CCH Aliens are the preferred and narrowest 4-cam units to be had! Patented internal spring construction on size .5 (green) and above allows closer spacing of the cam lobes to reduce overall head width and placement where most 3 cam units may not even fit – like in pin scars, pockets and mini-huecos. With a total “head width” of just over 1 5/16″ it is possible for you to to venture and place protection of the ALIEN kind in places not in the past thought imaginable. Low profile stainless steel Concealed Keep watch over Sheath permits ALIENS to be slotted in tight constrictions without the inherent hang ups that traditional cam units have – with their long, exposed Keep watch over wires and wider triggers.Ask any seasoned Valley climber to name his favorite small-crack cams, and much more likely than not his response would be the Alien. The super-narrow heads and unique cam shapes helped them slip into piton scars and other awkward placements like a hand in a silk glove. When Colorado Custom Hardware ceased production of the treasured piece in 2009, climbers in all places gasped. But now Spain’s Fixe Hardware has bought the machines and relaunched the Alien with virtually the same design.
Narrow 4-cam units
Internal cam springs
Flexible single stem
A favorite of traditional and aid climbers
Hybrid cams work great in awkward placements like pin scars