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Camalot C4 montage  © Dan Bailey

Black Diamond Camalot C4

Martin McKenna was a fan of the previous version of the Camalot, so how does he rate the recent updates?


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

The ultimate test for a cam: polished Stoney limestone  © UKC Gear

DMM Dragonfly Micro Cams

DMM's long-anticipated entry into the micro cam market was worth the wait, says Theo Moore

A solid Orange Totem  © UKC Gear
A solid Orange Totem  © UKC Gear

New Totem Cams: Black and Orange

In 2015 we gave Totem Cams a glowing write-up, praising in particular their high holding power and narrow head width. This review focuses on two new sizes at opposite ends of the range.

WC New Friends montage  © Simon Verspeak
WC New Friends montage  © Simon Verspeak

Wild Country - New Friends

Released in 2016, Wild Country's New Friends are the result of several decades of refinement on the iconic original. Over the last year Simon Verspeak has thrashed them on a wide range of rock types. What's the verdict?

Triple Grip cam lobes give confidence-inspiring holding power  © Tim Neill
Triple Grip cam lobes give confidence-inspiring holding power  © Tim Neill

New Dragon Cams from DMM

With some key improvements on the previous model, the new Dragons take DMM's dual axle cam offering to new heights, reckons Tim Neill

Totem Cam vs. Dragon Cam Width  © Rob Greenwood - UKC
Totem Cam vs. Dragon Cam Width  © Rob Greenwood - UKC

Group Test Camming Devices

Here we put all the top cams head to head in one massive review! Which cams have the largest range? Which are the lightest? Which...

The heads of the four sizes of Totem Basic Cams  © UKC Gear
The heads of the four sizes of Totem Basic Cams  © UKC Gear

Totem Basic Cams

Totem have revived the much-loved "Alien" - but with many newer micro-cams on the market do they still cut the...

Wild Country SL Montage  © UKC Gear
Wild Country SL Montage  © UKC Gear

Wild Country Superlight Offset Rocks

Professional Mountain Guide and trad climbing legend Tim Neill tests out the new Wild Country Superlight Offset Rocks and he...


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

Friends   © Wild Country

Wild Country Friends, Technical Friends and Trigger Wire Repair Kit

Wild Country, the original creator of the Friends, have continued to innovate and create the best cams available since 1977. The latest iteration is the lightest and most versatile yet, whilst the Technical Friends 5 + 6 are big enough to protect ...

Big C4  © Black Diamond
Big C4  © Black Diamond

Introducing the new Camalot C4

Climbing protection has been a hallmark of BD innovation since the days of the original Hexentric® chocks that helped spawn the clean climbing revolution in the early '70s. Since then, Black Diamond has been working extensively on broadening the spectrum...

WC Protection  © Wild Country
WC Protection  © Wild Country

Wild Country Passive Protection Range

Wild Country is one of the original creators of passive protections with its Classic Rocks. Continuing to innovate with more versatile and lightweight protection options, the Wild Country passive protection range covers all manners of sizes and...

Big Cams  © DMM
Big Cams  © DMM

DMM Big Cams

The Dragon's striking TripleGrip cam lobes feature an increased contact area with a raw aluminium finish and additional bite points. These...

Why do You Care About Climbing Anchors?

Climbing anchors may not seem to be the most exciting topic for UKC; what is there to know you ask? Surely they are...

2016 Dragon Cam  © DMM
2016 Dragon Cam  © DMM

DMM 2016 Dragon Cam

A state-of-the-art cam that makes the most of every placement.

Wild Country New Friends  © Wild Country
Wild Country New Friends  © Wild Country

Wild Country - New Friends

Friends are the most iconic protection ever made. Throughout their 38-year tenure, although the construction has changed,...


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