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.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

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

- REI

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

The Omega Pacific Link Cam uses a one-of-a-kind triple-axle design to provide a greater expansion range than any other camming device on the market. Perhaps even more impressive is that these cams keep a consistent angle throughout their range so holding power isn't compromised at either end of the spectrum. In addition to the triple axles, these cams also include camstops to provide extra security on tipped-out placements. Omega Pacific used crossed trigger wires to reduce bulk near the top of the cam, which allows you to frig in pro where nothing else would work. A single-stem design and a nice wide trigger profile make this cam easy to place when you're cruxing. After all, what good is gear if you can't get it in the crack'

- Backcountry.com

Omega Pacific Link Cams Mechanicallyspeaking 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 MetalInjection Molding which permits us to create detailed precision piecesmdashlike castingmdashwith the strength of machined parts and are made from 174 aircraft stainless steel The outer link is machined from 7000series aluminum alloy Other benefits abound bull With a constant cam angle of 135deg we achieve our range without sacrificing holding power bull With the increased surface contact between the retracted cam links and the rock Link Cams tend to ldquowalkrdquo less than other units bull The unique range eliminates the need for specialized ldquooffset camsrdquo for flaredcrack protection bull The range of Link Cams provides a greater margin of safety for ldquoplug and gordquo placements bull Minimize the time spent fooling with gearmdashLink Cams are a perfect fit bull For Big Wall speed ascents attach Link Cams to aiders and see how much time you trim Note that this item of climbing safety equipment is nonreturnable Please call us toll free at 8772368428 or email bentgatebentgatecom with any questions

- Bentgate.com