Written April 25, 2020 - shared on Facebook.
A few months ago the climbing company Omega Pacific announced it was closing and producing no more products. It was a shock since Omega Pacific has been a strong name in the climbing world for years, founded in 1982. Out of total surprise I received a text from Omega Pacific mentioning that they have a bunch of items that they didn’t know what to do with, but the Karabin Museum came to mind and stuff got boxed up and now items reside in the museum. So when opening the boxes I noticed suddenly a bright glow, and then there was harp music. Items received are some of the prototypes the Omega Pacific engineers created as they tweaked the climbing gear designs to perfection.
Showing the Omega Pacific Link Cam progression. The Link Cam is like a regular cam that suddenly transforms to like some gadget out of the Matrix! Link Cams are a engineering masterpiece! For sure a true work of art! The Link Cam was first shown to the public in the 2005 Omega Pacific catalog showing two sizes red and yellow, but these were still in the testing process. Finally in 2007 the Link Cam was available to the public. Two years later two smaller Link Cam sizes purple and green were created.
I received two sets of the Link Cam prototypes. The extra set I sent to Stephane Pennequin of the NutsMuseum in Corsica.
Big THANKS THANKS THANKS again Omega Pacific!
(Note: 5/2022 It has been announced that Omega Pacific is back in business.)