The UIAA equipment standard provides a baseline for equipment performance in a test lab under controlled conditions on new equipment. Although these test conditions are relevant to the conditions encountered climbing, conditions encountered at the crags and the condition of the equipment are equally important. This recommendation from the UIAA member federation The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) provides vital equipment information that is NOT explicitly addressed in the standard, particularly failure modes of the equipment and recommendations for the use, inspection, maintenance, and retirement of equipment.
The X-Tech Cam 8 is officially retired.You've found a page of history! The X-Tech Cam 8 is no longer produced by Climb X and it is not available to buy from major online retailers. You can still check out all the specs and claim your ownership.
X-Tech Cam 8
Four lobes crafted from anodized, aircraft grade aluminum, and fixed on a flexible stem. CE Certified, featuring uniform spring tension, dyneema sling, and a hot forged trigger bar. Also color coded for easy racking and organization. Set of 10.
|Weight (g / oz)|
Weight (g / oz)
In grams and ounces, the weight, as stated by the manufacturer/brand.
|163.0 g / 5.75 oz|
|Cam Head||4 lobes, single axle|
|Stem||Flexible single stem|
|Sling||12 cm x12 mm Dyneema (single loop)|
|Active Strength|| 9 kN|
|Cam Range (mm / in)|
Cam Range (mm / in)
In millimeters and inches, the maximum dimensions of the cam lobes when shut tight and fully extended. Since the "usable" range is so debatable, all manufacturers now list the full dimensions to avoid confusion.
If a manufacturer lists the usable range, we'll include it here as well (this is now very rare).
| Total dimensions|
39 mm x 66 mm / 2 in x 3 in
|Materials|| Main Material: Aluminum|
A pictoral representation of the UIAA-125 and EN-12276 standards for frictional anchors (which includes SLCD's [cams] and Ballnuts).