climbing Cams | Rock + Run

Climbing cams (A.K.A. camming devices, also known as climbing friends, or more correctly Spring Loaded Camming Devices) are pieces of rock climbing equipment that fit into parallel-sided or even slightly flared cracks to provide protection. Cams are classed by climbers as active protection as they have moving parts. They are an important piece of safety gear when climbing traditionally outdoors, they can help you place protection where a nut or a hex (passive protection) might not work. 

There are various types of cams available in many different brands, colours, shapes and sizes. If you need any help in choosing the right protection for your climbing and safety, please give us a call and we'd be happy to help. You can also get more info here in this articles, Basic Rock Climbing Equipment Guide, Cam Size Comparison Chart and watch these useful videos on Climbing Cam Maintenance, the DMM Dragon Cam, and Black Diamond's Camalot Ultralights.

Have a look at our collection below, we have something to suit all crack sizes, and don't forget to check out our latest deals. We have some great discounts on cam sets and some really good individual cam sale prices too.