I found this video… The climber in the video is very frustrated… I suggest you watch the whole video as it is very informative, but the main point is: If you order climbing gear online, you expect it to be packaged safely. Climbing gear, cams specifically, are very fragile. They should be individually packed in foam in such a way that there is no movement, and no metal on metal touching. Receiving a package with 2 or more cams touching basically calls in to question their integrity. What is your life worth? It’s impossible to know how the package was handled. For God’s sake, if you drop, scratch, or fall on a piece of gear — it should become a keychain, not something that you trust with your life.
Also…. I was not aware that Black Diamond carabiners are made in China? Not cool.. I would call for independent testing of these carabiners to make sure they have the same standards as ones made in the USA.
As always, why knot climb?