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Camnal

Version A Version B
Version A Version B

Overview


Version A
(#2758)

Front Rear Top
Front Rear Top
 
Left Right Bottom
Left Right Bottom

Technical Details

I acquired this Camnal on eBay from Strade Far East Ltd. (a.k.a. "perfeclan") in 2019.

The Camnal is a notched belay tube. It is forged from aluminum alloy and soft anodized. The Camnal features two slots, ribbed V-shaped grooves, a carabiner eye, a release hole, and a plastic-covered cable keeper. Mine is 87 mm. long, 46 mm. wide, 100 mm. high, and weighs 55 g. The slots are 35 mm. long and 15 mm. wide. The top of the Omega oval carabiner that I use for comparing belay tubes sits 13 mm. below the ends of the slots.

One side is printed with a climber icon, the Camnal logo, "Camnal," and a hand-holding-a-rope icon.

Comments

The climber and hand icons show how to rig for belaying from the harness while using the notches. Reversing this arrangement removes the notches from play, resulting in less friction for braking.

When belaying a second from above, a guide can clip the Camnal to an anchor sling with a carabiner passed through the carabiner hole, belaying in an autostop mode, much like one might with a Kong Gi–gi.

The Camnal is nearly similar to the Rock Empire Guard II, except the Camnal has lightening holes and does not have lateral indents on the exterior.


Version B
(#2774)

Front Rear Top
Front Rear Top
 
Left Right Bottom
Left Right Bottom

Technical Details

I acquired my Camnal Version B on eBay from modeldeal88 in 2019.

The Camnal is a notched belay tube. It is forged from aluminum alloy and soft anodized. The Camnal features two slots, ribbed V-shaped grooves, a carabiner eye, a release hole, and a plastic-covered cable keeper. Mine is 88 mm. long, 46 mm. wide, 97 mm. high, and weighs 54 g. The slots are 35 mm. long and 15 mm. wide. The top of the Omega oval carabiner that I use for comparing belay tubes sits 13 mm. below the ends of the slots.

One side is printed with a climber icon, the Camnal logo, "Camnal," and a hand-holding-a-rope icon.

Comments

The Camnal is similar to the Rock Empire Guard II, except the Camnal has lightening holes and does not have lateral indents on the exterior.

The lightening holes on Version B are larger than those on Version A, but my Version B is only half a gram lighter than my Version A.