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Brand new from Omega Pacific is the Link Cam. It’s a revolutionary concept from the 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, Omega Pacific's Link Cam lobes exceed the closest competition’s range substantially. With a camming ratio of over 2.5:1, there’s nothing close to the Link Cam on the market today. The Link Cam #1, for instance, covers the same range as up to four 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 you’re unsure where, exactly, you’ll 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 there’s nothing like it: pumped, arms failing, not-really-in-themood- 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 Omega to create detailed, precision pieces—like casting—with the strength of machined parts and are made from 17-4 aircraft stainless steel. The outer link is machined from 7000-series aluminum alloy.
Manufacturer Omega Pacific Weight #1: 6.2 oz. / #2: 7.3 oz. Made in USA Axle Design Single Axle Stem Type Flexible Single Stem Number of Cam Lobes 4 Cam Force Rating 0.5: 8 kN
0.75: 10 kN
1.0: 14 kN
2.0: 14 kN
Material Inner Link: 7-4 aircraft stainless steel
Outer Link: 7000-series aluminum alloy
Other Features With a constant cam angle of 13.5°, they achieve their range without sacrificing holding power
With the increased surface contact between the retracted cam links and the rock, Link Cams tend to walk less than other units
The unique range eliminates the need for specialized, offset cams for flared-crack protection
The range of Link Cams provides a greater margin of safety for plug and go placements
Minimize the time spent fooling with gear—Link Cams are a perfect fit
For Big Wall speed ascents, attach Link Cams to aiders and see how much time you trim
0.5: 13.5 - 35.0 mm / .53 - 1.38 in.
0.75: 17.8 - 44.5 mm / .70 - 1.75 in.
1.0: 21.1 - 53.3 mm / .83 - 2.10 in.
2.0: 25.4 - 64 mm / .96 - 2.51 in.
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