Rated 5 out of 5 by rob Awesome
I go through at least 1 full set of cams each year.
I use them in the desert and on the granite.
The cables eventually wear out and break, the plastic stems eventually crack and prevent the cam from working but overall no other cam works better.
So if you use and abuse them like me, expect to buy lots of them. If you rarely use them and keep them out of the desert, they will give you more years than mine!
March 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nicholas The best cams
These are hands down the best standard cams out there. The double axle allows for increased range which is very important. The sizes overlap pretty well with only a few exceptions which only really matter in Wingate sandstone. Camalots are generally pretty easy to place and remove due to the trigger action whereas some cams have a tendency to get stuck or walk more easily into poor placements. DMM made dragon cams to copy the C4 but the dragon cams have a much shorter stem which makes removal more difficult. In anything but a shallow placement this will make the cam more difficult to remove and more likely to be irretrievable. As is advertised, "the gold standard for camming units." I couldn't say it better myself. For smaller cracks I like to supplement my rack with some small offset cams and C3's. Additionally, you can be sure that BD will back all of their products, an attribute that is becoming rare in the industry.
January 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by Tim Bomber
Saved my life! There I was hanging it all out there, I was moving like a, well I dynoed for a gaston, high stepped on a sloper, then well u get it! Airborn I was! Bomber #6 camalot saved my life! Use long runners kids!
December 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bob The Best Pro I Know
I started climbing in the late 1960's and we used Chouinard pitons and carabiners ... then nuts and hex's and we managed to get up some pretty amazing walls. Then came Friends and all the wonders of fast protection. So when Camalots came along, I'd seen a lot of devices. But in my opinion, Camalots are THE current standard because of their range, weight, reliability, and design. My rack is pretty much all Black Diamond at this point. I have full sets Camalots at my side whenever I'm roping up. Black Diamond is a company I can trust to keep me and my gear state of the art!
October 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Robert A bomber piece of protection. I'm happy I bought it
I have a whole rack of C4s and C3s and I like them a lot. I like the sizes .5 and up the most. The smaller pieces I find hard to place, but maybe thats just me.
August 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quin Gold Standard Indeed
Indeed Camalots are the industry standard for cams. They hold in the rock significantly better than other units that I have used and owned in the past. Through the years my rack has shed and gained different filler pieces of gear, but BD camalots have stayed strong as the workhorses. When climbing high--or not so high--above gear, there isn't anything I rather have below me than a BD camalot.
August 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Robert Love ' em!
These are consistent and strong. They have caught me every time and make pushing my grade that much more easy on the mind. Great design.
August 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alex Yup, "The Gold Standard"
BD Calls these the "Gold Standard" for camming units, and they're right. For my guiding and personal climbing it is what people are most familiar with. Durable, light, trustworthy, wide expansion range...the C4 has it all. The only competition they have on my rack is from BD's own X4 in the .5 size.
August 14, 2014