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Tri Cam

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Stronger than any straight-laced design, the CAMP Tri Cam Set uses the strength and stability of the triangle to keep you safe on your climb.

Functional in both cammed and chocked positions, the Tri Cam offers passive nut and active cam placement options - they can be placed in the extended mode like a standard nut, or flipped over in a camming configuration for parallel cracks.

 

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CAMP USATri Cam
 
4.8

(based on 18 reviews)

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Pros

  • Lightweight (11)
  • Rugged (6)
  • Versatile (6)
  • Good price / value (4)
  • Simple (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Long climbs (8)
    • Outdoors (6)
    • Climbing (4)
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    Reviewed by 18 customers

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    5.0

    CAMP Tri Cam

    By Trewbacha

    from Bonne, NC

    About Me Avid Climber

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Flares
        • Long Climbs
        • Odd Shaped Cracks
        • Pockets

        Comments about CAMP USA Tri Cam:

        I've always liked tri cams and this is a replacement for a lost 1.5. The more you use the tri cams the more placements you find. They are a lightweight alternative to cams and can give you doubles without the added weight and bulk. I also like using them as a directional piece.

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        5.0

        Excellent tri cams

        By Nelson

        from Victorville, CA

        About Me Avid Climber

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Rugged

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Long Climbs
          • Outdoor

          Comments about CAMP USA Tri Cam:

          The width on these makes them the smallest width camming unit you can place. This makes them fit in a lot of places where other cams are just too wide. I like the red, pink and blue best. Other sizes may be very hard to place and get bulky quick.

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          5.0

          CAMP on it

          By RockJoe

          from SoCal

          About Me Avid Climber

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Long Climbs
            • Outdoor

            Comments about CAMP USA Tri Cam:

            Light, simple, & inexpensive. Must have on every climb. Most versatile pieces of pro in my rack.

             
            5.0

            Great Pro

            By Bill

            from Reno, NV

            About Me Avid Climber

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Trad

            Comments about CAMP USA Tri Cam:

            Just got back from JTree, used Tricams on every crack route and on some bolted routes. My oldest are over 20 years old and I still use them. Most versatile PRO ever. You almost can't have too many small ones (red and smaller).

             
            5.0

            Don't leave the ground without them.

            By MIke Palic

            from Midwest

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Rugged

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about CAMP USA Tri Cam:

                I find these very useful when climbing especially on quartzite.

                 
                5.0

                A rack must have!

                By Bomber pro

                from Australia

                About Me Avid Climber

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Multi functional
                • Rugged
                • Versatile
                • Where other gear wont go

                Cons

                • Can be tricky to clean

                Best Uses

                • Aid Climbing
                • Difficult to protect rock
                • Hard trad lines
                • Long Climbs
                • Outdoor

                Comments about CAMP USA Tri Cam:

                these things were great even before the new smaller sizes, now they are just awesome, some lines that were very bold in the past are now much safer to lead thanks to the ability of these units to go in where nothing else will go.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The pro with the most pros...

                By Stock

                from Saint Cloud, MN

                About Me Avid Climber

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Affordable
                • Lightweight
                • Strong
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Not suited for elite trad

                Best Uses

                • Outdoor
                • Top-rope anchors
                • Trad Climbing

                Comments about CAMP USA Tri Cam:

                Pros:
                -They fit where nothing else will. You might ask, "how often does that really happen?" My answer: all the time. There's nothing better than feeling well-protected before that hard move; there's nothing worse than having to make that move knowing that nothing in your rack really does the trick. You won't know it until you see it for yourself: there are plenty of places where cams just don't work.
                -They're lightweight
                -The low weight, together with how well they do in chossy rock, ice, etc. makes them excellent for alpine climbs.
                -They're inexpensive
                -They have a nice big range and two or three ways to place each piece.
                -On average, they have a strength rating that's 5 to 10 kN higher than a camalot. Think about anchors: you should try to place pieces that are stronger than the rope and webbing, with no extension. If you use 14 kN pieces (camalots) and dynamically equalize them, then you've met the force requirement, but not the no-extension requirement. Most tricams will hold over 20 kN on their own. Also, cams slip under stress--that 14 kN rating is wishful thinking in the field.

                1 con: If you're pumping out on a 5.11 or 12, you're not going to waste your time with a tricam--you're going to throttle in a cam as fast as you can. However, even 11s and 12s usually have sections of rest (5.10 and below climbing), so tricams are still useful on the hard stuff.

                final notes: I use these a lot more often than hexes (rockcentrics). I find that the hexes are just more finnicky. I usually climb on granite and basalt.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Lots of bang for the buck.

                By Jimbo

                from Lyman, ME

                About Me Avid Climber

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Long Climbs

                  Comments about CAMP USA Tri Cam:

                  These beauties fit where other stuff just won't go and are strong and very light. They work extemely well in pockets and horizontal cracks. Once you become experienced with how to place them they will not let you down. Buy some!

                   
                  5.0

                  LOVE THEM!!!!

                  By Snowpuppy

                  from Louisville, KY

                  About Me Avid Climber

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Rugged

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Long Climbs
                    • Outdoor
                    • Sprint Climbs

                    Comments about CAMP USA Tri Cam:

                    This product is great for long or short climbs, they work well in pockets, horizontal or vertical cracks. Let's just say they work when no other pro will, and the #7 has saved my butt a few times.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Must Have

                    By aklife

                    from Juneau Alaska

                    About Me Avid Climber

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Rugged
                    • Solid reliable

                    Cons

                    • Hard to clean
                    • Tricky to place

                    Best Uses

                    • Long Climbs

                    Comments about CAMP USA Tri Cam:

                    just learning how to place pro and I have to say that tri cams are the best. When you first start to learn how to place them it can be tricky. Cleaning can be a pain. lightweight, solid, holds well in icy cracks and holds falls well (if placed properly!!) what else do you need (besides more)!

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