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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 29 reviews)

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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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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Some sizes are incredible.... One is average, and one is dissapointing....

By Samuel

from Zion National Park, Utah, USA

Comments about Black Diamond Camalot X4 Cam:

I absolutely LOVE the .1, .2, .4, .5 sizes. They are an incredible addition to my rack. The .4 might just be the best cam ever made! They fit anywhere, are easy to remove, and have a very narrow profile which makes them great in Zion (where I live and climb) and other desert climbing locations. The .3 size is good, but a .3 C4 has a double axle. The double axle makes for a great cam stop (which the small X4's don't have.... A lot has been written about the lack of cam stops on the small (.3-.1) X4's. I think that in sacrificing camstops they have made a more narrow profile, thus improving the X4 in pods and wonky placements. I absolutely HATE the .75 X4. It's head is too big for its stem. This causes it to flop around. Hard to place reliably on lead. The .75 C4 is way better. I would recommend buying a .5, .4, .2, .1 X4 rack with .75 and .3 C4's to complement them. They are a little more expensive, but are worth the price to add more depth to your rack. Overall an incredible family of cams with one black sheep that should be avoided and one good cam that just isn't as good as the equivalent C4.

 
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.

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