Metolius Ultralight TCU

Specs

Size 00 Size 0 Size 1 Size 2 Size 3 Size 4 Set of 1-4 Full Set
Weight 1.4 oz 1.5 oz 1.8 oz 2.0 oz 2.1 oz 2.4 oz 8.3 oz 11.2 oz
Dimensions 0.34 - 0.47 in 0.39 - 0.59 in 0.49 - 0.71 in 0.62 - 0.89 in 0.74 - 1.04 in 0.93 - 1.32 in 0.49 - 1.32 in 0.34 - 1.32 in
Strength 5 kN 5 kN 8 kN 10 kN 10 kN 10 kN - -
Price $59.95 USD $59.95 USD $59.95 USD $59.95 USD $59.95 USD $59.95 USD $215.80 USD $323.75 USD

Manufacturer's Description

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Retailers' Descriptions

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By going direct to the axle (D.A.T.) Metolius has made the world's best selling mini cam even lighter and more versatile. This new technology makes the Metolius Ultralight TCU's the lightest units in the world. The design is focused on holding power, and they do this with their optimized cam angle for more outward force and wider cam faces for more grip. The Range Finder system makes them easier and safer to place than ever. A must have piece for free climbing, aid routes and alpine climbing.

- CampSaver.com

On free, alpine or aid routes, these ultralight TCU cams feature Direct Axle Technology(TM) for awesome performance and weight savings.

- REI

Climbers love TCU's for their reduced weight, tenacious grip, thin seams, old pin scars, and easy placement in cracks. Metolius has maximized holding power in the TCU by optimizing cam angle and widening the cam face for greater surface area. While the range might be lower than other cams, their weight, versatility, and reliable function have earned them a place in most racks. CNC machined 7075 T-6 aluminum with machined cam stops; 25% lighter than older TCUs. Direct Axle Technology makes Ultralight TCUs lightweight, allows for more placement options, and simplifies tricky placements due to better cam lobe visibility. Optimized cam angle for more outward force; wider cam faces for more grip; reduces the chance of failure due to rock breakage. Range Finder markings tell you at a glance if you've chosen the right size cam for the placement. U-shaped body for greater durability and unparalleled control during placement and retraction. 13 mm Dyneema sling is lighter and less bulky. Narrow head width for the most placement options; ideal aid-climbing piece. Color-coded sewn slings and tubing allow for fast recognition (#00 Grey, #0 Purple, #1 Blue, #2 Yellow, #3 Orange, #4 Red). Follow all manufacturers instructions; strength is dependent on proper placement, rock strength, depth, and direction of fall. Hand built, inspected, and individually proof tested in Bend, Oregon

- EMS

Metolius Rock Climbing Ultralight TCU Cam - The Ultralight TCU Cam by Metolius is the world's best-selling mini cam. The narrow head width allows for more placement options in shallow, narrow, or bottoming placements and better cam lobe visibility makes tricky placements easier as well, especially in the small sizes. A Range Finder tells you at a glance if you've chosen the right size cam for the placement, while the wider cam faces and optimized cam angle offer more grip and increased holding power. CNC machined for much greater precision than stamped or extruded cams the u-shaped body offers greater durability and unparalleled control during placement and retraction. Plus they carry CE and UIAA certification, which are baseline safety standards climbers have come to expect. So, the next time you come upon a pin scar or flaring crack, don't forget to use the Ultralight TCU Cam by Metolius.

- Outdoorplay