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Splitter Gear Cam

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John Buchenauer · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 35

So my friend was giving me some of his unused gear for me to use in Yosemite this weekend and included this oddity with the gear. He said it was given to him as a demo product many years ago but he's never really used it. Does anyone have any information on it? It has no strength rating. If I use it, am I gonna die? Does anyone have any history on this thing?

Splitter Cam

Zach Allen · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2005 · Points: 55

I've used them for aid climbing. Fit great in shallow pin scars. Definitely a specialty aid climbing piece. They walk like crazy in any placement that isn't bottomed out

Ken Leiden · · Boulder, CO · Joined Sep 2001 · Points: 265

A couple of students from dept of Mech Eng at CU came up with the design (Seth and Mike) around 2000 or so. It was called the 2Cam. They sold their IP to Trango and Petzl.

Malcolm Daly wrote the following back in 2002:
"We (Trango) have licensed the 4-Cam version of the Splitter Direct Offset patent. Petzl has licensed the 2-Cam version. Ours are already available as the 5 smallest sizes of the new FlexCam. Petzl is still working on theirs. If I know Petzl, they're going to do a great job and be really nice. Seth Murray, the guy who invented the design is now our Product Engineer at Trango."

Scott McMahon · · Boulder, CO · Joined Feb 2006 · Points: 1,425
Ken Leiden wrote:A couple of students from dept of Mech Eng at CU came up with the design (Seth and Mike) around 2000 or so. It was called the 2Cam. They sold their IP to Trango and Petzl. Malcolm Daly wrote the following back in 2002: "We (Trango) have licensed the 4-Cam version of the Splitter Direct Offset patent. Petzl has licensed the 2-Cam version. Ours are already available as the 5 smallest sizes of the new FlexCam. Petzl is still working on theirs. If I know Petzl, they're going to do a great job and be really nice. Seth Murray, the guy who invented the design is now our Product Engineer at Trango."
Yeah they are totally fine. I had two apparently waaaay back, but never really used them.

I think they might have an ad in "Front Range Freaks". SPLITTER!
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