Review by: sgorman, 2004-11-10
As the others have said, a bomber hex placement is generally very comforting, however it's not always so easy to place these hexes. And, I would argue, whether or not you trust cams more or less than hexes, cams are MUCH easier to place. On bumpy granite, for example, hexes do not mold to the shape of the crystals sticking out from the rock like cams do, thus they can be very unstable if not on smooth rock. They are probably much better in horizontal cracks than vertical, but I'll be honest, mine usually stay at the bottom of the climb, so they haven't gotten alot of use. These are a good set of protection to have, for anchors and whatnot, but I've never found them easy to place on lead.