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 2axle Cam 3 is officially retired.You've found a page of history! The 2axle Cam 3 is no longer produced by gear4rocks and it is not available to buy from major online retailers. You can still check out all the specs and claim your ownership.
2axle Cam 3
Our double axle cams fit a far greater range of crack sizes than single axle cams can. Double axle cams can also be used as passive protection with the cam fully open, like a hex or a big nut. The single cable and integrated sling of the gear4rocks double axle cams make them an agile protection option. The robust sleek sheathed single cable construction is super strong, allows for a smooth pull and has a clean shape.
• fits a greater range of cracks than does single axle
• strong single cable design
• small and agile
• sleek sheathed cable allows for smooth pull
• holds location well
• integrated sling
• color coded
• 30 day money back guarantee
• Available in sets of 4 or individually.
Notice that we use thick hardened steel axles with nyloc nuts, NOT ultra light rivets or proprietary shoulder bolts. What do you want stopping your next fall? The trend of trading strength and safety for light, flimsy, sexy looking gear is not a trend gear4rocks will ever follow. We like to keep our gear serviceable and strong.
|Weight (g / oz)|
Weight (g / oz)
In grams and ounces, the weight, as stated by the manufacturer/brand.
|260.0 g / 9.17 oz|
|Cam Head||4 lobes, double axle|
|Stem||Flexible single stem|
|Active Strength|| 16 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|
52.0 mm x 87.0 mm / 2.05 in x 3.43 in
A pictoral representation of the UIAA-125 and EN-12276 standards for frictional anchors (which includes SLCD's [cams] and Ballnuts).