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Camalot X4 Cam

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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.


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Black DiamondCamalot X4 Cam
 
4.7

(based on 24 reviews)

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        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!

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        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!

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        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!

         
        5.0

        X4 Use Cases

        By Kyle

        from Boulder, CO, USA

        Comments about Black Diamond Camalot X4 Cam:

        I've found two uses for the new X4's this summer, where they are preferable to standard camalots: First, since the X4 profile is about 2/3 the width of Camalots, the X4 can engage all four cams better in shallow cracks than the equivalent camelot. Second, I found that the X4s work better protecting trad limestone in the Dolomites than Camalots, because of the lower profile.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Always good stuff from black diamond

        By Climb Stronger

        from Colorado

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            Comments about Black Diamond Camalot X4 Cam:

            Love their stuff. These are particularly great.

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            5.0

            Great reliable cam

            By Ian

            from Alberta, Canada

            Comments about Black Diamond Camalot X4 Cam:

            Great piece of protection. I've heard some complaints that the metal, untextured trigger was slippery when you are sweaty and pumped, but I found that this wasn't an issue for me. That is probably just a matter of personal preference and getting used to them. They felt as secure and fast as a C4 Camalot to me. I definitely like the flexible stem and found that the small head was handy.

             
            5.0

            Best cam out there

            By Jake

            from New Jersey, USA

            Comments about Black Diamond Camalot X4 Cam:

            These are the best cams I have ever had. I was using my buddies and found myself saving them because I knew I wanted it on my rack in case I got into a jam. They are super easy to place. They have the flexibility of aliens with the trust of BD. I wish BD would make them into larger sizes too.

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