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  • CAMP USA - Nylon Tricam - One Color
  • CAMP USA - Nylon Tricam - One Color
  • CAMP USA - Nylon Tricam - One Color
  • CAMP USA - Nylon Tricam - One Color
  • CAMP USA - Nylon Tricam - One Color
  • CAMP USA - Nylon Tricam - One Color
  • CAMP USA - Nylon Tricam - One Color
  • CAMP USA - Nylon Tricam - One Color
  • CAMP USA - Nylon Tricam - One Color
  • CAMP USA - Nylon Tricam - One Color
  • CAMP USA - Nylon Tricam - One Color

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CAMP USA Nylon Tricam

$23.95 - $69.95

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    • One Color, #0.125
    • One Color, #0.25
    • One Color, #0.5
    • One Color, #1.0
    • One Color, #1.5
    • One Color, #2.0
    • One Color, #2.5
    • One Color, #3.0
    • One Color, #3.5
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    6 Reviews


    Pockets and horizontal cracks are now cause for confidence.

    From wandering alpine pitches to hair raising headpoints on grit, turn to the Camp USA Nylon Tricam for protecting horizontal cracks and pockets. Available in 13 different sizes for a wide range of placements, the versatile Tricam can be placed as an active cam or passive chock, making a few of these essential to every serious trad climbers rack.

    • Tricam design allows you to place the pro as an active cam or passive chock
    • Available in 13 sizes covering a range from 10mm to 140mm
    • Ideal for protecting horizontal cracks and solution pockets
    • High-strength nylon slings are color coded for easy size selection
    • Item #CMP3310

    Tech Specs

    Placement Range
    [.125] 10 - 15 mm, [.25] 13.5 - 25 mm, [.5] 16 - 28 mm, [1] 20 - 30 mm, [1.5] 26 - 38 mm, [2] 29 - 41 mm, [2.5] 32 - 48 mm, [3] 38 - 54 mm, [3.5] 41 - 60 mm, [4] 45 - 64 mm, [5] 57 - 89 mm, [6] 73 - 105 mm, [7] 92 - 140 mm
    Claimed Weight
    [.125] .32 oz, [.25] .67 oz, [.5] .92 oz, [1] 1.24 oz, [1.5] 1.79 oz, [2] 1.94 oz, [2.5] 2.72 oz, [3] 3.18 oz, [3.5] 4.13 oz, [4] 4.87 oz, [5] 4.23 oz, [6] 7.06 oz, [7] 9.31 oz
    Cams Included
    Recommended Use
    trad climbing

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
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    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I started with the Dyneema set of four, but they freakin fit everywhere and I always use them so I bought the rest of the set up to 3.5 which is actually sort of big, definitely hand sized. I’ve never used the larger riveted ones but I’d swear by these solid headed ones. These things can make bomber placements anywhere and where anything else would be impossible like pockets and shelves and weird flaring or horizontal cracks. That they can be used passively too is just kind of a bonus. I love my tricams!

    Like it says, *HORIZONTAL* cracks

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    The larger sizes are special purpose pieces.

    I picked up a few to experiment with (#3, #4, #5) when climbing some cracks (thin hands to hands to fists), and they're pretty much useless for placement in a vertical crack. Any amount of vertical movement will cause them to pivot on the stinger and unseat. (SLCDs are right at home in the same placement in part due to the play in the cam lobes so that they seat more tightly in slightly irregular cracks.)

    That said, I am in the group of people who really like a good tricam placement, and I use the smaller sizes regularly with great success. Now I'm going to be on the lookout for some places to deploy the larger ones.

    Active Pro

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I love these pro. Chocks, hexes, and tri-cams each have their own benefits and drawbacks. Personally, the tri-cams are my favorite because they have both passive and active modes. These guys are mid-range in price between chocks SLCs; a good compromise.

    Cam & different chock modes
    Relatively inexpensive
    Their camming action is great and IMHO works better in flared cracks than SLCs

    They take longer to place than SLCs
    Retrieving can sometimes be difficult

    Great for a lot of placements!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Tricams are a little tricky at first. I feel like a lot of climbers just ignore them unfairly. Often you will have places where cams and nuts lead to confidence lacking placements... Break out the tricams! You can probably find a good tricam placement where you were failing with the cams and nuts!

    Its often said the pink and red are the most useful sizes with 1 or 2 sizes up from that still pretty nice. Smaller than that is more aid climbing territory.

    On a recent Red Rock Canyon trip I found myself increasingly reaching for my small tricams when I wasn't quite happy with available cam and nut placements.

    Camp Tricams

    My friend's tricams. He swears by them, bringing them on every climb he does! A super handy piece to have on your rack. (pictured) An eighth of our rack for Leaning Tower.

    Camp Tricams

    Versatile Pieces

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have used the Nylon tri-cam set (.5 - 3) for two years and have found numerous placements from passive nut style to the active camming position. I switch up my rack depending on the route(s) but almost always keep a few on. The last route I led, I placed 3 of the 5. I've used them in anchors and plan to pick up additional larger sizes (5-7) for the prevalent large horizontals at the top of routes.

    These are great.

    The new Evo generation offers a third placement option, making them that much more versatile.

    The pictures shows the nylon on the rock side, flip them for less nylon to rock contact.

    Versatile Pieces

    Not my favorite pieces.

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

    Picked up a set of 5 in sizes: .5, 1, 1.5, 2.5, and 3. They seem solid but they're a bit heavy I have yet to find a placement where I needed one of them. IDK I'll keep trying to use them but I prefer my stoppers, cams, and hexs.

    Bring them to the Gunks some time! I don't think I've ever led a pitch where I haven't used at least 2 or 3 of them, often more. There are plenty of small pockets or shallow horizontal cracks where you can get a bomber placement with a small tricam, but nothing else will fit even as a marginal placement. The black, pink, and red are most useful (I carry doubles or sometimes triples), but I use the brown often also.

    The larger sizes (brown and above) are less important since a cam is likely to fit, but the tricams are still great for anchors, saving your cams, and sometimes they just seem more secure.

    Btw I've replaced most of my older tricams with the newer ones with stiffer slings- they're vastly easier to place and clean.

    I notice the picture for the 2.0 size tricam is not the newer reinforced sling. Does this mean you are selling the old non-reinforced version for that size?