Alien Cams - Alien - Cam

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Attributes & features
Design:
Cam
Material:
Aluminum cam lobes; Steel cable; rubber coating on the loop
Dimensions:
1/3; 3/8; 1/2; 3/4; 7/8; 1
Weight:
64 g (Size 1/3) - 84 g (Size 1)
Breaking load:
5 kN (Size 1/3) - 10 kN (Size 1)
Cam lobes:
4 cam lobes
Stem:
single stem (flexible)
Sling:
Dyneema sling
Item No.:
326-0040
Product description
One of the most popular cams in Yosemite Valley - the Alien Cam has an enthusiastic fan base of big-wall and trad climbers. The Alien Cams were originally produced and distributed by the American firm CCH (Colorado Custom Hardware). After the death of their inventor David Wagoneer, the cams disappeared from the shelves for some time. That is, until the Spanish hardware specialist Techrock bought the patent and reissued the cams.
Their popularity is due to their numerous practical features. The springs, are integrated into the lobes of the cam-head, which allows the head to be exceptionally narrow. This means the that Alien Cams can fit into even the smallest spaces, like holes, pockets or seams. It is for this reason that they are in great demand on Bigwall routes with technical climbing passages. The smallest sizes are suitable only for technical climbing and are not considered adequate for stopping lead-climbing falls.
Another important detail is the highly flexible stem, which means that the Alien Cam will always be loaded in the right direction. This construction, in combination with the long Dyneema sling, also prevents the cam from slipping in a crevice.
The Cam lobes are made of relatively soft aluminium, which grips especially well in rocks. The steel stem is furnished with textile abrasion protection on the front, which prevents damage to the cables.

Technical details (Range / weight / Breaking load):
Alien 1/3 (8-14mm / 64g / 5kN)
Alien 3/8 (10-17mm / 68g / 6kN)
Alien 1/2 (13-22mm / 70g / 7kN)
Alien 3/4 (15-25mm / 80g / 9kN)
Alien 7/8 (17-30mm / 77g / 10kN)
Alien 1.0 (20-33mm / 84g / 10kN)

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Question from Jesús | Göteborg
12.06.2016
ARE THESE THE OLD VERSION? WHAt'S THE DIFFERENCE WITH THE OFf-set?

Are these the new (evo) model or the old ones shown in the picture with the trigger in metal?
What is the difference between this product and the other aliens you have, called off-set?
Thanks!

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Janpeter
13.06.2016 09:15

Janpeter
13.06.2016 09:20

Hello,

it's the old one! We've also got the new Evo Cams in our German shop on bergfreunde.de. Yet they are not online on our Scandinavian website, I hope we can change that soon...

If you have a closer look on the construction, you can see the difference between the off-set and the regular one: The off set cam is equipped with four segments in two varying sizes and should be better for flaring cracks and structures.

I hope that information helps a bit.
Best regards from Kirchentellinsfurt,
Janpeter

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| Dachsberg

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by Moritz helpful

In manchen Situationen unschlagbar!

Ich habe einige Aliens seit mehreren Jahren im Einsatz. Vorallem auf alpinen Touren bei denen der Fels zweifelhaft ist, kenne ich nichts besseres. Durch die weichen Alu-Segmente beissen sich die Aliens auch noch in flachen Löchern im Kalk oder in nach aussen weiter werdenden Rissen fest, bei denen andere Friends nicht mehr funktionieren. Der kompakte Kopf und das sehr flexible Kabel tragen ebenso dazu bei, dass schlechte Placements genutzt werden können. Für schöne parallele Risse funktionieren sie natürlich auch, da finde ich persönlich aber z.B. die Dragon Cams von DMM besser. Zwei Nachteile haben die Aliens: das weiche Alu der Klemmsegmente nutzt sich im Vergleich schneller ab, ausserdem haben die Segmente keine Anschlagpunkte nach oben, d.h. die Geräte können nicht als passive Sicherung (d.h. wie ein Klemmkeil) eingesetzt werden.

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