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By Medic741
From Pittsford, New York
Mar 4, 2014
When I was a bum at Frey

This piece has not been fallen on and has only been used as An anchor and on lead am has developed a crack from the pin holding the sling to the back part of the unit. This crack is through the material.

Kinda freaks me out that this happened with no falls...

Camp tricam crack
Camp tricam crack


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By Medic741
From Pittsford, New York
Mar 4, 2014
When I was a bum at Frey

Pic 2

Full thickness crack on camp tricam
Full thickness crack on camp tricam


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By bearbreeder
Mar 4, 2014

that looks serious and legitimate

i just inspected all of mine and they are fine

i would contact CAMP USA asap and post it to their fbook

;)


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By Ed Bustamante
From accord
Mar 4, 2014
a1

Send it back to camp . Can you post there. Response I'm interested in what they have to say. There are some numbers on the tag can you post them if you don "t mind


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By NOFF
From Big South Fork, TN
Mar 4, 2014

I've had quite a few of my old school ones do that. Some had a crack on both sides. Same type of cracking. Carabineers will do that at the pin too. Check your gear.


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By Medic741
From Pittsford, New York
Mar 4, 2014
When I was a bum at Frey

Sure thing - it's 10-05 printed on the side.

I'm definitely contacting CAMP to ask about this. Was surprised after putting gear away after a trip haha. Felt like it was overkill checking gear/ropes after every trip but now really glad I do.

Will keep everyone posted and will post replies from CAMP


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By Chuck Parks
From Atlanta, GA
Mar 4, 2014
Chuck in the final mellow section of Te Dum at the Near Trapps.

Seems like every few years a batch will pop up with some cracks in them, always in the same spot. Wonder if it's some sort of problem with the manufacturing process?

mountaintools.com/techtips/psa12CampTricam.html

www.mtntools.com/techtips/psa_camp_TC_0125_mt.html

Glad you spotted it before something bad happened.


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By JacksonLandFill
From Transient Misfit
Mar 5, 2014
not everyone smiles

Thanks for posting this... I haven't inspected the tricam heads/lobes that closely... will definitely do that this evening. If/when CAMP gives a response, I too would like to see it posted here.


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By verticon
From Europe
Mar 5, 2014

I would expect such a crack to appear on the shortest path from the pin to the edge of the rail. Why do you think this crack took a longet path ?


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By mbakerwh
From Gallup, NM
Mar 5, 2014

It appears the crack is in line with what would have likely been the direction of force on the tricam? Just a thought.....

I wonder about their new "EVO" tricams too. Any thoughts or experiences with cracking on those?


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By Medic741
From Pittsford, New York
Mar 5, 2014
When I was a bum at Frey

Great reply from CAMP, pleased they replied quickly and still see their gear as something I'll continue to climb on - also seems like they do check this site!

Hi Matthew. We received your email about your Tricam with an evident crack in it and we’ve seen the thread now on Mountain Project. I have already notified our R&D department in Italy. We did see a few units that could develop the type of crack you see in the curing process after the forge. Since this issue, we have extended the curing process and eliminated the problem. We would love to get your Tricam replaced with a newer one that will also feature the new stiffer stitching pattern. I am sure you will also feel more comfortable hearing that when the issue popped up we did conduct tests on the units we saw with cracks and they tested to full-strength. But the problem remains the same and we would very much like to take care of it for you.

Brian here at our office will reach out with return information so we can get the unit back and have it inspected. In the meantime, once I hear back from our R&D department I will post a company reply to the thread on Mountain Project so folks have some follow up.

Let me know if there is anything else I can do at the moment and thanks for bringing this to our attention,

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Really happy with this reply, and they're sending a shipping label to get the warranty gear out to them so feeling good about their customer service!


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By bearbreeder
Mar 5, 2014

i would luuuv camp to test your tricam to failure with on vid ...

for entertainment sake

if you are reading this camp ... from an owner and use of tricams

;)


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By Andy P.
From Wisconsin
Mar 5, 2014
Rainier

There are some folks on MP here, 20kn comes to mind, who can pull test things - something to consider.


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By Jeff Thilking
From Lynchburg, VA
Mar 5, 2014
Rap

+1 for what bearbreeder said, as a tricam owner/user I would love to see C.A.M.P throw up some test footage for sure.


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