from specs, there is a noticeable difference between the camalots in the same size range vs the ultralight camalots in the same size. It allows you to move faster and more efficiently, whether it is on the local trad route or on a week long trip in the alpine.

    Okay, I've finally taken a whipper.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Yep. Finally pitched, pretty far, on the number 2.

    Needless to say, it held.

    And - actually - contrary to my C4's (at times) - there is no visible kinkage in the cable (in the Ultralight's case - dyneema) - which is quite nice to see.

    Clinically proven to hold a fall, at least for me, and I'm quite stoked about it - not that I wasn't certain before.

    Same cam - and lighter. Thanks BD.

    pricey soft-good

      I bought a #4 to see what these cams were all about--the weight savings are amazing (given the size of the cam). I would recommend these for larger sizes if you really want to save weight for expedition-type climbing. The core is no longer metal so the life of the cam is severely decreased opposed to a standard c4. The weight savings are definitely great for larger size cams #3/4 but I can't see a necessity for smaller cams unless you REALLY need to cut weight. The weight savings helped me stay under 50 lbs for my duffel with my trad rack, camera, tripod and rope which was very useful to save $$$ checking another bag. The cost is also fairly steep for said weight savings so I will echo that getting these over standard c4s is only if you really need them. So in short you are getting a lighter cam with a shorter lifespan for more money.

      Make that pack lighter, and climb more!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Starting to bring your climbing to the next level? Gear can really weigh down your experience, especially if your bringing way too much of it! Not only will this save you on approaches, but placing the cams is effortless, and you will notice the difference on your harness. The #4 in particular is considerably easier to maneuver on your harness and in your hand. These aren't my daily driver, but they will definitely be on my next Winds trip!

      Make that pack lighter, and climb more!

      right now there is only a .75, 3 and 4 available... i'm looking to buy an ultralight #6. are they just currently sold out and will be available again soon? and what would the price be for that?