The Black Diamond Camalot X4 0.4 is a mid-sized cam from the micro-cam range that offers huge expansion and easy handling.
With their concise array of features combining the narrow head and small size of the C3s, with the larger expansion range and 4 cam design of the classic C4s, the X4s are the go-to choice amongst small rock climbing cams. With 6 sizes, and the largest 4 corresponding to the smallest 4 sizes of the Camalot C4 (the colour coding is also the same), the X4s differentiate with the advantage of a considerably narrower head, for better placements in pockets, and a very flexible stem in all directions (very similar to that of the legendary CCH Alien). For anybody climbing marginally protected routes the X4s are certainly an improvement over the C4s and the extra cost will be justified by the greater number of gear placements available.
The largest 3 sizes of Black Diamond Camalot X4 have the same tried and tested double axle design as the Camalot C4s, whilst the smallest 3 sizes have an innovative new offset axle design. This produces the same increased expansion range as the double axle design in the small cams, where there is simply not room for 2 axles. The only downside is that there is no passive ‘cam stop’ effect.
Double axle (0.75, 0.5 and 0.4) and Stacked Axle Technology (0.3, 0.2 and 0.1) provide huge expansion range.
Narrower head width than original Camalot fits in more places than ever.
Aluminum armor beads protect cable stem without compromising flexibility.
Symmetric swage and hot-forged trigger bar eliminate buckling and provide ergonomic handling.
Lightweight yet durable Dyneema sling for easy identification and differentiation from other Camalots.