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Comments by tim (2)

Article: Link Cam Editorial Review
It's true, they rule. Every partner of mine that's tried them has discovered that they are, in fact ,the all-time panic and alpine piece. They cost a hell of a lot, but eventually I suspect that most people will find it worth the pain to have a pair of these things on their rack.

Article: Link Cam Editorial Review
The reasoning for having them as an "alpine piece" is simple -- over the course of 20-30 pitches, where you're taking maybe a few cams and a set of nuts as protection, the weight of these is canceled out by the fact that you can replace 4 or 5 cam sizes (camalot cam sizes, for example) with a link cam. They're really good at what they do well, although they're certainly not a replacement for a full trad rack on the sorts of routes where you actually place all your cams.