/ Tri cams for winter
They're great in icy cracks and just in general, I use the cheap Viamont tri-cams which unfortunately can't really be placed passively due to the orientation of the wire, but I rarely feel bad about hammering the crap out of them.
The wired Viamont cams can be a little fiddly to place with big gloves, especially the smaller sizes and I can't speak for Camp tri-cams, although they have the added benefit of being designed to be placed passively too!
There's also something satisfyingly comforting about a well set tricam.
Camp tri-cams are great. They can be very reliable where nothing else will work (usually icy parallel cracks). Worth still taking a few cams though.
They are fiddly to place but definitely worthwhile.
As mike has mentioned, you'll get great placements with them that you won't get with any other piece of kit! First bit of kit on my winter rack.
more versatile & cheaper than cams, tho I'll pgobably get lynched for saying so!! ;-)
Tri cams are excellent - especially when stiffened so they can be placed one-handed.
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