BLACK DIAMOND Camalot X4, .4

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BLACK DIAMOND Camalot X4, .4
 
4.5

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5.0

Smallest X4 that is rated for passive.

By Brian C

from Hamilton, NJ

Pros

  • Armored Cable
  • Smooth action

Cons

  • Heavy Action

Best Uses

  • Trad

Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Camalot X4, .4:

It's a cam: it works when placed in parallel cracks with limited flares, limited walk-in potential and good rock quality.

The only point I want to make is that this is the smallest X4 that has a passive rating. It's nice to know that if your piece walks into a widening flare, that it probably will still hold. Without the passive rating (such as on Aliens and smaller X4s) after walking into a flare, the cam just inverts/releases.

It's a matter of personal choice. Do you skip a placement that might fail if you need it? (non-passive rated cam in a widening flare)

Or do you just find a solid placement, knowing that you'll fall a little farther, but have the piece hold, if you blow it? (wider, passive rated cam in the same size, such as C4)

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4.0

X4 is $ and I mean the awesome kind

By Brian the not Hawaiin

from NJ

Pros

  • Flexible
  • Less Wide Than C4
  • Lighter Than C4
  • Pretty Great
  • Sized Parallel To C4 Cams

Cons

  • More Expensive Than C4

Best Uses

  • To Impress Date
  • Trad climbing
  • Use On A Standard Rack

Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Camalot X4, .4:

So, this cam is great. For someone like myself who has gotten on for a long time without buying doubles on C4's, this is the perfect transition to double my rack. Timingwise, the X4's are the perfect investment as I need those doubles in .3, .4, .5, .75 etc and now I can have that set of X4's and C4. They are more expensive so finding discounts can be difficult I am sure but if you can get 15% one of these babies or more, go for it. I have not compared the largest sizes yet, but am very impressed with the less than .75 versions. They fit in more places than the C4 and that flexibility aspect like an alien is great. The best part is unlike the terrible awful metolius master cams that were suppose to have a flexible stems, but it turns out the triggers are super hard to pull, these things expand and contract like gems. I vote, X4 as the cam of the century. Rock them on the rocks with the finest of gin. Touche. Thanks for being there on my gunks weekend.

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