Clean Climbers love their tools and most of them are genuine gadget-freaks. That is probably one of the reasons why there are so many different methods and devices to protect a route without the use of bolts. Those who do not enjoy fiddling about and don’t get gleamy eyes in the climbing shop should maybe choose a different hobby.
For all others we compiled a little overview to introduce the most important tools and their general use.
Camming Device Comparative Table
What might fit that very crack? Camming devices exist in all sorts of sizes, colours and operating mechanisms.
Which tools are to be used is mainly dependent on the personal preferences. THE best tool does not exist – however differences in size do! Unfortunately there are as many numbering systems as manufacturers, which makes comparisons quite confusing. The following table gives an overview of the range of use of different camming devices. An online application including a size table of cams, made by other companies, can be found here.