Details of using Tricams and advantages of using Tricams.
- Three (yes, that’s one additional!) placement modes: active cam and 2 passive chocks
- Works where nothing else can fit, such as solution pockets
- Excellent in horizontal cracks
- Features stiffer sewing on the slings for easier one-handed placement and extraction
The Tricam Evo is a logical evolution of the tried & true, time-proven Tricam. Some simple engineering provides a second chock possibility giving the Tricam Evo three (instead of the historic two) placement possibilities making it even more versatile. The wider section at the top of the head that creates the extra taper will also lend additional stability in cammed placements. The Tricam Evo is available in four sizes from 0.25 to 1.5.
The Tricam Evo also features the stiffened slings where we carry the inner band of webbing further towards the head using a stitch pattern to create a naturally stiffer sling that makes one-handed placements easier, but still engages the cam in active mode and will even increase durability over sharp edges with the additional layer of material.
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|Weight (grams / ounces)||17 g / 0.60 oz|
|Range (inches / millimeters)|| 0.53 in - 0.91 in|
13.50 mm - 23.00 mm
|Strength (kilonewtons)|| Cam: 5 kN|
Chock: 5 kN
3Chock: 5 kN
CAMP has some really great, versatile, rock protection that you can add to your rack for not a lot of money and not a lot of weight. It has made our climbing more fun and safe, and frankly made it possible to get up the Finger of Fate, which I don’t think would have been possible otherwise.
The only down side to the new Tricams are that the slings are fully sewn, unlike the old style that had two clip in points (one closer to the Tricam). Though this wasn’t totally necessary, it did come in handy aid climbing where every inch counts. That being said, since it was rarely used, the new stiffer slings make one handed placements much easier.
Designed by Greg Lowe in the 1970s, Tricams first appeared on racks in the early 1980s. While the original unit had two placements (one passive, one active), the newest generation (CAMP Tricam EVO) has three: a cam, a nut, and a nut in broadside-out mode. The biggest benefit? The Tricam often fits where nothing else will, such as horizontal cracks, solution holes, pockets, pods, and flares large enough to require a cam-sized piece, but too narrow for a typical SLCD. See all the placement options and tips when you read the full article.
No voice but the video shows all around views of Camp Evo Tricams.