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Black Diamond Camalot Ultralight

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  • #0.4/Gray, One Size
    $99.95
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    $99.95
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    $119.95
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Camalot Ultralight

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

Material
[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
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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>Rating: 5

De-Light-Ful

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Light, with a solid trigger. I especially love the #.75-#3 And I like the x4 the best for the .5 and below.

>Rating: 5

Perfect for Alpine Climbing

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

These things are fantastic when Alpine climbing and you have to haul all your gear up the mountain. I paired these with some UL wire gate carabiners from BD and color-coded them properly and they look sick as well as perform flawlessly. 10/10 would recommend for anyone trying to go Alpine Climbing.

>Rating: 5

Ultralight is ultra right

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Holy cow does my backpack feel significantly lighter on the approach when I rack up with the Camalot Ultralights. I had the pleasure of falling on the #2 on North Face of Castleton the other day, and I'm psyched to say it held.

>Rating: 5

Lightweight, for Heavy Objectives

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

These are great, for high alpine missions, or long multi pitch routes. It's nice to cut back on weight, for those bigger days. The one downside, is that the dyneema doesn't last forever, but life goes on!

>Rating: 5

Clip it and whip it

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Awesome pieces. Pair them with a nano carabiner for ultralight setups. The weight difference in a full rack of ultralights vs. the regular c4.

>Rating: 5

Good For Big Days

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

These work just as well as the ol' standard c4 except they weigh a bit more and might not last 20 years. I'd get a rack of these for those big adventure climbs to go fast and light. Save 'em for those big days and save the classic c4s for everyday use and they should last a darn long time.

>Rating: 4

Specs on Total Weight Reduction

I have a double rack of C4's 0.3 - 4 and I was curious about the potential weight saving weight with ultralights, so I did some calculations. A rack of ultralights .4 - 4 is approximately 8.1 ounces lighter than the C4's, meaning that a double rack would be 16.2 (or 1 lb) less than a double rack of C4's. I decided to switch out my positron quickdraws for OZ quickdraws and OZ Alpine draws (12 total- 6 standard and 6 alpine) which cut 16.8 ounces from my rack. I considered the quick/apline draw exchange to be more worthwhile because it's rare that I take two 4's up with me, but I always take my quickdraws from extending and placing nuts. All in all it just depends how much you care about weight and what kind of climbing you like to do (wide stuff is more worth it to get in ultralights) There are the deets, up to you from here!

>Rating: 5

Worth it!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Super light. Great way to shed gear weight if you're working with a double or triple rack. Also great for trips into the alpine when you have a solid trek ahead of you before you go vertical. Shed weight but not performance, great investment!

>Rating: 5

Game Changers... So Light!

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I bought a #0.75 for one of my friend's as a gift to add to his rack. Here is what he had to say: Confidence has a new acronym: U L C 4. I used to think the ultralights were for weight weenies, and then I carried a rack of these things around at the creek over one weekend and saw the light. Now I have 2 racks of the ultralights. They really have changed the game for me, from long alpine approaches and pitches to the laser cracks of the creek, the savings in weight is substantial and you can feel it. These are definitely my go to rack for almost any objective I have planned. I will continue to buy these bad larrys until BD creates something even lighter in which case... I should probably start scouring for pennies now...

>Rating: 5

Love them!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

These are super light but yet feel super durable. I trust these suckers!! Highly recommend these to anyone looking to enter the vertical world that is looking for a lighter harness. Great for weight weenies! They are beautiful.

>Rating: 5

superlight and amazing!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

these are easy to place, light weight and strong

>Rating: 5

Go ULTRALIGHT!

Love these cams, check out this video for all the in-depth details behind the engineering and design!

>Rating: 5

Great for Alpine Adventures

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

These are a great supplement to regular C4s for alpine adventures! Not as durable but they aren't supposed to be and the weight savings is significant. I would not suggest starting your rack with ultralights but if you're filling in multiple sizes I would highly suggest them.

>Rating: 4

Super light!

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Got this cam for my dad and brother and they really like how light it really is. It helps with the gear load on long hikes in but as mentioned in other reviews the weight of the cam could affect the life expectancy of the cam.

>Rating: 4

Light as a Feather

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

These cams are great if you have to carry them very far. The light weightness of them is very noticeable when you have the old cams and new ones in your hands. With that said, I would caution buying these for everyday use at your local crag. As all lightweight gear tends to be they just wont last as long with the same amount of abuse. Buy the old cams for your regular use and buy these for going high into the alpine where weight makes a difference whether you make it to the summit or not.

>Rating: 5

LIGHT. Love them.

My rack is all regular C4 doubles except I have a #.4, #3 and #4's that are Ultralights. Therefore, I am constantly comparing the two. I have NOT taken a fall on one of these yet. So this review is based on placements, walking, usability and field experience. - Light. Per expected. And impressively so. Compared to a standard C4 the difference is very evident. - Places nicely. Goes in, stays put. Good trigger action. I have not had any trigger wire issues like some others have voiced concerns with. More time will tell how much less durable then these are then the regular C4. Obviously if you're taking whippers on your cams each outing, maybe stick with the bomber standard. But if you love saving weight on the rack and you can afford the price tag (and these are $$$$), then go for it. I like having both: save some weight but also keep the gold standard as the lion's share of my rack.

>Rating:

BD Ultralight!

BD's C4 Ultralight - reduction in weight, same gold standard cam.

>Rating: 5

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.

>Rating: 5

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.

>Rating: 5

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 :)

Field-tested
>Rating:

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?

Hey! Black Diamond does not make an ultralight in the #6 size. Are you referring to the regular camalot? Feel free to give me a call or send me an email if you have any other questions. Thanks!