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  • Explore a new world of placement possibilities with the revolutionary, patent-pending interlocking cam design, even fitting tight pin scars with ease
  • Uses up to 30% less head width than other three-cam units, fitting in a far greater number of places more securely
  • Independently driven by patent-pending compression drive springs for increased holding force in tough placements
  • Huge cam stops prevent over-rotation and offer ample passive umbrella strength like the double-axle models
  • Easy-to-place ribbed trigger and thumb rest improve handling when arms are pumped
  • C3 cam's stem design is ID-colored and offers superb flexibility and strength--laterally stiff for tight placements and soft over edges
  • Stainless-steel cables are flexible to disperse loads more evenly, minimizing deformation and making cam units inherently stronger
  • Color-coded nylon slings coincide with stem for easy identification

Made in USA.

Made in 5 sizes; see specifications listed below for size = range / strength / weight / color:

  • Size 000 = 7.8 - 12.9mm / 4kN / 55g / gray
  • Size 00 = 9.0 - 13.7mm / 6kN / 57g / purple
  • Size 0 = 10.7 - 15.8mm / 7kN / 59g / green
  • Size 1 = 12.0 - 18.8mm / 10kN / 62g / red
  • Size 2 = 14.2 - 22.6mm / 10kN / 66g / yellow

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Specs

Best Use Rock Climbing
Expansion Range 7.8 - 22.6 millimeters
Strength 4 - 10 kilonewtons
Weight 55 - 66 grams
Rated 4 out of 5 by from C3 cams The C3 cams are great. They're easy to place and have a strong camming action. The only reason I would not give them 5 stars is they are prone to getting wedged in deep placements. The tapered stem can make it difficult to remove. That being said, I would trust falling on them more than any other small cam.
Date published: 2007-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm a believer As many people are I'm a little nervous falling on small gear. A few weeks ago I took a 20' ride on a 000 C3 on a R rated climb. The 000 is only rated at 4kn and the margin for error is minuscule but I managed not to blow or break the cam. After that I trust these tiny cams whole heartedly.
Date published: 2016-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super narrow head When it comes to small cams, I really prefer my C3's. Yes the aliens have a little smoother action and a little more bite, but their head is MUCH wider and that soft metal wears away much quicker (and I just don't trust them anymore). The master cams are solid and very comparable, but I much prefer the built-in trigger wires of the C3s to those Kevlar trigger cords the master cams uses. Downside: they're expensive
Date published: 2010-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You can't live without a C3 This is my favorite piece of pro to place. I love how you can place it in a horizontal crack. I just wish that they didn't cost so much so i could aford the entire set, but they are worth every penny and worth saving for.
Date published: 2007-08-28
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from C3 cams The C3 cams are great. They're easy to place and have a strong camming action. The only reason I would not give them 5 stars is they are prone to getting wedged in deep placements. The tapered stem can make it difficult to remove. That being said, I would trust falling on them more than any other small cam.
Date published: 2007-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm a believer As many people are I'm a little nervous falling on small gear. A few weeks ago I took a 20' ride on a 000 C3 on a R rated climb. The 000 is only rated at 4kn and the margin for error is minuscule but I managed not to blow or break the cam. After that I trust these tiny cams whole heartedly.
Date published: 2016-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super narrow head When it comes to small cams, I really prefer my C3's. Yes the aliens have a little smoother action and a little more bite, but their head is MUCH wider and that soft metal wears away much quicker (and I just don't trust them anymore). The master cams are solid and very comparable, but I much prefer the built-in trigger wires of the C3s to those Kevlar trigger cords the master cams uses. Downside: they're expensive
Date published: 2010-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You can't live without a C3 This is my favorite piece of pro to place. I love how you can place it in a horizontal crack. I just wish that they didn't cost so much so i could aford the entire set, but they are worth every penny and worth saving for.
Date published: 2007-08-28
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