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Metolius Ultralight Offset TCU

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Essential equipment for hard-to-protect cracks.

For flaring cracks and tricky pin scars (Yosemite anyone?), the Metolius Ultralight Offset TCU literally fills in the gaps where other protection just won’t fit. The offset construction consists of two smaller lobes and one larger one, along with Metolius’ Direct Axle Technology, which makes for lower weight and easier placements.
  • Offset cams fit in flaring placements and pin scars
  • Minimalist design and CNC machining reduces weight to the absolute minimum
  • The color-coded cable and sling let you know which sizes each offset crosses
  • The slings, made from Dyneema, lower weight and reduce bulk without sacrificing strength
  • The cam-lobe range finder shows you when your placement is spot on
  • See sizing chart for specifics on range, strength, and weight
  • Made, inspected, and proof-tested in Bend, Oregon
  • Item #MET0281

Tech Specs

see sizing chart
see sizing chart
Cam Lobes
Cam Stops
Cams Included
Claimed Weight
see sizing chart
Recommended Use
hard trad climbing, aid climbing
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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eh... not bad but not great

    Solid cams, hoever, I would go with the Offset Masters or find some aliens!

    I agree. The offset Master's have a more narrow head than these 3 cam units. Still, get what you can, when you can. These are great, and work particularly well in Yosemite. If you can't find the Offset Masters or Aliens, these are great. I had these before the Masters were available and I thouht they were great. So now that there are better cams, are these no longer great? Nope, still great. Though, I had powercams and then these offsets...I think U stem style cams are going the way of the buffalo...(single stem tend to be more flexible and walk less, have a more narrow head). I just got my first mastercam and it definitely makes all of my other metolius U style cams look silly.

    Would I be in error starting with a set...

    Would I be in error starting with a set of these and adding to them, Master Cams or Trango, BD etc.? Or anything I should consider as a risk?

    The weight and wide range of each TCU seems desirable for maximizing utility and avoiding being weighed down by metal.

    Best Answer

    It would depend on where you climb the most often. If you are climbing in a place with a lot of horizontal placements or wandering routes that will load these over edges I would look to single stem flexible cams instead. These do not rebound very well if you load them over an edge like when you are aid climbing or falling on horizontal placements. They stay bent. For free climbing in vertical cracks they are really nice and have a great action to the trigger. They fit in a lot of placements where other stuff doesn't work. They are a good complement to a rack but I would not personally base my whole rack on them (unless I only climbed at crags that don't have any of the issues I mentioned above).