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Description

Time-tested cams you can count on.

No trad or aid rack is complete without a full set of time-tested Metolius Master Cams. CNC machined from high-grade aluminum for maximum precision, Master Cams utilize an optimized camming angle for greater holding power and have an integrated range finder that quickly tells you if you've chosen the right cam size for the placement.

  • CNC machined from 7075-T6 aluminum for maximum strength and precision
  • Set of 8 camming devices covers a range between 0.34 and 1.89 inches
  • Flexible single stem design and narrow head width make the Master Cam ideal for a wide range of placements
  • Integrated range finder allows you to quickly see if you've chosen the right cam for the placement
  • Optimized cam angle provides greater holding power
  • Slung with 13mm Monster slings (combination of nylon and Dyneema)
  • Color-coded slings and tubing allow for quick size identification when you're pumping out
  • Inspected, tested, and built by hand in Bend, Oregon

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4 5

A strong contender

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

When things get thin... real thin... the mastercam fills the void formerly left by the beloved alien. I still prefer the mastercam for most things. While it lacks the legendary low-profile of the alien, it has cam stops. I've never actually placed a cam that NEEDED those cam stops, but they make me happy.

The trigger cables are kevlar, which is brilliant because I'm one to stuff my gear into my backpack and throw a couple beers on top for good measure. As a result, I've replaced a few trigger wires.

Placement is easy due to the excellent ergonomics. I feel like Nurse Ratchet giving Tonto a lethal injection with one of these. And the tape sling gives a little extra room to girth hitch a sling for stubborn shallow placements.

Now here's what I don't like about them. I've taken a few falls on the larger pieces. The slight kink in the main stem has a strange effect on the cam lobes. Thoey get all katiwompus, one side is perpendicular to the stem while the other set of lobes is rotated at a 30 degree angle. No other cam seems to have this problem, and I notice it's much more prevalent on the larger sizes (red and up.)

I also don't appreciate the solid lobes. Getting those stubborn pieces out sometimes requires a little finesse with the ol' nut tool. With no 'speed holes' to hook into, extracting someone else's booty can be a bit of a chore.

The useless 'rangefinder' feature features pretty colors, which is fun to look at while you come to the terrifying realization that a rangefinder doesn't make up for the fact that you have no clue what you're doing placing gear in the first place.

Overall, these make up the majority of my gear under Camalot c4 .75. I use them, I swear by them, and I swear at some of the larger pieces on occasion.

If you're rich, buy the x4s. If you're a regular joe, pick up some of these and maybe a blue alien for street cred.

Full Rack

Full Rack

Full set of Master Cams to compliment a double rack of C4's

Jared D.
Expert Gearhead
800.409.4502 ext 4055
jdowns@backcountry.com

Full Master Cam Package

Full Master Cam Package

These are the perfect compliment to a package of BD's C4's.

At times I've found a C4 either to be too big or too small for a certain placement. When this happens I always turn to my Master Cams and every time, the Master Cam has fit the crack absolutely perfectly.

Jared D.
Expert Gearhead
800.409.4502 ext 4055
jdowns@backcountry.com

Trigger Detail

Trigger Detail

Jared D.
Expert Gearhead
800.409.4502 ext 4055
jdowns@backcountry.com

MADE IN THE USA!!!!!!!!!

MADE IN THE USA!!!!!!!!!

This craftsmanship is drool worthy. And they place nicely.

Jared D.
Expert Gearhead
800.409.4502 ext 4055
jdowns@backcountry.com

Details

Details

Jared D.
Expert Gearhead
800.409.4502 ext 4055
jdowns@backcountry.com

Close up of the color coded system

Close up of the color coded system

Jared D.
Expert Gearhead
800.409.4502 ext 4055
jdowns@backcountry.com

The range of the #6

The range of the #6

Jared D.
Expert Gearhead
800.409.4502 ext 4055
jdowns@backcountry.com

A little flex in the #6 Master Cam

A little flex in the #6 Master Cam

I love these cams, the only negative is the flex I some times get in the #6

For this photo I just forced it to flex to demonstrate what occasionally happens. The stem on the #6 could be a little shorter in my opinion.

Jared D.
Expert Gearhead
800.409.4502 ext 4055
jdowns@backcountry.com

5 5

Stellar

You won't regret buying these guys. These do great as a compliment to a larger set off cams, for those smaller cracks. For reference the metolius number 6 (dark green, largest in this set) pretty much the exact same size as the Black diamond C4 #1, I prefer the action on these to black diamond C4's. I haven't had any experience with the C3's though. One thing you should know though, On the smaller smaller ones, sometimes the trigger can get in the way of putting the cam as deep as you'd want to go.

4 5

Great Small Crack Cam

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I am building up my rack and recently purchased this set to compliment my C4s and my partners TCUs. I love placing these cams, especially the yellow through red. They are solid, place easily, fit into awkward and small spots and fill in the gaps well where the smaller C4s don't quite work. The flexible stem is fantastic on every piece but the 6. It's floppy and really awkward to place.

Ok, I'm finally getting the funds to build...

Ok, I'm finally getting the funds to build my own rack, the first thing I went for was two sets of nuts, then the C4 camalots for the large to mid range cams, but for the small cams im torn on what to get. Whats better for the smaller cracks and which do you use more often, the x4's, c3's, or metolius mastercams (what worries me about the mastercams is they dont have the beads over the cable like the x4's and may wear out faster)?

Best Answer Responded on

I recently had the same dilemma. I had narrowed it down to fixe aliens or x4s due to the flexible stem and "short head". I ended up going with the x4s and I I'm very satisfied with the choice. I must add, however, that I do not place my cams over edges or in "tricky spots" like I had imagined I might - although the flexible/sheathed stem inspires confidence and provides more dynamic placement options, its not exactly a "durability" issue. I can't say I won't double up on x4s in the near future, as I already see a need, but I have considered filling out the space in my rack with cheaper and only slightly less versitile master cams. The gear struggle never ends my friend, but why should I complain - first wold problems are so tough? Good luck my man!

5 5

Great Cam

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bought the 0, 1, and 2 to compliment my BD C3's and it was a good decision. Metolius makes some killer cams. If you buy this package, you'll be very happy!