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New Wired Bliss Cams


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Eric Mountford · · Lakewood, CO · Joined Oct 2011 · Points: 0

Hey all,

I was wondering if anyone had any experience with current production Wried Bliss cams. They have a TCU and also a four cam line and I was just curious if anyone owned and used them. They are not UIAA certified.

Thanks.

Aric Datesman · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2008 · Points: 145

No one going to comment? Surprising. I've heard good things, but never used them. Supertopo might be a better place to ask.

Btw, UIAA certification isn't needed unless they sell in the EU. The certification is expensive, so not surprising they'd not get it if they don't plan on selling there.

NC Rock Climber · · The Oven, AKA Phoenix · Joined Dec 2009 · Points: 60

I had a set. They are built to last. Truly bombproof pro. If you like U-stem cams, they are hard to beat. I would climb on them without hesitation. Don't be concerned about them not having UIAA cert.

NickinCO · · colorado · Joined Sep 2010 · Points: 155

My buddy has a set I've used quite a bit. I like them.

Jeffrey Dunn · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2007 · Points: 229

Been climbing on them for several years and very happy with their performance. Generally, if you like any of the other comparable U stem TCU's these are great units climber made in the USA. I do have a set of c3's that get used often too.

Eric Mountford · · Lakewood, CO · Joined Oct 2011 · Points: 0

Huh, interesting. Seems all you guys like them as good strong cams.

How well do they place? Do they have hard metal lobes or softer ones like Aliens? Do they walk much?

I understand the reasons a why a company wouldn't get the testing done to be CE and UIAA certified but it still concerns me a bit. These certs use standardized testing and make companies back up their claims. I noticed the smallest Wired Bliss is rated to 10KN. A similar size C3 is 6KN, and Metolius TCU 6.4 KN. So you kinda gotta wonder a bit.

thanks guys

NC Rock Climber · · The Oven, AKA Phoenix · Joined Dec 2009 · Points: 60

Eric, while I understand your concern, I think it is misplaced. I prefer single-stem double-axle cams over U-stem cams. That is the ONLY reason I don't use Wired Bliss cams. IMHO, they are as reliable as anything else out there and probably more durable than most. I don't know about the lobes, but I liked using them and did not notice any difficulties with walking or placing. If you want U-stem cams, I think you can buy Wired Bliss with confidence.

Locker · · Yucca Valley, CA · Joined Oct 2002 · Points: 2,269

Bomber gear!

Place very similar to Metolius U-stems.

If you can get them at a good price, go for it with confidence.

Aric Datesman · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2008 · Points: 145
Eric Mountford wrote:I understand the reasons a why a company wouldn't get the testing done to be CE and UIAA certified but it still concerns me a bit. These certs use standardized testing and make companies back up their claims.
CCH Aliens were certified for a while, and we all know how that went.
john strand · · southern colo · Joined May 2008 · Points: 1,640

WB are really good.. I have used them since the 80's a bit softer cam material 6061 i think..but still well made.

never had any issues

Eric Mountford · · Lakewood, CO · Joined Oct 2011 · Points: 0

Thanks for all your replies guys. It's very appreciated. I think I'll be making WB my next set of small cams.

Douglas Lubes · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2019 · Points: 0

Wired Bliss cams are awesome, no need to worry about anything with them.  Wired bliss originated in flagstaff Arizona, where I live, and I have always had them on my rack, good for any kind of climbing from short one pitchers to bigwalls. The .4 is amazing as a very small bomber cam and the single finger trigger can’t be beat.  An often missed advantage of the single finger trigger is that if they become overcammed and stuck, can sling the trigger with a girth-hitch and yard on the sling which pulls the trigger and they pop right out.  Super light, super strong, a shame they are no longer available.

Briggs Lazalde · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 0

And here I was thinking you ressurected a 5 year old thread to spray your own business

ebmudder · · Bronx, NY · Joined Jul 2011 · Points: 50
Douglas Lubes wrote: Wired Bliss cams are awesome, no need to worry about anything with them.  Wired bliss originated in flagstaff Arizona, where I live, and I have always had them on my rack, good for any kind of climbing from short one pitchers to bigwalls. The .4 is amazing as a very small bomber cam and the single finger trigger can’t be beat.  An often missed advantage of the single finger trigger is that if they become overcammed and stuck, can sling the trigger with a girth-hitch and yard on the sling which pulls the trigger and they pop right out.  Super light, super strong, a shame they are no longer available.

is the "single finger trigger" design the one that looks like a Metolius Powercam? if so I'm wondering if there's a difference as they look very similar?

Jay J · · Euelss · Joined Jun 2011 · Points: 5

Isn't Wired Bliss long gone?  I guess they just fixed cams for a while, but even that was years ago, wasn't it?

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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