Omega Pacific Link Cam

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The larger (gold) LinkCam has quickly become an indispensable…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $80

The larger (gold) LinkCam has quickly become an indispensable piece on my rack. Its range runs from all of .75, #1 & #2 Camalot as well as much of a .5; while heavy for a single cam, it weighs less than any of those two combined.

Uses:

It's absolutely the ticket on pitches where you need a few pieces from a wide range of sizes. Rather than doubling up on all sizes, take one of each and a LinkCam. Note: save the LinkCam to you have to use it.

It's a great desperation piece, in hard to hang on, hard to gauge the size situations.

It's a superior piece for blind placements as its large range makes it much more likely to be securely placed in such situations.

Disadvantages: heavy, expensive and has a lot of working parts and thus could be relatively fragile, though I've encountered no such problems.

Note: the smaller size (red) does not seem nearly as worthwhile as the larger as it covers a considerably smaller range.

Wish list: A larger size?

Manufacturer's Description

Visit Omega Pacific's Link Cam page.

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In 1977, the world was introduced to the first active-protection devices and ever since, protecting hard climbs hasnt been the same. Although many companies have entered into the market with their own versions of the original design, there hasnt really been a big jump in camming technology since that first offering almost thirty years ago. Take a look at what a true leap forward finally looks like ... The Omega Pacific Link Cam. Its a revolutionary concept from legendary Greg Lowe and operates on the simple design that a cam lobe can be trisected and linked so that as the cam is retracted, the lobe unfolds and permits an amazing range for a unit of its size. Utilizing a reliable, single-axle design, our cam lobes substantially exceed the closest competitions range. With a camming ratio of over 2.5:1, theres nothing close to the Link Cam on the market today. The Link Cam #1, for instance, covers the same range as up to four of our competitors cams! That extended range means you can leave the ground with fewer pieces on your rack. No more doubling up on pieces you think you "might" need if youre unsure where, exactly, youll need doubles of one particular piece. For backcountry climbers, it means packing in less gear. For relatively easy routes requiring only a few pieces here and there, Link Cams will be the odds-on favorite. And as a "crux piece" theres nothing like it: pumped, arms failing, not-really-in-the-mood-to-fiddle-with-gear ... grab your Link Cam. Place it. Relax. Mechanically-speaking, Link Cams are as innovative as the concept behind their design. Built with a hybrid blend of materials and advanced MIM process, Link Cams are the most sophisticated and modern camming devices in the world. The two, inner links on each lobe unit are built with a very new (and very expensive) process known as Metal-Injection-Molding which permits us to create detailed, precision pieceswith the strength of machined parts and are made from 17-4 aircraft stainless steel. The outer link is machined from 7000-series aluminum alloy.

- CampSaver.com

Omega Pacific's revolutionary Link Cam can help you minimize your rack and maximize your potential.

- REI

The Omega Pacific Link Cam features tri-sected lobes allow these cams to fit into a huge range of placements. Reach for the Link Cam at the crux when you can't waste time fiddling with gear from your rack Tri-sected lobes increase the amount of cam lobe touching the rock for a solid, stable placement Awesome for pump crux moments and anchors 2.5:1 camming ratio to provide more range per size Single-axle design helps cut down on walking and allows for good functionality in horizontal placements Field-replacable trigger cables Durable 17-4 stainless steel inner links 7000-series aluminum outer links 13.5deg constant cam angle for increased holding power in all types of stone CE/UIAA certified Made in the USA

- OMCgear

Omega Pacific Link CamsFor supreme performance, purchase the Omega Pacific Link Cams. If you enjoy adventure and climbing outdoors, the Omega link cams are ideal for you. Its sturdy construction ensures long-term use while providing you with complete security, even when climbing the steepest mountains. You can rest assure that these link cams are designed for your convenience, featuring a single-axle design, with a camming ratio of over 2,5:1, to deliver impressive and durable performance. This device stands out from the others, offering more range per size, than your average spring-loaded camming device. This product is built with a dependable blend of hybrid materials, to offer high-grade performance, for every occasion. It has advanced MIM process that features high-grade technology, which makes this Omega product, a durable acquisition for any professional or amateur sportsman. This product is CE/UIAA certified, so you can rest assured, that your money was well spent. Buy the new Omega Pacific Link Cams and have fun with complete security.

- SunnySports