Black DiamondCamalot C4 Package #.3-6

The C4 collection in its entirety.

Build your trad rack right with the Black Diamond Camalot C4 Package. Black Diamond calls these ten cams (sizes 0.3-6) the gold standard of camming units, and for good reason too. Its double-axle design gives each cam a fat expansion range for more versatility in different sized cracks, and it makes each cam work passively without adding any weight whatsoever. The C-loop continuous cable stem is strong and durable yet nimble and easy to place, and the thumb loop lets you clip-in directly to the cam when you're aid climbing. Black Diamond color coded each cam for easy identification, which you'll appreciate when you're looking for your final finger-sized cam amongst a plethora of bigger boys on your harness.  

  • Every single cam in Black Diamond's Camalot C4 collection
  • Double-axle design for extra-large expansion range
  • Double-axle design works as cam stops
  • Large thumb loop provides a clip-in point for aid climbers
  • Color-coded for quick identification
  • Includes five sizes from .05 to 3 (loose fingers to fists)
  • Click sizing chart link for range, strength, and weight info
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Nice Rack

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Has everything you need to start building out a solid rack.

Solid rack

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I doubled .5-3 and added a little passive pro; plenty to get through most of eldorado canyon and yosemite (I can only vouch for the easier stuff there). They place easily, rack easily, and (obviously most importantly) hold falls, when placed well. I don’t really like to skimp on climbing gear, BD makes solid pro.

Thanks for the review Kristin! Super helpful to get this feedback out to the community.

Tradical

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

There is a reason that every time you see a picture from weigh my rack or talk to that tradster at your local crag they have, used or trust the BD C4 camalot. They are great, reliable, easy to use cams. You can spend more on totems for more versatility or buy metolius for their strength but at the end of the day these are some well known, well trust, bad ass mamma jammas.

Depending on where you are climbing your rack is going to look different but a .3-6 and a set of passive pro will get you out most places. Eventually you will need double in some or if you are climbing in Indian Creek you may need a whole rack of the same cam.

Get a set of singles. Talk to to every tradster carrying an overly heavy bag to the crag and drop us gear junkie gearheads a line and we'll steer you in the right direction. Until then take chances and climb safe!

Welcome to Camalot

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

All around great cams! This versatile set is durable and can withstand the test of time. The overall weight of this set isn't overwhelming, and it offers the climber a wide range of sizes that they will need on many different climbs!

A bit of advice, however,... I found it useful to have multiples of the 1 - 3's. In our rack, we have 3 of each and have found them to be a welcomed addition!!

Great for Rack Building

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is the very first thing I purchased to start building my rack, along with an extra set of 0.5 -3. Black diamond cams are definitely some of the best in the industry, and are always reliable with smooth action and consistent placements. And at 25% off ATM, what a fantastic deal! Note that the size 5 and 6 cams are very large (see photo for reference)

Great for Rack Building

Awesome set for starter racks

    I bought this set as well as an extra .5-3 set of cams and it made for a great starter set. Add in a few small cams and nuts and you have a full rack.

    Perfect pack

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    I got these for my sister who had this to say:



    Bought this set of cams and took them to Joshua Tree National Park to break them in. They feel great, the colors are bright and easy to distinguish sizes quickly, and they were easy to place and remove. We used them as part of our top rope anchors and they were dynamite.

    I’ll definitely be buying another green, red and yellow to fill out my rack.

    Perfect pack

    Great set of cams

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I am new to leading trad and the range of sizes make me feel great going up a crack. They are easy to open and place inside the crack. Highly recommend

    There is a reason these are the standard

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Taking into consideration that the new Guide to climbing at Indian Creek uses these cam sizes as their standard Beta tells you everything you need to know about their quality.



    Solid color pattern from lobe color, strap and the additional matching Carabiners makes them easy to identify when the adrenaline kicks in and their flexible single stem allows for secure placements in all sorts of angles.



    A standard rack as this package is enough to get you started in most places in the world and when you make your pilgrimage to the desert splitters you'll find a collection of people sharing and trusting the same gear.



    A recommendation on marking. Many climbers I know tape or mark their Carabiners. This can rub off over usage. If you mark the end of the stem between the lobes with fingernail polish or even permanent pen it is protected from rubbing and is an easy way to keep track of your gear. Happy climbing and be safe.

    There is a reason these are the standard

    The Best Around

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These are great! The design of these is unmatched in the industry and they are so easy to use, it really streamlines your climbing. The amount of trust you can instill in these is unreal. These are the best friends for traditional climbing and can be placed almost anywhere. A definite buy for anyone looking to do any traditional climbing.

    The Best Around

    Why did the price go up over 110$?

    Manufacturing cost increase

    great cams, now with convenience

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    C4 cams are great! see the reviews for those individually. It's also nice that backcountry gives you the option of just getting the whole freaking set at once - definitely made my life easier

    Rack full of #4's

    Perfect fists of Iocane Powder in Indian Creek

    Rack full of #4's

    Fuck yeah!

    Earning that silver, the more you see the more hardcore you are!

    Worth their weight in gold!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This setup will get you on your way to climbing anything from tips to hips! The double axle feature and durability of the c4 makes it a no brainer for me. My first choice for mid size to larger ( six inch) gear!

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    One hell of a start up trad rack

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is a bold and decisive way to start a trad rack. The larger cams will give you bomber protection in big cracks, while the mid to small range will be the workhorse of your rack. You may want to invest in other pieces of active protection depending on what rock your climbing, but this is an awesome way to start.