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CAMP USA Tricam Evo Set


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    • Assorted, 0.25-1.5

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    No rack is complete without a set of Tricams.

    When your protection options are limited to a horizontal crack or a sparse spattering of solution pockets, turn to the Camp USA Tricam Evo Set for secure, confidence-inspiring placement. Featuring a new design that uses three placement nodes instead of the traditional two, Tricam Evos provide additional stability in cammed placements. Plus, the stiff sewing on the sling allows for easier 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
    • Set includes four sizes covering a range between 0.25 inches and 1.5 inches
    • Item #CMP3287

    Tech Specs

    [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
    [.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
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    A Key Part Of My Growing East Coast Rack

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I'm a Pittsburgh area climber who is just getting into Trad.  (I'm actually hoping to take a shot at Seneca South Peak this outdoor season which puts me on a tight schedule to obtain the right gear and skills.) I knew I'd need at least some tricams for the dirty, horizontally stratified east coast climbing we normally do.  Along with a bunch of other gear I picked up a set of Evo's to start becoming familiar with.

    I'd read that I needed them, but what surprised me is just how well these place and how solid they feel once set.  The three points of contact  (fulcrum and two cam rails) make the tricam settle into even somewhat irregular slots where a cam, nut, or hex would never sit as nicely.  And it's not just horizontal placements either.  These things can also fill the role of medium to large nuts, or small cams in vertical cracks, backing up and rounding out those parts of a rack.

    They are a really versatile and confidence inspiring piece of pro.  They are also easy enough to place and slip right into the appropriately sized slots.  Even my 14 year old second quickly figured out how to remove them when cammed in place.  (You just tap the cam rails back to unseat the cam, then sweep the pivot point outward with a nut tool.)

    The only thing I'm not quite sure about is the sideways "Evo" placement.  It doesn't seem quite as useful as the other orientations.  I can really only see using that if I'm running low on other pro and placement options.  Even so, it is an option when the rack starts feeling awfully light.

    Despite already having hundreds of dollars worth or gear still in the mail, and my wife becoming increasingly concerned about just how much my hobby is starting to cost, when Backcountry had a sale I knew I had to pick up another Tricam Evo set.  There's no way I'm doing for real, exposed leads without backups in these, the most used, tricam sizes.

    I love Tricams

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I picked these up because I am just building I trad rack and wanted a cheaper alternative to the Camlot C4s I was already using. I knew that they would work well in active mode the shallow horizontal placements in the Gunks but they also worked extremely well in the two passive modes. I find that I actually have FUN placing them and once they are set they feel bomber. The thick nylon sling makes them easy to place with one hand when it is necessary and makes you confident that there is no way it could be cut by the rock. Try them!

    Where nothing else fits

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Great for shallow horizontal placements. They're good for vertical placements too, of course, but I tend to use cams for that purpose. These just seem to fit in places where other pro would be sketchy at best. Great option to round out your rack.

    Saved my ***

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

    Tricams are bomber. And teh Evo's thick nylon sling makes them so easy to place, even a hack like me can't put a bomber cam in.

    Took a good fall on the pink one. It held and walked away. That's what they're there for.

    the three options for placement make tricams a very versatile tool with miniscule weight penalties. I rack all four and use them whenever I find a pocket and choose them first for horizontal cracks.

    Even better!

      The tricam evo is a solid improvement to the go-to gear for horizontal cracks, pods, and other tricky camming placements. The stiffened sling makes one-handed placements much easier, and the additional taper increases the versatility of passive placements.