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New Toys for Crack Climbers


 

by Editor

July 24, 2001

Camp4 - Climbing News Archive

A new Boulder, CO based company, Splitter Gear, will introduce a new cam technology to the climbing world after a debut at the Salt Lake Trade Show this August. Just another cam like the rest of 'em on your rack? Not likely. The device consist of two opposing cams that require only 1/2 inch of crack depth for complete contact stability for 9kN of holding power.

The engineers at Splitter Gear say, "The 2Cam achieves the narrowest profile of any camming device through the use of its directly opposed cam design. Traditional devices with offset cams become unbalanced when only two cams are inserted into a shallow crack. Splitter Gear's patented overlapping cam design provides climbers with efficient protection for all parallel cracks and typical pin scars."

Camp4 will run a test of these and other gear in the near future. So check back often in our Reviews Section to see how the 2Cams hold up to the Camp4 Destruction Crew. Until then check out the pictures below and the Splitter Gear website.



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