The ever important Tricam. These strange and ever so practical pieces of gear can be found on any experienced trad climbers rack. Tricams became a regularly used piece of gear in the early 80's and have since stuck around to give a climber safety and protection where normal gear will not fit. Tricams are a hybrid piece of protection to allow for a placement of passive, nuts, and active, cams. When used properly, the Tricam can be placed in horizontal cracks and uneven, flared placements. CAMP's EVO Tricam has been updated with a stiffer cord for added durability but without impeding the ability to engage the camming action. This makes for a much easier one handed placement, which is what we all want when placing gear. Tricams can also be used in icy cracks where most typical protection won't suffice.