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Camp Goblin

Prototype Production
Prototype Production

Overview


Prototype
(#1810)

Front View: Closed Rear View: Closed
Front View: Closed Rear View: Closed
 
Front View: Open for Rigging Rear View: Open for Rigging
Front View: Open for Rigging Rear View: Open for Rigging

Technical Details

I acquired this Camp Goblin from Denis Pivot in 2013. It is a prototype for later production models.

My Camp Goblin (prototype) is 65 mm. long, 71 mm. wide, 29 mm. high, and weighs 272 g. The Goblin consists of an aluminum back plate, aluminum front plate, and several internal parts. There is a rocker lever on the left. This lever pivots on an 8 mm. post riveted to the rear plate. Opposite the lower end of the lever is a fixed anvil, held in place by another 8 mm. pin. The front plate pivots on this pin, swinging clockwise to open. In the closed position, a notch on the left side of the front plate engages the end of the pin supporting the rocker lever. A spring-loaded catch mounted on the front plate secures the front plate in the closed position. A latch on the lower right allows overriding the plunger.

There is another pin on the rear plate that supports another lever. One end of this lever rides against the rope, while the other has an attachment eye. A spring-loaded plunger in the anvil acts to rotate the second lever clockwise, pressing the left end against the rope. A button mounted on the anvil can be raised to lock the plunger (ascender mode) or lowered to allow it to move (fall arrest mode). The supporting pin engages a second slot in the front plate. Finally, a post and roller sit above the second lever.

There are no markings on this prototype.

Comments

Denis works at CAMP R&D and was gracious to send me this prototype. As you can see in the photographs, there are several places where the prototype was filed to provide extra clearance. That shows that the prototype was used to eliminate some "bugs" - exactly what a prototype should be used for.

There are quite a number of miscellaneous ascenders and rocker-type rope grabs that are vaguely similar, but the Climbing Technology Easy Move is arguably the most similar.


Production
(#1859, 2639)

Front View Rear View Side View
Front View Rear View Side View
 
Front View: Open for Rigging Rear View: Open for Rigging
Front View: Open for Rigging Rear View: Open for Rigging

Technical Details

I acquired my Camp Goblin from Patroller Supply in 2015. I acquired another in 2017 as part of Bob Thrun's collection.

My Camp Goblin is 86 mm. long, 75 mm. wide, 28 mm. high, and weighs 278 g.

The front is printed with the CAMP safety logo, "GOBLIN," "MADE IN ITALY," a rigging illustration, and three triangles showing the action of the button - one up-pointing triangle for the "ascender" position and both up- and down-pointing triangles for the "fall arrest" position. The rear is printed with "3 13;" "0529," "Ref.0999," "EN 12841A/B:2006," "Max 120 kg," "¤10≤ø≤11," a book-with-an-"i" icon, "EN 353-2:2002," another book-with-an-"i" icon, "Max 120 kg," "¤10.5≤ø≤11," "RESCUE", "Max 200 kg," "¤10≤ø≤11," yet another book-with-an-"i" icon, "CE0123," and a fourth book-with-an-"i" icon.

Comments

The production model is essentially identical to the prototype, but better finished.