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Micro Camalots


Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Micro Camalots

Manufacturer: Black Diamond

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 - 7 Votes


Page By: GuitarWIzard

Created/Edited: Jun 11, 2002 / Jun 11, 2002

Object ID: 358

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Sized for finger-width cracks; double-axis action allows the use of larger cams, enabling each Micro Camalot to fit a greater range of cracks

The smaller .1 and .2 sizes use a single axis design for a lightweight and compact size to fit in very small cracks
Generous overlaps between sizes allow you to carry fewer pieces and still cover your bases
Single-stem stainless-steel cable with long-wearing nylon tube remains rigid for easy placement and remains flexible even in sub-zero temperatures
Ergonomic trigger permits individual manipulation of cams and can be pulled easily with gloved or mittened fingers
Fat 1/4" width cams distribute the load on soft rock; overall width of unit is narrow for better placement in shallow cracks
Radiused teeth increase cam durability and holding power
Sewn-on, color-coded nylon sling simplifies racking and economizes on carabiners
Manufactured, inspected and individually tested in USA
Available in 6 sizes, see specifications listed below for model
# = range / strength / weight / color:
#.1 = 8.5-13.5mm / 7kN / 65g / red
#.2 = 10.2-16.2mm / 8kN / 70g / yellow
#.3 = 12.5-21.5mm / 10kN / 76g / blue
#.4 = 15.2-26.2mm / 10kN / 97g / grey
#.5 = 19.5-32.5mm / 12kN / 119g / purple
#.75 = 24-39.5mm / 16kN / 141g / green

Made in USA.


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miztflipUntitled Review

Voted 3/5

No major complaints, only that I prefer aliens in this size range. They seem just as reliable and easy to use as their larger cousins. The stiff stem makes manuvering them in tight spots a bit cumbersome in some cases.
Posted Jun 26, 2002 5:53 pm

TodoVerticalUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

The micro-rack works beautifully in granite, and the bigger sizes in all tipes of rock. One you use the little ones with double axle, (0.3 & 0.4), you won´t climb without them. Alliens are good, but this ones aren´t bad.
Posted Nov 3, 2002 7:05 am

Alan EllisUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

I got these because they came with the full set of 13. They were my first set of cams and I never got to compare them with Aliens or any others before I bought them. But so far, I'm impressed. The triggers are somewhat stiff, otherwise, I like them.
Posted Dec 22, 2002 1:03 pm

bigwallyUntitled Review

Voted 1/5

What BD and Saint Yvon were thinking when they produced these we can only guess at. They were certainly NOT thinking about raising the Industry Standard with their new product. Several small camming units have been in production for years (Metolius, DMM, Aliens), that far surpass these units in function, ease of placement, versatility, action and strength. I strongly suggest that you test drive these other products and compare them before you purchase any BD Mircos. I will NEVER own any, as there are simply several better products on the market.!!!!
Posted Jan 26, 2003 10:28 am

WMLHave the .4-.75 of these and they rock

Voted 5/5

Golden Standard. 'Nuff said.
Posted Apr 26, 2010 7:06 pm

stepho.75 only

Voted 4/5

I have a .5 .75 which work great. cant say anything about the smaller ones
Posted Aug 8, 2010 8:48 pm

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