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CAMP USA Tricam Evo

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    Your go-to protection for pockets and horizontal cracks.

    With a new design that features three placement nodes instead of the traditional two, the Camp USA Tricam Evo is your ticket for secure placements in pockets and horizontal cracks where nothing else seems to fit. The Tricam Evo is available in four sizes covering a range between 0.25 and 1.5 inches and features stiffer sewing on the slings for easy one-handed placements.

    • New design features three placement nodes (two passive, one active) for a more versatile range of placements
    • Ideal for protecting horizontal cracks and solution pockets
    • Wide section at the top of the head produces additional taper for increased stability in cammed placements
    • Stiff sewing on the sling allows for easier one-handed placements
    • Available in four sizes covering a range between 0.25 inches to 1.5 inches
    • Item #CMP3286

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [head] aluminum, [sling] sewn-through nylon
    Placement Range
    [.25] 13.5 - 23 mm, [0.5] 17 - 27 mm, [1] 21 - 32 mm, [1.5] 27 - 40 mm
    Strength
    [.25] 6 kN, [0.5] 9 kN, [1] 10 kN, [1.5] 14 kN
    Claimed Weight
    [.25] 0.6 oz, [0.5] 1 oz, [1] 1.3 oz, [1.5] 2 oz
    Recommended Use
    trad climbing, alpine climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Tricams Evo's are great!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I really love these pieces of rock pro! So far pink and black are my most used sizes. My approach with Tricams is they get used when nothing else fits, and then very occasionally when I used nuts and cams in that size already. And the Black 0.25 and Pink 0.50 falls into the category quite often where I climb. Yes, the black is not a full strength piece at 5kN, but it will go where cams won't due to it's narrow width. I recently placed a the black 0.25 where I used to place a marginal microcam. It's a shallow parallel crack where one of the cam lobes would be right near the edge. This is not an ideal placement. The black tricam went in just as fast as a cam and was fully in the crack and not near the edge. A much better placement. I've also fallen on my Pink 0.50 Tricam EVO in cam mode in an upward facing pocket. It held with a slight amount of wear on the sling going over the lip of the pocket. I've also used the Pink 0.50 on unusual pocket shapes in passive mode where just nothing else fits well. Very inspiring pieces of gear. Even though they are not primary pieces of gear, I won't climb without them.

    One thing to note is that Backcountry has the strength ratings listed incorrectly. Black 0.25 is 5kN for all three positions, and Pink 0.50 is 8kN for all three positions.

    Source: http://www.camp-usa.com/products/rock-pro/tricam-evo-set/

    By the way, Camp Tricams are easy to clean for the second. From Pink and sizes up, grab it with your fingers and twist from side to side until it becomes loose, then wrap the hook of the nut tool behind the fulcrum (this is the single point of the gear) and pull it out of the crack. If it's set really hard or is the Black 0.25, push or tap the rails back into the crack to get it loose, then use the same previously mentioned procedure to take it out with the nut tool.

    Great specialized piece

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    You have to know where and how to set the bad boys but if you do....Bomber. I love the Evo version. Much stiffer and easier to place. I like the option of active and passive placement. In my opinion, they are fairly easy to remove but if teaching someone on trad, they can be a little trickier than nuts. I have the Red, Pink and Black. The pink is by far the most used color and the handiest size. Bought the Pink and Black first and loved how the Pink protected the exposed boulder move in active mode on the East Ridge of Wolf's Head. If you have climbed the route, you are probably saying to yourself, oh yeah that would work well there. It was then I went home and ordered the Red as well. Really light and a great supplemental piece.

    Good Gear

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have two of these (pink and red) and as others have mentioned they are useful but kind of weird / finicky to place at first. When you get used to it, there is nothing like a bomber tricam placement because you can be absolutely sure that it is not going anywhere. The downside of this is that if you place a bomber tri cam and then fall on it, have fun getting it out.

    Usually these have mixed reviews

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Tricams inspire love or hate, depending on where you are using them, and whether you do more leading or following.

    I bring them on most of my climbs, and my climbing partner always bring them, no matter what. The original tricams are good for having a relatively versatile, lightweight piece of pro for weird placements where I can't find something else that works. The Evos are even better, providing even more different orientations for placements.

    I'll agree they can be harder to place than a nut or a cam sometimes, but once you figure out what kinds of features they work on (pods, weird crack constrictions too big for a nut (or one that you used already), they end up being super useful.

    I'm not on crutches

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    first, you should not fall. But if you do, the pink one is pretty bomber. They obvously get weaker as you go smaller, but the Pink is plenty strong enough to cover a whipper.



    I took my first lead fall on the pink one, and it was frightening, but the catch was sound and i am thankful for the placement.

    Definitely a valuable addition to any kit. i place them before i place cams half the time.

    Comparison of Evo to old Nylon Tricam

    As you can see, the Evo webbing is nice and stiff for easy one-handed placements, while the nylon is quite flaccid in comparison.. You can also see the red [1] and black[.25] tricams in the background



    The pink is probably the most useful- Smaller pieces are weak and often harder to clean, larger pieces start getting heavy, and the weight is often better reserved for cams.

    Comparison of Evo to old Nylon Tricam

    Great gear once you learn how to use it

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I always keep a few tricams on my rack, and I use one or two on almost every trad climb in the Gunks. Yes, they can be tricky to place securely, and even harder to clean, but a well-placed tricam is bomber.



    It's often the safest piece for horizontal cracks. Using a cam in horizontals is sketchy at best, but tricams are perfect for that if you can find a good spot for it. I find the pink (#.5) and red(#1) to be the most useful. I sometimes use the black (.25) also, but it's only rated at 5 kn. I sometimes use a screamer with the smaller pieces to increase the safety, but the white one is too weak even with a screamer (it's 3kn in active mode, rated only for aid climbing)- it might just slow down your fall to lessen the impact on the next piece..



    Just learn the placements well and always use a quickdraw or trad draw to minimize movement, I've seen some very sketchy tricam placements by other climbers.



    The Evo is a vast improvement over the older nylon tricams, the stiffer sling makes it so much easier to place. Overall, tricams are really versatile and lightweight piece, and if you take the time to learn how to use them, you'll find them very useful. I recommend everyone pick up at least the pink, red, and probably black tricams.

    Just a heads up the black EVO is rated to 5KN in cam mode. But Backcountry does have the strength ratings wrong on the black and pink EVOs. Black is 5kN in all modes and Pink is 8kN in all modes. No current Tricam is stronger in passive mode than active.

    Yes, except for the last part. You're right that Backcountry has incorrect ratings listed, but the white tricam is stronger in active (3kn) than passive (2kn). That's not a tricam Evo though. Also it's really only for aid, or if you're desperate..

    (if you use the whites, double up if possible, use a screamer, and realize that it still might just slow you down!)