“Alien” born in 1980s in America. The original company CCH (Colorado Custom Hardware) was founded by David Waggoner.
Like many great ideas “alien” started in David’s garage in Durango.
David envisioned a cam that helped eliminate the usage of pitons. The Alien Hybrid cams ability to protect piton scars and flared cracks not only made climbing much safer, faster and easier it helped establish “clean climbing” as the end goal and revolutionized the cam industry.
The result was the Alien product line, based on simplicity, usability and designed to allow the user to make repairs and maintain their cams.