Wild Country introduced Friends, the first modern spring-loaded camming device, back in 1977. They’re now releasing the new Zero Friend, a single-axle design destined for smaller cracks.
The well-crafted camming units are composed entirely of metal, except for the vinyl coating on the thumb loop. Like many new cams, the lobe edges are textured and free of anodizing. The 0.1 and 0.2 measure 28.1 mm wide and the larger sizes are 29.9 mm. That makes them more narrow than the Black Diamond Z4 cams and Metolius Ultralight Master Cams.
The stems use metal coil springs that stay rigid enough to place them into awkward cracks. Each Zero Friend has an extended Dynemma sling and the colour coding matches the Camalots. A set includes: 0.1 red, 0.2 yellow, 0.3 blue, 0.4 silver, 0.5 purple, and 0.75 green.
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The alloy used in the Zero Friends is softer than that in the original Friends, offering better purchase. You can expect quick and clean action when placing them and have confidence in their ability to protect a fall.
Wild Country said: “Introducing the new Zeros for solid holding power in small placements. The ultimate weapon for thin cracks, pockets or pin scars on cutting-edge climbs and extreme adventures.”
The chart below outlines the technical info for the Zero Friends and for more visit Wild Country here.