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With a flexible stem, narrow head width compression spring-driven interlocking cam lobes, Camalot C3’s fit more securely, in more places than any other three-cam unit. READ MORE
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With a flexible stem, narrow head width compression spring-driven interlocking cam lobes, Camalot C3’s fit more securely, in more places than any other three-cam unit. Learn More


From aid seams to tip cracks, the five sizes of Black Diamond Camalot C3s have you covered. With up to 30% less head width than any other micro cam, they fit in more places, more securely. Unique thin-profile stems are laterally stiff for slotting in tight placements, but flexible over edges for an evenly dispersed load.

  • Heads are 30% narrower yet C3s are more secure, dependable and fit in more placements than other camming units
  • Compression-spring driven with interlocking cam heads for bite in uneven cracks
  • Flexible stem is laterally stiff for tight placements
  • Color-coded for easy identification and wide range of sizes
  • Neutrino Rackpack available for easy racking (see Carabiner section)
  • *Size 000 is for direct aid only

Tech Specs

Weight :  
[000] 55 g (1.94 oz)
[00] 57 g (2 oz)
[0] 59 g (2.1 oz)
[1] 62 g (2.2 oz)
[2] 66 g (2.3 oz)
Strength :  

[000] 4 kN (899 lbf)
[00] 6 kN (1349 lbf)
[0] 7 kN (1574 lbf)
[1] 10 kN (2248 lbf)
[2] 10 kN (2248 lbf)

Range :  
[000] 7.8-12.9 mm (0.30-0.50 in)
[00] 9.0-13.7 mm (0.35-0.54 in)
[0] 10.7-15.8 mm (0.42-0.62 in)
[1] 12.0-18.8 mm (0.47-0.74 in)
[2] 14.2-22.6 mm (0.56-0.89 in)
cam comparison chart

Cam Comparison Chart

Our range of Camalots is designed to provide protection across the full spectrum of crack sizes, from small incipient seams, to perfect hands, to full-on offwidths. Camalots, Camalot C3s, Camalot X4s and Camalot Ultralights each have their own unique advantages, and a well-rounded rack will likely contain some or all sizes of each cam. Check out the chart to see how the members of the Camalot family overlap.

Camalot™ C3 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Whip with confidence I weigh 245lbs and fell five times in a row on a 000 C3. It was in the first 30 feet of the route with not much rope out. These things are great!
Date published: 2018-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have! I LOVE my C3's. I have 00-2 and I use them often. The 1,2 are like a small and big .3 C4 with one less lobe and way more strength. The C3 is a must have for any granite climbing. They protect the tricky thin seems very well!
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cam It's durability and design is perfect for my use of it. I am complete confident in this cam and will continue to use and recommend this product.
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from a must have in eldo these things get into places that no other cam would. The narrow head is great! I always find myself being able to fit these into little, constricting pods in places such as Eldo that have a lot of funky placements. I wish the stem was more flexible. When these are in awkward places, or the stem is running vertically over an edge, it seems that the loading would torque the cam right out of its placement. This is when cams with cable stems such as the X4, aliens, or mastercams feel much more secure. The stiff stem is the only downside I see with these cams
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from When all else fails! My C3's are my "get out of jail" piece of protection, pin scars, tiny cracks these cams fill so solid and are a key part to my rack.
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great micro cams! Phenomenal piece of pro. Great for finicky micro placements (as most micro placements are finicky, these see a lot of use). My only big question: why aren't they size:color like the C4 and X4?
Date published: 2016-10-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Solid 3-Lobe Unit Micro-cam placements are always finicky, and I find that having a nice selection of varying types is the only answer. C3's work great in this role, especially at Devil's Lake where placements can be shallow and awkward.
Date published: 2016-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these I just have a 0, 00 c3 in my current arsenal. They are really awesome for protecting small broken up crack systems that are normally hard to protect with a normal camalot. The narrow head profile allows you to protect shollower areas with ease. Great piece to give some peace of mind on those sketchy sections of rock.
Date published: 2015-09-30
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