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Metolius Ultralight TCU

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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

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. Designed for great performance when alpine, aid or free climbing, the Metolius Ultralight TCU is lightweight and has a narrow head width that allows them to fit where other cams won't. Narrow head width for the most placement options Range Finder color codes let you know that you've chosen the right size cam for the placement Direct Axle Technology(TM) (DAT(TM)) joins the axle with the U-stem, this fusion offers narrow head width 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 Unique cam shape and angle exerts force in a more outward stance than other brands Wide cam faces offers better grip and more surface area 13 mm Dyneema slings Stay organized with color-coded sewn slings and tubing CNC machine 7075-T6 aluminum offers greater precision than stamped or extruded cams CE/UIAA certified Includes free Metolius Cam Lube Hand built, inspected and individually proof tested in Bend, Oregon This set includes all six cams, #00 thru #4

- OMCgear

Climbers love TCU's for their reduced weight, tenacious grip, and easy placement in cracks, thin seams, and old pin scars. 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. Ranger Finder markings on #2, #3, and #4, tell you at a glance if you've chosen the right size cam for the placement.


On free, alpine or aid routes, these ultralight TCU cams feature Direct Axle Technology(TM) for awesome performance and weight savings. Direct Axle Technology allows greater placement options in shallow, narrow or bottoming rock features. Also makes tricky placements easier due to better cam lobe visibility, especially in the smaller sizes. New Range Finder markings eliminate guess work: Green Zone for go, Yellow Zone for caution or trade up sizes and Red Zone for stop! U-shaped body provides greater durability and better control during placement and retraction. Durable, flexible, stainless-steel cable body with long-wearing trigger slides are lightweight, strong and allow easy placement. Split-wire triggers with knurled trigger bars allow you to use one, two or three fingers--or even gloved hands. Features three, wide CNC machined 0.25 in. cams of super-durable 7075-T6 aluminum. Machined cam stops and radiused teeth increase cam durability and holding power; optimized cam angle applies more outward force. Lightweight Dyneema nylon slings are color-coded for quick, easy identification and less bulky than standard nylon slings.


Metolius Ultralight TCU

currently retails for:
$49.50 - $342.00
MSRP: $59.95

where to buy:


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