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 Splitter Cam 3 is officially retired.You've found a page of history! The Splitter Cam 3 is no longer produced by Trango and it is not available to buy from major online retailers. You can still check out all the specs and claim your ownership.
Splitter Cam 3
Splitter Cams utilize a direct-offset cam alignment which keeps the head extremely narrow, allowing them to fit into tight pods and flares. The design also allows the cam to be hung off a singe pair of cams (think shallow pin scars). All sizes use our signature doubled UltraTape slings so you can clip in at three different lengths.
• Narrow Heads
• Ability to load one pair of cams
• Three different clip in points
• Strength: 7kN (.5,1); 10kN (2-4)
• Weight: 54-76g
|Weight (g / oz)|
Weight (g / oz)
In grams and ounces, the weight, as stated by the manufacturer/brand.
|68.0 g / 2.40 oz|
|Cam Head||2 lobes, single axle|
|Offset||Yes, offset for irregular cracks|
|Stem||Flexible single stem|
|Sling||20 cm x12 mm Dyneema (double loop)|
|Active Strength|| 10 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).
19.0 mm x 28.0 mm / 0.80 in x 1.10 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).