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

Here's what other sites are saying:

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

- REI

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

The Metolius TCUs are great for both alpine and free climbing where weight is a critical factor. Aid climbers also love 'em because their narrow head width allows them to fit so many placements that other cams won't, like shallow seams, pockets and pin scars. -- Narrow head width for the most placement options-- Range Finder color codes gives you feedback; easier and safer placements-- Direct Axle Technology(TM) (DAT(TM)) joins the axle with the U-stem, enabling the TCU to fit in to shallower placements and reduces weight-- The U-shaped body offers greater durability than single-stem units and unparalleled control during placement and retraction-- Stay organized with color-coded sewn slings and tubing-- CNC machined for much greater precision than stamped or extruded cams-- Constructed of 7075-T6 aluminum-- CE/UIAA certified-- Hand built, inspected and individually proof tested in Bend, Oregon-- The free set includes four cams, #1 thru #4

- OMCgear

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