4.8 out of 5
November 17, 2010
Not as good as Aliens overall, but a little more narrow head profile which is good and Aliens aren't available anymore so something has to substitute. Metolius makes a cam that is probably more similar to Aliens.Pros: Build quality, Ease of use
VERY NARROW, SUPER NICE
April 09, 2009
I have yellow, red and green. The heads are super narrow which is great for parallel sided pockets, something you'd never get a normal cam into. The strength rating is great for the size range compared to the competition. The trigger action is much stiffer than other cams, but that's probably going to help compensate for less surface area (like on a C4 or MCU), and keep it from walking. You're a rock climber, you can handle it. It's not a problem. This cam always gets great reviews, but the price is what normally holds people back. When you're on the cliff, you aren't thinking about price. I've built my rack to maximize the strength to placement size ratio and the C3 is a great addition. I actually went for Ball Nutz for the purple and grey C3 sizes...which is getting to weak for active falls on a single placement.
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Great small cam.
September 06, 2010
Expensive, but worth it. Very narrow head that fits in places few, if any, other cams would fit. The largest three sizes are a must for any trad rack. Really great for thin Gunks horizontals.
Great lightweight cam for tight places
February 24, 2010
Great to have on the rack. You can't beat the range of a cam. Use to back up your stoppers and chalks on tight moves. Cam mechanism is smooth, as always with BD. A must have for any climber serious about Trad.