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Link Cam 1-2

Link Cam 1-2

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Link Cam 1-2

Manufacturer: Omega Pacific

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 - 5 Votes


Page By: Dan Dalton

Created/Edited: Feb 2, 2007 / Feb 2, 2007

Object ID: 2488

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Product Description

Conceptualized by the legendary Greg Lowe, Omega Pacific’s revolutionary new Link Cams operate on a simple design that permits an amazing range for a unit of its size. With a camming ratio of over 2.5 to 1, Link Cams cover a range of up to four times the range of other cams on the market!


By trisecting and linking the cam lobe the Link Cam can retract and unfold to an incredible range - meaning you can leave the ground with fewer pieces on your rack
Excellent for backcountry climbers, Link Cams allow you to carry less gear with their broad camming range
Increased surface contact between the retracted cam and rock means these cams will “walk” less, thereby providing a more secure placement
Built through a process known as Metal-Injection-Molding, Omega Pacific is able to create detailed, precision pieces with the strength of machined parts
The exclusive range eliminates the need for offset cams in flared cracks and the constant 13.5 degree cam angle delivers this range without sacrificing holding power


Size Color Range(mm / in) Strength(kN) Weight(gm)
1 red 21.1 - 53.3 / .83 - 2.10 14 176
2 gold 25.4 - 64 / .96 - 2.51 14 207



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SheetsUltimate Crux Piece

Hasn't voted

These are my favorite cams when one encounters a particular difficult section of rock. Their range of placement is amazing as well as their secureness--even in marginal placements. When doubling up on cams I would seriously consider getting the pair.
Posted Feb 13, 2007 2:45 am


Voted 5/5

I recommend picking one of these up, awesome piece for a quick plug on difficult terrain or to save for building an anchor. The size difference between the two is minimal, I found that owning just one is good enough. I have the larger (orange) one because it has the largest range. They occasionally have their shining moments when they fit irregular rock where other cams just don't feel as secure. The price and weight are obvious cons, but if you can manage to find one on sale give it a try.
Posted Mar 16, 2007 10:02 pm

rasgoatI like it

Voted 5/5

I took dleighto's advice from the above post and purchased athe larger size (on sale). I think the peice holds very well and walks less than other brands. the versatility is great, I just leave it on my harness until I need it for a belay station or tough move.

I will probably get the smaller one too.
Posted Jul 24, 2007 10:16 pm

hundyCan not wait to try it.

Voted 5/5

I have purchased both, I have not had a chance to use them as of yet. That being said, I cannot wait for the chance to use one. I have read nothing but good things about Cams, I look forward to the climb, that gives me the chance to use one.
Posted Sep 25, 2007 5:41 pm

hundyCheck your link cams

Voted 5/5

I have both Link cams #1 and #2, I really like them a-lot. For the most part they are safe and great, however, Omega Pacific has issued a warning on the Link Cams. They had one fail after field use. Omega Pacific stresses that this is rare and they have issued guidelines on how to check you link cams. You can check on this website.


Good luck, they stress it is rare, but you should check anyway to be safe.

Posted Oct 11, 2007 9:42 pm

Dow Williamsoriginally a naysayer

Voted 5/5

but now huge fan. At first I didn't grasp the concept and what they were trying to achieve. As mostly a technical alpine climber, I saw the cams as too heavy which offset the range advantage. But as I came to understood they were only going to make a few as truly a supplement to your rack, I got it. Very nice. I reach for them all the time. Really solid product, actually allows you to take less into the backcountry at the end of the day.
Posted Nov 13, 2008 12:53 pm

Dow Williamsupdate

Voted 5/5

Know how to place them, know their range. I had a partner who stuck the #2 in a .5" crack. Yes, they cam down to their core, but you will not get them out. Just like all cams, you stick them that tight, they are not safe pro either. Know their range. They now have a .75 and .5. That .5 is excellent for a variable piece to supplement your .3, .4 and .5. This will end up being one of the most used pieces on my rack as I don't always carry double those sizes.
Posted Apr 6, 2009 8:44 pm

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