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Alex Honnold Tests Black Diamond’s #21 Cam

As just about anyone can tell you, Alex Honnold doesn't always use protection. In fact, not using protection is kind of his thing. However, when he's feeling cautious while climbing heinously-wide chimneys and/or off-width cracks, there's only one tool for the job: Black Diamond's Camalot C4 #21.

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While this is obviously an April Fools joke, it seems that at least two of these monsters were actually built and dragged up a route in the Southwest. Imagine rolling up to the spot and seeing someone with a #21 on their rack...

It might not fit in your bag, unfortunately. Black Diamond photo.

As many web-browsing climbers have already commented, it's not hard to come up with other uses for such a large cam. You could use it as a car jack, chandelier, boat anchor, or chimney blocking Santa-deterrent.

About The Author

stash member Zack Skovron

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, now living in Jackson, WY. I’m an avid skier, biker, hiker, climber, and fisherman. Outside of sports, my major interests focus on public policy surrounding land use and energy systems.