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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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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Long climbs (8)
  • Outdoors (6)
  • Climbing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
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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      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        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.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Pro

          By Bill

          from Reno, NV

          About Me Avid Climber

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          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.

              (4 of 4 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.

              (2 of 2 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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