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Metolius Ultralight Master Cam

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    Details

    Lives up to its name.

    New to Metolius, the Ultralight Master Cam takes the weight off alpinists and trad climbers. These cams are 40% lighter than most cams, and their lobes use stops for extra security in cracks. The lobes also have Range Finders with green-to-red dots along the sides that assist your placements. Color-coded by size, the Ultralight Master Cam is easy to find on your rack so you can plug and send. Metolius made it easy for you to replace the Monster Sling after a few seasons.

    • 40% lighter than conventional cams
    • CNC machined cam lobes with stops
    • Range Finder
    • Color-coded trigger, thumb, and webbing
    • Monster Sling
    • Item #MET001X

    Tech Specs

    Placement Range
    [00] 0.34 - 0.47 in, [0] 0.39 - 0.59 in, [1] 0.49 - 0.71 in, [2] 0.62 - 0.89 in, [3] 0.74 - 1.07 in, [4] 0.93 - 1.32 in, [5] 1.01 - 1.56 in, [6] 1.28 - 1.89 in, [7] 1.57 - 2.26 in, [8] 1.91 - 2.81 in
    Strength
    [00, 0] 5 kN, [1] 8 kN, [2-10] 10 kN
    Cam Lobes
    4
    Axle
    single
    Stem
    single
    Includes
    Monster Sling webbing
    Claimed Weight
    [00] 1.6 oz, [0] 1.6 oz, [1] 1.8 oz, [2] 1.9 oz, [3] 2.3 oz, [4] 2.6 oz, [5] 3 oz, [6] 3.3 oz, [7] 3.9 oz, [8] 4.5 oz
    Recommended Use
    climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

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    Ultralight Cams

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I bought a full set of these cams this past summer. I used them about 8 times. They place well, super light weight and no big deal without the thumb loop. I was out a month ago on a multi pitch climb and reached for my # 1 and found that the retraction cable had pulled out. No big deal, just disappointed about the quality. When I got back home I called warranty dept. and spoke to a customer service person. I explained the problem and their response was no big deal, just send it back. As I questioned this person they said they had a batch of glue that was found defective. They had problems with the 4 smallest sizes and to send the other three back and they will re do the cables on all four cams at no charge. It' nice to know that they stand behind their product, after the fact. Maybe a reason for a recall ? So I rushed them off and after a week I once again called to see if they got them. They got them and I was told that it would be two weeks in the shop. It's been three weeks and I'm still waiting. I just hope I get them before ice season starts. I would have been more upset if this was in May. Great product but overall concerned about quality issues, longevity of product , and customer service. Would this glue issue be a reason for product recall ?




    Lighter loads.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    It sure is nice having a rack full of Metolius Ultralight Master Cams packed away for long approaches. Not only do these beauties live up to their ultralight name, they're also slimmer and more compact so I can pack a couple more beers for the descent. Although lighter and more compact, the ultralights don't deserve a full five stars (IMO) because the design suffered ergonomics. The lack of a thumb loop takes a while to get used to, and I feel like the head angle exacerbates cleaning ever so slightly.

    Great cams

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Lovin these cams. Pretty light and the camming action is really nice. I used to use black diamond exclusively but made the switch to these. I wish they made larger sizes so that I wouldn't have carry the black diamond #4/5/6 when needed. The #9 metolius can sometimes be a tiny bit too small for cracks I normally used the black diamond #3 for.

    No complaints

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    So With black diamond seeming to be the standard for cams I was a little hesitant about going to Metolius. However having an opernuinty to get some UL cams at this kind of price was too good to pass up. I've used the these cam quite a bit lately and absolutely love them. They place extremely well and the lighter weight is awesome.. Honestly i can't believe i am saying this.. but i am finding myself reaching for the Metolius cams over the BD cams. I have loved being able to use Metolius cams side by side with BD cams as they compliment each other very very well.



    For a size comparision the the yellow # 2 BD cam pretty much the exact same size as the Light blue # 7 Metolius cam.

    No complaints

    Great upgrade

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    New to trad climbing but Ive always disliked the older mastercams triggers and wiring. With the newer, single wire, moveable sling, and light weight, I think theyve made a major upgrade for the better. The new teeth pattern is also supposed to grip more but I dont have much experience to compare that feature.

    The Age of UL Cam

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I'll start by saying I've been using the original Metolius Master Cams for a few years and still have a set (and love them). But the new Metolius UL Master cams....dang. I think the guys at Metolius did a really nice job with the update.

    Build a Rack:
    If you've got questions about how these cams might work for your area or rack, let me know. Or if you want some assistance working through all the pieces of gear there are to choose from, definitely let me know.

    Weight:
    They claim 25% lighter on average. Anytime I can drop some weight from my rack, I call that a success. Especially since my intent for these is for alpine climbs and climbs that require a longer approach.

    #5 and #6:
    On the original Metolius Master Cams, the #5 was a little "sticky" and the #6 was wicked "sticky" but that was something you just got use to. The action on the new Metolius UL Master cams, is much smoother and the #5 and #6 are very smooth.

    New Sizes:
    The new #7 and #8 are sweet. I'm pretty happy to see that Metolius decided to make these two sizes as it means I can take out just my UL Master cams on a route and climb on them as opposed to needing to grab my #2 and #3 C4.

    Questions:
    Feel free to send your questions to me or if you'd like to chat about building a rack.

    Still great cams, great new design

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    We reviewed these on ClimbingReport.com, some changes to be aware of, but mostly great new design. Full report here - http://www.climbingreport.com/gear-reviews/metolius-ultralight-mastercam-review/

    Stiffer Stem on the UL #5

    If you've got questions about the new UL Master Cams from Metolius, feel free to send them my way.



    Or if you want to chat about how these would be a good set for your trad rack, feel free to hit me up as well.



    Jared D.

    Expert Gearhead

    801.736.4336

    jdowns@backcountry.com

    Stiffer Stem on the UL #5

    Stiffer Stem on the UL #6

    If you've got questions about the new UL Master Cams from Metolius, feel free to send them my way.



    Or if you want to chat about how these would be a good set for your trad rack, feel free to hit me up as well.



    Jared D.

    Expert Gearhead

    801.736.4336

    jdowns@backcountry.com

    Stiffer Stem on the UL #6

    Stoked on the #7

    If you've got questions about the new UL Master Cams from Metolius, feel free to send them my way.



    Or if you want to chat about how these would be a good set for your trad rack, feel free to hit me up as well.



    Jared D.

    Expert Gearhead

    801.736.4336

    jdowns@backcountry.com

    Stoked on the #7

    It's rad that Metolius made a #8

    If you've got questions about the new UL Master Cams from Metolius, feel free to send them my way.



    Or if you want to chat about how these would be a good set for your trad rack, feel free to hit me up as well.



    Jared D.

    Expert Gearhead

    801.736.4336

    jdowns@backcountry.com

    It's rad that Metolius made a #8

    With the old master cams, the #6 was essentially unusable since the stem was too flexible for it length. So when pulling the cam trigger, the stem would just flop over instead instead of retracting the cam lobes. Is this still an issue in #6 and larger?

    Here is the same problem illustrated with a .75 X4:

    https://www.mountainproject.com/images/97/42/110499742_large_271308.jpg

    Vincent,

    Totally valid question! So Metolius put a thicker stem on the #5 and #6 to make the action smoother on the cams. It is a noticeable difference when comparing the old #6 to the UL #6.

    I'll get some pictures and comparisons posted for you.

    Shoot me an email anytime you have questions!

    Jared D.
    Expert Gearhead
    801.736.4336
    jdowns@backcountry.com

    Is the #7 the same size as the wild country helium #3.5? I can't find a 3.5 helium anywhere so I'm looking to complete my doubles rack with something of a similar range

    The purple cam shown in the picture as a #8 light purple cam doesn't seem to be the right picture. Shouldn't the #8 be the largest of this set not a small piece like the one shown?