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Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Jan 10, 2009 - 10:09pm PT
Those Abalakov pieces look like he just took a pully wheel of some kind and cut right angle pieces off of it then drilled some holes for cord (and lightening in some)...

Social climber
wuz real!
Jan 10, 2009 - 10:22pm PT
Run those by a geiger

Trad climber
the campfire just a ways past Chris' Taco stand
Jan 11, 2009 - 12:55am PT
I just got my second pink tri-cam... why have one when you can have two?

Saved my butt many a time.

I also have the next 7 sizes up from the pink and the .25 as well.

I'd not heard of the cleaning issue, but I'm the one who's always placing them... not much of a chance to clean them. But if you have a nut tool and think of it as a kind of SLCD, then it shouldn't be too much trouble.

Derek Starr (aka Roy Naasz) turned me on to them and used to call them the "poor man's Camalot."


Trad climber
Raising Arizona
Jan 11, 2009 - 01:08am PT
Just recently purchased a VERY dusty full set from the local shop

in Flagstaff. Seemed a bit weird to me, blowing that dust off...

I don't even know anymore
Jan 11, 2009 - 10:01am PT
Pin tricams have saved my ass a few times in flaring pin scars, kept me from taking the big ride.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 11, 2009 - 12:10pm PT
Steel- you got it. Abalakov didn't invent the idea. His genius lay in finding a clean, effective way to render and produce the Tricam design that Jello showed him back in 1975 on the first Soviet climbing exchange.

Los Angeles
Jan 11, 2009 - 02:47pm PT
Again I say: "A day without a tricam is aday without sunchine."

Big Wall climber
Sedro Woolley, WA
Jan 16, 2009 - 12:31am PT
Rock on. Pink..

Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 14, 2009 - 11:15pm PT
The Boss walking the walk wearing nothing but Tri-cams. I bet it was the one and only ascent done that way!

Anyone have a copy of that "forty eight page 4-color 10th anniversary adventure catalog?"

Feb 15, 2009 - 01:41pm PT
Tri-CamJEllO bump!

Happy late St. Valentine's Day to you Jeff!
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2009 - 03:37pm PT
It seems right to bump a thread about pink climbing devices, the day after Valentine's Day.

Social climber
WA, NC, Idaho Falls
Feb 15, 2009 - 04:53pm PT
Sink the pink,

they work quite well on north carolina "eye brows" aka looking glass.

Social climber
No Ut
Feb 16, 2009 - 01:15am PT
Hey Mimi, happy belated V-D to you, too. Ohhh??? that didn't come out sounding right. Happy late Valentine's Day!

Who would have thought that these devices, designed by Greg forty years ago and in production for thirty years with almost no design changes, would still find their purpose on climber's racks?

Greg has had a second generation on paper since the early eighties.


Trad climber
philadelphia, pa
Feb 16, 2009 - 11:28am PT
Second generation??? You drop that and don't even give a hint about how awesome they'd be? You realize just how painful this is for us tricam addicts, don't you?

Such a tease!


Trad climber
Feb 10, 2013 - 11:21am PT
Just picked one up so why not a 4 year bump.
Big Mike

Trad climber
Feb 10, 2013 - 11:37am PT
What, Anders didn't delete this thread?? ;)

Seneca area
Jan 27, 2014 - 09:47pm PT
Would love to see a photo of those modified tri-cams

Has anyone ever seen or used these Czech tri-cam rip-offs?

Credit: Naitch

Trad climber
May 5, 2014 - 10:35pm PT
I have a set and love them. Just can't use them passive but active they place faster than a regular can and the wire spring loads it.

Trad climber
Oct 24, 2018 - 04:47pm PT
I have a vintage pink tricam, with original sling, which I bought for a specific route that " could not be done without it". I've never placed it, and have no idea where it could be placed. I would be happy to let it go for only $250.

Social climber
Location: It's a MisterE
Oct 25, 2018 - 06:23am PT
Credit: Aeriq
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