My friend gave this to me the other day and when I opened it, I had no idea what it was. I still don’t really know what it is, but I do know that it’s called a cam and you use it for rock climbing. I’m not sure that I’m going to be using it anytime soon, but I feel super hardcore because now I have one.
I’m still learning top-roping and someday I’ll learn how to sport climb. After that I’ll learn trad climbing, which is when you start using these things (right Chris?). Basically, this is used as an anchor point as you climb which you place as you go. It sounds awesome.