"I LOOKED UP AT IT AS I HAD MANY TIMES BEFORE,"
WRITES BD AMBASSADOR CHRIS BURKARD.
"And for some reason it didn't feel that scary this time."
Burkard had been dreaming of trying to onsight the Valley's infamous Twilight Zone — the penultimate route on the famed "Hardman Offwidth Circuit."
This time, he came prepared.
"I built the rack. Two size #6 redesigned Camalot C4's, two #5's, two #4's and a hand-full of hand size pieces for the bottom and top. I have never
wanted an onsight attempt of something more in my entire life."
THE BEST JUST GOT BETTER
Fortunately, for Burkard and trad climbers worldwide, we've redesigned the cornerstone Camalot, and now, the best-selling, most trusted cam out
there just got better.
The new, redesigned Camalot C4 has upped the ante, considering it's 10% lighter yet just as durable as before. Plus it features a modern design
that improves on the old tried-and-true Camalots. The cam's lobes are lighter and more sculpted, optimized for strength to weight, while the slings
have a visual update for easier differentiation when racking.
New, innovative trigger keeper for compact racking
UPDATED CAM LOBES
Lighter, sculpted cam lobes optimized for strength to weight
Wider trigger for better handling
For offwidth lovers like Chris Burkard, sizes #4 and up of the redesigned Camalot C4’s rack like never before thanks to a new innovative trigger keeper.
Created by Brent Barghahn—a hard-sending design engineer who works on climbing hardgoods at BD—the new trigger keeper allows you to keep
your big cams retracted while racked on your harness.
“I was heading out to Zion one weekend and I needed a few #6’s for this certain route,” says Barghahn. “I really wanted to have them retracted and
was thinking about the idea again. I held up a small carabiner to a trigger and thought, that would be a cool nested way to build the mechanism.”
Brent whipped up a prototype down in the shop and climbed with it all weekend.
"I showed up with it Monday morning and said, ‘we have to have this on the new C4’s.'”
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• New design is 10% lighter
• Lighter sculpted lopes optimized for strength to weight
• Innovative trigger keeper on sizes #4, #5 and #6 for compact racking
• Slings are updated visually for easier differentiation when racking
• Double-axle design offers the widest range for each cam unit
• C-Loop continuous cable stem design is strong and durable
• Color-coded for easy identification and a wide range of sizes
• Neutrino Rackpack available for easy racking (see Carabiners)