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FIXE ALIEN CAMS 1/2 " Alien Cams

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  • FIXE ALIEN CAMS 1/2 " Alien Cams

    Because of its flexible and narrow design, the 4-cam single-stem Alien is perfect for fitting the sort of tiny or tricky placements prevalent in the Gunks or Eldo.

    Features/Benefits:

    • Very popular for pin scars and aid climbs
    • Narrow design for hard-to-fit pockets and slots
    • Ultra-smooth cam action
    • Flexible single-stem configuration is less likely to "walk" itself out of a placement
    • Long length lets you place it deeper
    • Handle offers large clip-in point
    • Cam heads made of 6061 T-6 aluminum alloy
    • Stainless-steel axles
    • CE Certified 7kn
    • Ultimate Breaking Strength 11k

  • FIXE ALIEN CAMS 1/2 " Alien Cams

    Protection Color Green
    Range 13-22 mm
    0.5-0.86 in.
    Strength 7 kN.
    Weight 2.5 oz.
    Weight (grams) 71 g

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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COLORADO CUSTOM HARDWAREAlien Cams
 
4.5

(based on 10 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Simple (4)
  • Rugged (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Climbing (6)
    • Long climbs (5)
    • Trad climbing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid climber (4), Casual/ recreational (3)

    Reviewed by 10 customers

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great product

    By Zach

    from Chapel Hill, NC

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Simple

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Long Climbs
      • Outdoor climbing

      Comments about COLORADO CUSTOM HARDWARE Alien Cams:

      The yellow 3/4 is the perfect size to bridge the gap between the BD C3's and the 0.5 BD C4. The narrow head makes it way better than the 0.4 BD C4.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      still loving the Alien

      By Trad's up

      from Oregon

      About Me Avid Climber

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Flexible
      • Small head
      • Smooth action

      Cons

      • Short range
      • Small for some hands

      Best Uses

      • Long Climbs
      • Outdoor climbing
      • Sprint Climbs
      • Trad Climbing

      Comments about COLORADO CUSTOM HARDWARE Alien Cams:

      Despite the resent bad rep, I still love aliens. The heads are smaller than most cams and they slide easily into pockets and short parallel cracks better than most other cams. Their highly flexible stem allows for horizontal placements and less strain on the cam with meandering routes. Aliens can umbrella and don't have as wide a range as some cams. They can also be less comfortable for people with larger hands to operate. I've taken a few good falls on some of my aliens and trust them as much as any cam. I've been on a few routes where they were the only gear that would fit and safely stay in a pocket. The black is small to be useful all the time, but I've found places where I was glad I had it.

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      You can buy pefect.

      By Monique

      from Weehawken, N.J.

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to set
      • No annoying head spin
      • Simple

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Long Climbs
        • Outdoor climbing

        Comments about COLORADO CUSTOM HARDWARE Alien Cams:

        The cam sets so securely, you know if a fall happens you will be protected.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Aliens provide solid protection!

        By BK

        from Santa Rosa, CA

        About Me Avid Climber

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Very versatile

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Trad Climbing

        Comments about COLORADO CUSTOM HARDWARE Alien Cams:

        What can I say about Aliens...they fit where most cams won't and will hold you if you take a whipper!

        (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Solid Pro

        By Jimmy XY

        from Southern Maine

        About Me Avid Climber

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Quick to open
        • Simple
        • Smooth operation
        • Well designed

        Cons

        • None at this time

        Best Uses

        • Long Climbs
        • Outdoor climbing
        • Perfect for thin cracks

        Comments about COLORADO CUSTOM HARDWARE Alien Cams:

        This is good stuff. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I haven't actually put it to use on the rock yet. I intend to use it for some of the thinner cracks that are out there. I really like how smoothly it operates. Also, the large wire loop will make it easy to clip into, and hopfully easier to remove from deep placements. I like it!!

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Sure grip & stays put

        By Bruce from Poughkeepsie

        from Poughkeepsie, NY

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Simple
        • Stays where you put it

        Cons

        • Can't be used wide open

        Best Uses

        • Long Climbs
        • Outdoor climbing

        Comments about COLORADO CUSTOM HARDWARE Alien Cams:

        I've used active pro primarily in the 'Gunks and Red Rocks. The feature that separates CCH Aliens from other active gear is how well they stay put once you place them. You don't have to worry about them wiggling out of a crack or walking so far in that they can't be recovered. It's really nice for peace of mind.

         
        4.0

        Fantastic

        By ND

        from Sacramento, CA

        About Me trad climber for 6 years

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Trad Climbing

            Comments about COLORADO CUSTOM HARDWARE Alien Cams:

            In my opinion aliens (in particular the green, yellow and red) offer some of the best protection in their size range. Their narrow profile allows it to fit where other cams cannot and their holding power is amazing. I recommend any trad climber have at least these three sizes as part of their rack.

             
            4.0

            Best placements shallow parallel cracks

            By sbmerkei

            from Yorktown Heights, NY

            About Me Avid Climber, Trad Climber

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Rugged

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Trad

              Comments about COLORADO CUSTOM HARDWARE Alien Cams:

              These placements are great for shallow parallel cracks on some of those higher grade climbs with few placements. A must have for at least the yellow, green and blue sizes to round out the bottom set of your cams. Great flexible short spine so you aren't weighting on the cams neck - which would possible cause it to blow out. I would always like to see the kn rating higher on any pro placements, but these weigh in at 9kn on the three I described above, capable of catching you on a nasty whipper.

               
              5.0

              Best small - medium cams

              By Satch

              from Global

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Best made small cams
              • Rugged

              Cons

              • Hard to find

              Best Uses

                Comments about COLORADO CUSTOM HARDWARE Alien Cams:

                Aliens totally rock! I feel more confident with Alien placements than any other piece on my rack. They won't leverage out of shallow placements and will hold as big a whipper as you want to take.

                 
                5.0

                I won't climb without this piece

                By Jeremy the Climber

                from Pittsburgh, PA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Rugged
                • Weather Resistant

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hard trad climbing

                  Comments about COLORADO CUSTOM HARDWARE Alien Cams:

                  I've had the black through red alien set for many years, doubles of some. When I lost the green alien to a hungry crack, I came home and bought a replacement that night. When climbing thin 5.10 or 5.11, the green alien always seems to be the piece of gear at the crux. I've used many other cams as well and will always choose the alien.

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