There are climbers who were raised on bouldering pads, micro crimps and the technique of boinging who would argue that Tricams are poised for extinction. For
every one of these, three trad junkies or alpinists will emerge in
ardent opposition to such a preposterous claim. Tricams, they will say,
are the greatest piece of gear around. The sentiment will grow stronger
the closer you are to areas like the Gunks.
Why do Tricams face such a love-hate predicament? The point of this article
is partially to tout the advantages of the Tricam’s simplicity, but also
to validate and address some of the negative connotations some climbers
associate with them … ENJOY
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