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Camalot™ C3

$59.95 USD


With a flexible stem, narrow head width compression spring-driven interlocking cam lobes, Camalot C3’s fit more securely, in more places than any other three-cam unit.
Item# BD2620000000ALL1
$59.95 USD

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Buy 6 or more, any combination of Camalots, X4, X4 Offset, C4, or C3 and receive a 10% discount!

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From aid seams to tip cracks, the five sizes of Black Diamond Camalot C3s have you covered. With up to 30% less head width than any other micro cam, they fit in more places, more securely. Unique thin-profile stems are laterally stiff for slotting in tight placements, but flexible over edges for an evenly dispersed load.

  • Heads are 30% narrower yet C3s are more secure, dependable and fit in more placements than other camming units
  • Compression-spring driven with interlocking cam heads for bite in uneven cracks
  • Flexible stem is laterally stiff for tight placements
  • Color-coded for easy identification and wide range of sizes
  • Neutrino Rackpack available for easy racking (see Carabiner section)
  • *Size 000 is for direct aid only
cam comparison chart

Cam Comparison Chart

Our range of Camalots is designed to provide protection across the full spectrum of crack sizes, from small incipient seams, to perfect hands, to full-on offwidths. Camalots, Camalot C3s and Camalot X4s each have their own unique advantages, and a well-rounded rack will likely contain some or all sizes of each cam. Check out the chart to see how the members of the Camalot family overlap.


Tech Specs

Weight :  
[000] 55 g (1.94 oz)
[00] 57 g (2 oz)
[0] 59 g (2.1 oz)
[1] 62 g (2.2 oz)
[2] 66 g (2.3 oz)
Strength :  

[000] 4 kN (899 lbf)
[00] 6 kN (1349 lbf)
[0] 7 kN (1574 lbf)
[1] 10 kN (2248 lbf)
[2] 10 kN (2248 lbf)

Range :  
[000] 7.8-12.9 mm (0.30-0.50 in)
[00] 9.0-13.7 mm (0.35-0.54 in)
[0] 10.7-15.8 mm (0.42-0.62 in)
[1] 12.0-18.8 mm (0.47-0.74 in)
[2] 14.2-22.6 mm (0.56-0.89 in)

Recommended Use



BD athletes Daniel Jung and Nico and Olivier Favresse climbing first ascents in Norway

Mason Earle makes the FFA of Psycho Bitch (5.13b) in Yosemite


Rated 5 out of 5 by 7 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sweet tiny cams! These things rock in small features, especially horizontals. Really nice addition to Aliens and TCU's to cover your butt on thin face and tiny cracks! September 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect for well....Everything The C4 is the proven, hard working, and all around leader of small cams. From desert grime to ice and rain I have never had a problem with these cams, an essential to trad climbers and alpinists alike Black Diamond killed it with this one. May 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love 'em! Tiny cracks, flares, these little cams seem to fit many places where no other piece will work. I find the stiffness of the C3's great for slotting into finicky placements. Irreplaceable in my opinion. October 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Get them on your rack if you want the goods Been using these all over the world. These have been with me on dozens of expeditions and first ascents. Bomber. If you do not have them on your rack, you should. Do yourself a favor and get them. June 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best in class C3s flat out rock. Best micro cams on the market. Great for granite. June 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Durable, awesome in flared cracks and pin scars C3s are a great choice for thin cracks, particularly in stone where flared cracks or piton scars make it more difficult to find placements for wider, four-cam units. The lateral stiffness means I can slot the C3s more easily and also makes them easier to remove from cracks compared to laterally flexible cams. I am always amazed at the durability of even the small sizes compared to other brands of cams. Most of my original C3s from 2007 are still going strong after lots of whippers! May 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Micro Love I've been rocking the full set of C3s since 2007, when they quickly became and have remained a key part of my rack. For the thin seams of Eldorado Canyon, the tight-finger slots of Boulder Canyon, and discontinuous Flatirons funk-cracks, they're a go-to piece, and nicely cover some of the between-size gaps I sometimes experienced when using only TCUs. I love the C3s' durability, the fact that they're very, very hard to deform, even after a hard fall or when used as a directional, and the super-wide placement range. These things go in bomber, go in deep, and rarely if ever walk; the trigger design and easy-pull action are superb as well. The C3s have held up incredibly well to six years of abuse, and I look forward to many more. May 17, 2013
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