CMI® Small Ultrascenders have a new ergonomically designed safety mechanism which is integrated into the handle channel for maximum ease of use in those long "over the lip" stretches. There's a new thumb notch in the cam top to simplify full cam retraction, and a new molded handgrip for maximum comfort on those long pulls. The cams are 4140 chrome-moly steel. This high strength material allows us to impart a new, patented, non-metallic finish to the cams. The new finish gives the cams the same corrosion resistance as stainless steel yet increases both the tensile and yield strength. Additionally, the new finish is harder than the best knife blades or files, which allows CMI to guarantee our cams against wear out for life.