Climbing nuts Kouba Abalak Set 1-6 in set of different sizes. These are a version of an English tricams. They perform well in a bigger cracks. Abalaks have a drilled hole in a middle of them, to keep the weight down.
|Weight (grams / ounces)||50 g / 1.76 oz|
|Range (inches / millimeters)|| 0.94 in - 1.65 in|
24.00 mm - 42.00 mm
|Strength (kilonewtons)|| Cam: 10 kN|
Chock: 0 kN
3Chock: 0 kN
Including some close-ups of the Abalak, this video is also short and hand-filmed. It shows the Abalak tricam in a horizontal placement (no voice).
A short, hand-filmed video that shows placing and removing an Abalak tricam in vertical placements (no voice).
Designed by Greg Lowe in the 1970s, Tricams first appeared on racks in the early 1980s. While the original unit had two placements (one passive, one active), the newest generation (CAMP Tricam EVO) has three: a cam, a nut, and a nut in broadside-out mode. The biggest benefit? The Tricam often fits where nothing else will, such as horizontal cracks, solution holes, pockets, pods, and flares large enough to require a cam-sized piece, but too narrow for a typical SLCD. See all the placement options and tips when you read the full article.