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Topic - cams for icy rock placements?

howifeel - on 18 Sep 2013
Hi,
I'm noticing rack conversations and adverts and advice for alpine routes normally now stating cams of all sizes instead of hexes and rocks.
Personally i'd be thinking that the route might not want my cams, after all it is difficult to know in advance the conditions, at least until you get to beneath it. Don't cams slip in ice?
Obviously they do, but my question is don't they deserve a lower ranking than hexes?

jimb
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