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The world’s best selling and most-trusted camming device, the Camalot features a double-axle design that offers unparalleled performance. READ MORE
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The world’s best selling and most-trusted camming device, the Camalot features a double-axle design that offers unparalleled performance. Learn More


The gold standard for camming units, Black Diamond Camalots' double-axle design allows retraction of larger cam lobes, giving them a much larger expansion range than traditional single-axle units. They are lightweight, the cable loop and trigger are easy to grab, and our patented slings are large enough to manipulate with gloves. Accept no substitutes.

  • Double-axle design offers widest range for each cam unit
  • C-Loop continuous cable stem design is strong and durable
  • Color-coded for easy identification and wide range of sizes
  • Neutrino Rackpack available for easy racking (see Carabiner section)

Tech Specs

Weight :   [0.3] 75 g (2.65 oz)
[0.4] 83 g (2.93 oz)
[0.5] 99 g (3.49 oz)
[0.75] 119 g (4.18 oz)
[1] 136 g (4.8 oz)
[2] 155 g (5.47 oz)
[3] 201 g (7.1 oz)
[4] 289 g (10.2 oz)
[5] 380 g (13.4 oz)
[6] 557 g (1 lb 4 oz)
Strength :  
[0.3] 8 kN, 1798 lbf
[0.4] 10 kN, 2248 lbf
[0.5] 12 kN, 2698 lbf
[0.75-6] 14 kN, 3147 lbf
Range :  
[0.3] 13.8-23.4 mm (0.54-0.92 in)
[0.4] 15.5-26.7 mm (0.61-1.05 in)
[0.5] 19.6-33.5 mm (0.77-1.32 in)
[0.75] 23.9-41.2 mm (0.94-1.62 in)
[1] 30.2-52.1 mm (1.19-2.05 in)
[2] 37.2-64.9 mm (1.46-2.55 in)
[3] 50.7-87.9 mm (2.00-3.46 in)
[4] 66.0-114.7 mm (2.60-4.51 in)
[5] 85.4-148.5 mm (3.36-5.85 in)
[6] 114.1-195.0 mm (4.50-7.68 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.



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Camalot™ is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 56.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2014-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Camalots in the Alpine You've gotta love any piece that helps keep your bacon alive. I love Camalots, they've been there for me in the Canadian Rockies winter. Frost shattered limestone is complicated to protect and the wide range on Camalots grants more options when few of them are left on the rack. And they take hooking picks into the wire loop well, and on top of the cams for that mater. Sounds like sacrilege, or mixed aid, but if you are playing with more than you can afford to lose falling becomes the ultimate sin. Do anything with a Camalot that keeps you from falling, including regularly smacking the cam feet against the rock to dislodge snow. Snow can turn to ice and ice can seize the springs. Test them when you set them too, make sure that they are caming. Play safe.
Date published: 2013-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Range and Motion Obviously the increased range of the double axle is a huge selling point of these cams. When first learning to place trad gear this greater expansion range makes the learning curve a little less steep. I also just appreciate having a little more "wiggle room" when I am at the end of a pitch needing to build an anchor and only have a few pieces of gear left on my harness. The trigger motion is also incredibly smooth compared to some other SLCDs on the market.
Date published: 2014-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must-have protection I started trad climbing with BD Camalots and although I've used other cams, I find myself relying on the Camalots more than any other. Good weight, solid construction, smooth trigger action, great range... The only issue I occasionally have is that the trigger wire pops off of the trigger. Just make sure you check all of the cams and snap the wires into place before heading out. It's very inconvenient to deal with while on the rock!!
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best mid to big sized cams on the market I have yet to meet another trad climber who does not have a BD C4 in their rack. 0.75 and above, hands down these are the best; they have phenomenal range and cross over that allows you to still get the placement if it means you need to go up or down a size. However below 0.75, there are some nuances that make other companies better. The X4s got BD back in the game. For storage: if you can, hang them. They will countinue to perform well and the trigger wires and springs will last longer.
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice range At the Santa Barbara Humane Society we use the Camalot cams at times in guyline anchors when setting up a rescue raising or lowering system. Black Diamond gives us the largest range to work with.
Date published: 2016-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best there is! Saved my life falling on one of these more than a few times, They place well, come out with ease unless really jammed in tighter than they should be, and show only minor wear even after taking a beating. Used them for two full seasons already and plan to keep using them for a while. Unmatched by their competitors, unless the ultralights by BD count than maybe. (have yet to use any of the ultralights, hard to justify buying when my old ones work so well still).
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seriously, no rating needed they remain the gold standard These are simply the best all around cams. The thump loop/ clip in point is a great feature and the action remains firm but not too stiff across lots of use. Keep them cleaned and oiled and they will last year in and year out. For 90% of climbing you don't need anything different. Weird pockets and pin scars may call for a specialty piece. As a climbing instructor I look around and few of my peers have anything different for their workhorse pieces.
Date published: 2013-11-01
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