For a lighter desert rack.
Scarface, Lightning Bolt Cracks, and Supercrack of the Desert are all classic lines that require doubles, triples, or even quintuples of the same sized camming device. Considering all the weight you have to haul up each route, as well as their short-yet-steep approaches, you'll want the lightest gear that still provides a reliable catch. Black Diamond's Camalot Ultralight - Indian Creek Package includes doubles of hand- and fist-sized cams to get you started on the lightest desert rack in southern Utah.
Black Diamond shaved a quarter of the weight off its best-selling camming device to make these Camalots more appropriate for long approaches and alpine climbing. A critical glance will show that each cam weighs a couple ounces less than its appropriately sized C4 counterpart, and although that doesn't seem like much, when you're hauling triple racks up eight miles of steep trails, these ultralight beauties really make a world of difference.
Black Diamond achieved a lighter weight out of the already light C4 by replacing the stem with continuous Dyneema rope infused in plastic. Black Diamond also optimized the stem and thumb loop to enhance ergonomics while placing and cleaning. But the double-axle design for passive placements, as well as the color-coded design, Black Diamond left unchanged, because if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
- Camalot Ultralight is 25% lighter than the C4
- Double-axle design offers the widest range
- Dyneema core stem design is strong, durable, and low-profile
- 14mm Dyneema tape sling
- Ergonomically optimized stem and thumb loop
- Color-coded anodization
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Love these cams, check out this video for all the in-depth details behind the engineering and design!
WORTH IT - still bomber as hell.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Field-tested these Cams before they were released. Hiked them into the Winds 12+ miles and my back was super stoked to carry less weight. I still brought small (non ultra light cams) on my Alpine rack. Got a double rack of them for my personal rack a month later. ..But I will for sure be putting these on my Indian Creek rack for Creeksgiving. When you need ten #1's for a climb - it's time for weight consciousness.
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