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Camalot™ X4

$69.95 $52.46

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Combining an incredible expansion range with a super-flexible cable stem and a narrow head width, the Camalot X4 is a super-versatile 4-cam unit for everything from big wall missions to hard, modern free climbs.
Item# BD2622010000ALL1
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Description

Combining unparalleled expansion range with single-stem flexibility and a narrow head width, the Black Diamond Camalot X4 represents the missing link in our gold-standard Camalot family. Thin desert tips corner? The smallest three sizes of the X4 feature our Stacked Axle Technology, which uses a unique machined axle to give more expansion range per size than any small four-cam unit on the market. In fact, the six sizes of the Camalot X4 cover the same range as eight sizes of comparable units. Funky pin scars? The X4's embedded cam springs allow for an ultra-narrow head width that fits in those tight spots other cams won't. Awkward horizontal placements? Thanks to super-durable aluminum protection beads, the X4's cable withstands repeated abrasion without compromising flexibility. Pumped out of your mind and ten feet out from your last piece? We also added a hot-forged trigger bar and symmetric swage to improve handling and eliminate buckling.

  • Double axle (.75, .5 and .4) and Stacked Axle Technology (.3, .2 and .1) provide huge expansion range
  • Narrower head width than original Camalot fits in more places than ever
  • Aluminum armor beads protect cable stem without compromising flexibility
  • Symmetric swage and hot-forged trigger bar eliminate buckling and provide ergonomic handling
  • Lightweight yet durable Dyneema sling for easy identification and differentiation from other Camalots
  • Oz, HoodWire and Neutrino rackpacks available for easy racking

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 :  
[0.1] 51 g (1.8 oz)
[0.2] 54 g (1.9 oz)
[0.3] 75 g (2.7 oz)
[0.4] 82 g (2.9 oz)
[0.5] 91 g (3.2 oz)
[0.75] 112 g (4 oz)
Strength :  
[0.1] 5 kN (1124 lbf)
[0.2] 6 kN (1349 lbf)
[0.3] 8 kN (1798 lbf
[0.4] 9 kN (2023 lbf)
[0.5] 9 kN (2023 lbf)
[0.75] 9 kN (2023 lbf)
Range :  
[0.1] 8.4-13.8 mm (.33-.54 in)
[0.2] 9.9-16.5 mm (.39-.65 in)
[0.3] 12.4-21.2 mm (.49-.83 in)
[0.4] 15.5-26.6 mm (.61-1.05 in)
[0.5] 19.8-33.7 mm (.78-1.33 in)
[0.75] 24-41.2 mm (.94-1.62 in)

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Awards


  • Climbing Magazine - 2013 Editor's Choice

  • Rock and Ice - 2014 Best In Gear

Extras

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X4: The Missing Link in the Camalot Family

Reviews

Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 14 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great reliable cam Great piece of protection. I've heard some complaints that the metal, untextured trigger was slippery when you are sweaty and pumped, but I found that this wasn't an issue for me. That is probably just a matter of personal preference and getting used to them. They felt as secure and fast as a C4 Camalot to me. I definitely like the flexible stem and found that the small head was handy. July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best cam out there These are the best cams I have ever had. I was using my buddies and found myself saving them because I knew I wanted it on my rack in case I got into a jam. They are super easy to place. They have the flexibility of aliens with the trust of BD. I wish BD would make them into larger sizes too. July 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Durable and fantastic expansion The x4 has been the best new addition to my rack. I appreciate how fast I can place an x4 compared to placing nuts. The expansion range truly is incredible. It kinda goes unoticed until you place the x4 in a crack...any crack. Next up, offsets. June 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great small cam that fits where others do not These simply fit where other 4 cam units will not. The narrow head and flexible stem open up many possibilities. May 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing !!! Great Cams!!! easy to use triggers and they fit EVERYWHERE. Double up on the 1's and .75's. March 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Trustworthy piece After reading many reviews and product details, hesitating on purchasing this new piece, I figured that BD hasn't really produced anything in the area of Climbing Hardware that I didn't like...this is true of the Camalot X4 line as well. Some people remarked that the larger pieces were too flimsy and more difficult to place, I'd have to say that I disagree. The 0.75 found it's mark every time in horizontal and vertical cracks. X4 is an awesome addition to the BD family of climbing protection. January 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Everything you would want in a cam After hearing about the X4's, I was really looking forward to giving them a try. I got the opportunity to use each of them at Red Rocks last weekend. They are everything that you would want in a cam. November 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great device! I was climbing a route in RRG called "vector trouble." On this route, there is a section of very thin, nearly perfectly parallel crack. I was a couple of feet above my last piece and on a relatively thin section of rock. Rather than trying to slot a nut in, which would have taken around 1-3 minutes, I threw in a 0.2 X4, and was able to feel completely comfortable for the crux section of the climb. This new cam allowed for an easy and efficient transition from climbing, to placing pro, to launching back into sequence. I'm glad I had it! November 3, 2013
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