Cart preview
Close
Your shopping cart is empty.
 

Departments  > 

Gear  > 

Climbing  > 

Protection


Activity  > 

Climbing  > 

Rock climbing

Camalot X4 Cam

#235382 | 72 available

Reg: $74.95

 
 
Qty
 

 

Black Diamond’s Camalot X4 redefines thin-crack protection.

Stacked axles (sizes .1,.2, and .3) give you unparalleled expansion range while maintaining the ultra-narrow head you need for pin scar placements. Larger sizes (.4, .5, and .75) borrow from Black Diamond’s proven double-axle designs. A flexible stem limits walking and opens up placement options while distinctive aluminum beads armor the cable stem in an area where other cams can wear. Integrated cam springs keep the head small and sleek yet deliver Black Diamond’s famously smooth action. Lightweight, color-coded Dyneema slings provide instant identification.


REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Black DiamondCamalot X4 Cam
 
4.7

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (3)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Little wonders

        I've been climbing with the new X4s for over a year. I climbed with a few generations of prototypes and all I can say is that the final version is the by far the...Read complete review

        I've been climbing with the new X4s for over a year. I climbed with a few generations of prototypes and all I can say is that the final version is the by far the best small cam I ever used. The extra range they offer (with the SAT) is surprisingly big even for the smaller sizes. The narrow head width makes them really good for pin scars. The X4s are a must for every trad climbers!

        VS

        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Reduced effective range

        These cams are great because they have a narrower head than the Camalots. However, they have a tendency to get stuck much like Wild Country Friends. The lobes do not retract fully when...Read complete review

        These cams are great because they have a narrower head than the Camalots. However, they have a tendency to get stuck much like Wild Country Friends. The lobes do not retract fully when the trigger has been maxed out however the lobes can be forced to retract further than the trigger can control. This results in the cam being able to walk in to placements much tighter than the trigger is able to release. As you probably know any cam can get stuck however these get stuck much easier than the C4's. This reduced trigger function also reduces the functional range of the camming device which is perhaps the greatest benefit of a double axle cam. If you compare a camalot next to an X4 you will understand what I am talking about. This all being said, I have the two smallest offset X4's and they do not share this issue so I love them! Camalots for life!

        Reviewed by 28 customers

        Sort by

        Displaying reviews 1-10

        Back to top

        Previous | Next »

         
        5.0

        Love placing these!

        By Mathew

        from Anchorage, AK

        Comments about Black Diamond Camalot X4 Cam:

        Smooth action cam with a very flexible and durable stem. The flex and durability of the stem makes sticking them deep in cracks, or horizontally, more confidence inspiring (especially for the smallest sizes).

         
        5.0

        Flexable, Smooth

        By Coby

        from New Hampshire

        Comments about Black Diamond Camalot X4 Cam:

        I really like the new BD Camalot X4! I think my favorite new feature is the flexibility of the stem and the smooth trigger! I have added some of the smaller sizes to my rack because of the narrower head and larger expansion range. I highly recommend these cams.

         
        5.0

        Stable and smooth

        By Garrett

        from Colorado

        Comments about Black Diamond Camalot X4 Cam:

        The X4 line provides a versatile addition to the small cam market. They seem durable and have a smooth action (superior to C3s in my opinion). Narrow head width allows for decent placements in pods or pin scars, and the available offsets really shine for this application. So far some of my favorite pieces in their size.

         
        5.0

        Awesome So Far

        By Adam

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Black Diamond Camalot X4 Cam:

        These have been excellent for me so far. Love the reduced profile and flexible stem.

         
        2.0

        Reduced effective range

        By Nicholas

        from Big Sky, MT, USA

        Comments about Black Diamond Camalot X4 Cam:

        These cams are great because they have a narrower head than the Camalots. However, they have a tendency to get stuck much like Wild Country Friends. The lobes do not retract fully when the trigger has been maxed out however the lobes can be forced to retract further than the trigger can control. This results in the cam being able to walk in to placements much tighter than the trigger is able to release. As you probably know any cam can get stuck however these get stuck much easier than the C4's. This reduced trigger function also reduces the functional range of the camming device which is perhaps the greatest benefit of a double axle cam. If you compare a camalot next to an X4 you will understand what I am talking about. This all being said, I have the two smallest offset X4's and they do not share this issue so I love them! Camalots for life!

         
        4.0

        Great for tricky placements. slightly heavier .

        By Ward

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Black Diamond Camalot X4 Cam:

        I like how these cams have less width than the c4's and fit in tighter placements. Very burly and well made. The rings before the trigger keep the stem from getting messed up.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The X4 is a good cam.

        By Andrew

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Black Diamond Camalot X4 Cam:

        I like this cam a lot. They place well and inspire confidence while leading. I have used this style of cam for years and the X4 falls right in the middle for me. It has a better trigger pull than the master cams but does not clean as nicely as the alien cams(cch).

         
        4.0

        camalots X4

        By Kurt

        from Flagstaff, AZ, USA

        Comments about Black Diamond Camalot X4 Cam:

        Great product! They go in bomber and come out with ease!

         
        5.0

        excellent, a must addition to the rack

        By Jay

        from Colorado, USA

        Comments about Black Diamond Camalot X4 Cam:

        I purchased the 0.4 earlier in the summer and used it for the first time in the Black Canyon and was a great addition to the rack, especially with some of the creative pro there. I then bought the rest of the sizes and looking forward to using them in Indian Creek this fall, to test them on the straightforward pro. So far, very impressed by ease of placement, versatility, my favorite out of other flex stem SLC devices.

         
        5.0

        The Best Cam Yet

        By colin

        from Golden, CO, USA

        Comments about Black Diamond Camalot X4 Cam:

        I immediately loved the X4's when I added 3 of them to my rack as replacements for older style Camalots. Being used to the range made placing these a breeze! I love the stem's rigidity for placements, and removals, with it's ability to also bend appropriately if needed. I will continue to fill in my rack with these confidence inspiring pieces, for sure!

        Displaying reviews 1-10

        Back to top

        Previous | Next »