Black Diamond Camalot C4

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Black Diamond Camalot C4 and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 90 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.8 stars 
Expert Rating: 3.8 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 183

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Helps to keep the lobes cammed while on the harness, lowering bulk and preventing any gear from getting in the way.
  • Great all-around option.
  • Durable and long-lasting.
  • Provides safety and reliability.
  • Affordable option for all climbers.
  • Easy placements for finger loop, and is color-coded for ease of use.

Expert Reviews

  • Lighter weight from previous models.
  • New colors makes them easier to identify on the wall.
  • Easy to climb with on wide cracks.
  • The Trigger Keeper technology allows the volume of gear on your harness to be lower, making climbing easier.
  • The double-axle design allows for a wider range than single-axle cams.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Not the best option for horizontal climbing due to lack of flexibility.
  • Shouldn’t be the only cams in your rack, but you can use these to supplement with more variety.

Expert Reviews

  • Not as lightweight as other options, despite being lighter than the previous model.
  • Cams with flexible stems will be better at horizontal placements.


The Black Diamond Camalot C4 is an easy-to-use, durable, and reliable cam, that will aid any level of climber on the wall. Besides horizontal placements, this cam will perform proficiently in almost all other types of climbing scenarios, with easy color coding, a Trigger Keeper for organization, and double-axle design.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web. Some expert reviews include these: 1, 2.