Questions tagged [camming-devices]

A camming device is a form or protection used in rock climbing. They are sometimes called SLCD, cam or friend. Camming devices were first invented by Vitaly Abalakov and work on the principle of a Logarithmic spiral. When a camming device is placed any force to remove it (without pulling the trigger) will force the lobes to open, thus resisting the removal force. Use this tage for questions regarding the uses of camming devices

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What accreditations should a professional rock climbing cams reslinger have?

Rock climbing cams often have integrated slings. Like all webbing, these slings can be degraded by UV and wear out much sooner than the cam themselves. There are numerous companies that will "...
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How do I get cam slings replaced?

I bought my first set of cams and I've been curious about what happens when the slings start to wear out. Are they user-replaceable? The ones I purchased seem to be very un-user-replaceable: How do I ...
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What happens to cams after climbing?

What do people do with their cams after they've reached the top of the rock? Is there some special way of getting them down again? Seeing the prices of around 50 € per piece they can hardly just leave ...
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How does cam strength change with the retraction angle?

Everyone knows an undercammed piece is bad. Does any data exist on how bad it gets? In other words, how does the strength of a cam placement change with the retraction angle?
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Cam Sling Modification

How do you modify Cam slings with a straw as described here for easier removal?