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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. READ MORE
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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. Learn More


    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. 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. The X4's embedded cam springs allow for an ultra-narrow head width that fits in those tight spots other cams won't. Thanks to super-durable aluminum protection beads, the X4's cable withstands repeated abrasion without compromising flexibility. 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

    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)
    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, Camalot X4s and Camalot Ultralights 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.



    • Climbing Magazine - 2013 Editor's Choice

    • Rock and Ice - 2014 Best In Gear


    X4: The Missing Link in the Camalot Family


    Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 33 reviewers.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Great, innovative camalot I didn't think the C4 could be improved upon, but these things are amazing! July 16, 2016
    Rated 5 out of 5 by When you are reluctant to place a nut or stopper These come into their own when you are on what I call a nut eater crack. You know the kind, they always have a "permanent" piece someone had to leave behind. Or, you have to take a nut tool and something to hit it to get your own nuts free. When you don't want your second fumbling for what seams like hours, trying to extract a jammed nut. These cams replace all that. Yes there is a weight penalty but the speed and ease of use, can out weigh that. These cams are the best of the mini cam bunch. May 17, 2016
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for Narrow Placements I climb a lot at Devil's Lake in Wisconsin, and the narrow head of the X4's allow them to fit where comparable C4's don't. The micro sizes are great and have become my go-to tiny cam. I've taken a sizable whipper onto a well-place .2 and belayed while a .2 with only three lobes engaged held an even bigger fall. If you climb in an area with finicky, shallow placements, then X4's should be your standard small cams. April 25, 2016
    Rated 5 out of 5 by lots of metal against the rock on tiny cams I've recently come back to trad climbing, as I'm always pretty motivated to find new stuff to climb on. After three consecutive seasons of opening new boulders at Indian Creek, I was keen to climb the same kind of moves on the cliffs. Most of the routes I'm looking for are not really easy to protect, or have tiny seams not really big enough to climb, especially for my fat sloper fingers. The .1 and .2 X4s have been really nice to have on these routes. I feel good about 'em, even runout on Wingate sandstone. April 15, 2016
    Rated 5 out of 5 by As expected Great cam. I haven't taken a fall on these yet, but I certainly like them. Felt the need to add some smaller cams to my rack and I've used these several times at Red Rocks and loved them. April 4, 2016
    Rated 5 out of 5 by The next step in cams The range each cam can do is amazing and they are placed so easily November 14, 2015
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Leave it to BD to make it better... The X4 design looks strikingly like the original Alien and the Metolius Master Cam, but leave it to BD to make it better. Durable design, flawless function, and familiar sizing make this my go to cam for small to medium placements. My only critique is that the X4s are heavier than standard Camalots... Hopefully the engineers will figure out a way to save a few onces in the future. October 5, 2015
    Rated 4 out of 5 by Some sizes are incredible.... One is average, and one is dissapointing.... I absolutely LOVE the .1, .2, .4, .5 sizes. They are an incredible addition to my rack. The .4 might just be the best cam ever made! They fit anywhere, are easy to remove, and have a very narrow profile which makes them great in Zion (where I live and climb) and other desert climbing locations. The .3 size is good, but a .3 C4 has a double axle. The double axle makes for a great cam stop (which the small X4's don't have.... A lot has been written about the lack of cam stops on the small (.3-.1) X4's. I think that in sacrificing camstops they have made a more narrow profile, thus improving the X4 in pods and wonky placements. I absolutely HATE the .75 X4. It's head is too big for its stem. This causes it to flop around. Hard to place reliably on lead. The .75 C4 is way better. I would recommend buying a .5, .4, .2, .1 X4 rack with .75 and .3 C4's to complement them. They are a little more expensive, but are worth the price to add more depth to your rack. Overall an incredible family of cams with one black sheep that should be avoided and one good cam that just isn't as good as the equivalent C4. June 15, 2015
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