The Omega Pacific Link Cam is 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, the 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 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 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.
With a constant cam angle of 13.5, they achieve 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!