DMM 2016 Dragon Cam Product News

Combining over 30 years design and manufacturing experience with our vast wealth of climbing knowledge, we've created a state-of-the-art cam that makes the most of every placement.

2016 Dragon Cam range  © DMM
An increased contact area with a raw aluminium finish and additional bite points are the hallmarks of our revolutionary TripleGrip cam lobes. These features combine to increase friction between the cam lobe and the rock. The result is increased holding power and reduced walking, particularly in slick or soft rock types and sub-optimal placements.

Single stem, dual axle design gives our Dragons 360° flexibility and the greatest expansion range, increasing both performance in sub-optimal placements and your chance of getting the right piece first time.

The hot forged, ergonomic thumb press reduces the chance of a fumble with gloved hands or pumped fingers, while the 8mm Dyneema extendable sling lets you extend placements without extra quickdraws, significantly reducing weight on your harness.

The Dragons low weight does not compromise their strength - they are rated to a huge 14kN from size 1 upward and the additional material in the lobes has improved their resistance to deformation.

TripleGrip Cam lobes  © DMM

  • TripleGrip cam lobes for increased holding power and reduced walking
  • Dual axle, single stem design for 360° flexibility and a large expansion range
  • Ergonomic, hot forged thumb press
  • Extendable 8mm Dyneema sling saves on quickdraws
  • 13.75° cam angle for high holding power

Price List:

Dragon 00: £63
Dragon 0: £63
Dragon 1: £63
Dragon 2: £68
Dragon 3: £68
Dragon 4: £70
Dragon 5: £73
Dragon 6: £73

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26 Mar, 2016
Apart from emailing DMM has anyone asked or know why DMM don't make larger dragons/cams than the line they have at present?
26 Mar, 2016
I'd guess cams at that size are a bit too specialist. Personally, I've not even bothered to get their largest current size as it's too heavy to carry unless you know you're going to need it. Those big cams tend only to be for particular hard routes where no other protection options exist, and there just aren't that many people doing them.
26 Mar, 2016
I've got a purple camalot which comes out to play quite regularly when I am climbing on grit, there are plenty of really good routes where gear of that size (or bigger) come in useful dotted around the country. If you don't think big cams have a use on easier routes (sub HVS) go and lead Central Crack at Brimham Rocks without any big cams, if you are still of the same opinion you're either far better at jamming than I am or are incredibly brave.
26 Mar, 2016
Depends what you class as big, I found the best way to protect the top was a number 3 Camelot. Took my number 4 up, but didn't need it. Not brave, just found the 3 could be placed deeper and higher, so it was out of the way.
26 Mar, 2016
I think I'd placed my equivalent cam further down the route! There have definitely been a few occasions where I was quite glad to have the size 5 cam on my harness, all on routes at E1 or below. Large cams (say dragon 6 and above) are only useful every now and again but tend to make you feel pretty glad of having them, they're very much a useful thing to convince your mate to buy if you have a regular climbing partner, unfortunately I don't and I seem to periodically get coerced into climbing wide cracks. My experience on central crack may have been coloured by the beta given by the locals!
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