Details of using Tricams and advantages of using Tricams.
• Rock Climbing, Alpinism
• Two placement modes: active cam and passive chock
• Works where nothing else can fit, such as solution pockets
• Excellent in horizontal cracks
• Color-coded Dyneema slings
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|Weight (grams / ounces)||35 g / 1.24 oz|
|Range (inches / millimeters)|| 0.79 in - 1.18 in|
20.00 mm - 30.00 mm
|Strength (kilonewtons)|| Cam: 11 kN|
Chock: 8 kN
3Chock: 0 kN
CAMP has some really great, versatile, rock protection that you can add to your rack for not a lot of money and not a lot of weight. It has made our climbing more fun and safe, and frankly made it possible to get up the Finger of Fate, which I don’t think would have been possible otherwise.
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.