Four of the lightest cams on the planet.
Using Direct Axle Technology, Metolius removed every unneeded scrap of material from the Ultralight Power Cam to make it as lightweight as possible while still maintaining the ultra-strong construction for which Metolius is known. CNC machining and the use of ultralight, ultra-strong Dyneema for the sling helped Metolius deliver on both counts. Continuing the tradition of safety above all else, these cams also come with a unique range-finding system that lets you know if your placement is too tight or tipped-out, or it's spot on. And if you do end up with a tippy placement, cam stops give you one last chance at a piece of gear that will hold.
- Minimalist construction and ultralight materials keep weight to a minimum
- The Power Cam's narrow head profile combined with the three-cam arrangement allows these cams to fit into very small pockets
- Once in, the range finder indicates if your placement is good or warns of over-camming
- Built-in cam stops provide extra strength in tipped-out placements
- Dyneema slings lighten these cams even further
- Click sizing chart link for range, strength, and weight info
- Hand-built and inspected in Bend, Oregon
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I built an ultralight rack using Metolius Ultralight TCU #00-#4 and Metolius Ultralight Power Cam #5-#8 sets. Power cams are light and easy to clean. Unfortunately they are not as easy to place as DMM Dragons or BD C4s. When climb a straight crack there's no big difference what to place - red Dragon/C4 or green/black Power Cam. But when placing a pro into a tight spot (e.g., when climbing a dihedral) I would prefer Dragons/C4s.
Anyway it's a great ultralight set of cams. It's a very good option to double/expand your rack.
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These cams are super light and really easy to use! These are my first cams and I couldn't be happier! The colored range finder is super helpful when learning to place cams so you know if the crack is in danger of being too big or too small for that size cam. They are lower priced than the BD C4's too.
First set of cams, new to trad
Used the larger cams on some trad routes in Colorado, didn't fall but they went in easily and the range finder made it easy to set. Used them also for building some top rope anchors and they held solid. Didn't move or slip at all and we all checked out the placements and thought they were great. I like these over C3's (haven't used C4s) the trigger mechanism feels more solid. I don't have to try to get these open, I feel the C3's took more effort.
Used these cams on some nice skinny hand cracks at the monument. Solid placements and easy to clean out. didn't get the chance to fall on them yet but I trust em. Only complaint is placing cams in the green zone tends to overcam them.
So far I love these cams, super solid feel to them, they place nice, and even on sketchy placements these seem to put me at ease. I would recommend adding these to any trad rack.
Light and smooth action and they place well!
I am fairly new to climbing so these are my first set of cams. They place extremely easily and and super light! Awesome cams!
I used these to fill out my rack that was started on a set of BD C4's. The Metolius Ultralight Power Cam set gives you the ability to double up on most sizes - only downside is that you'll need to have a slightly better eye than the C4's require due to a narrower range for the Met cams.
I'm a new leader, so running out of gear has been a problem for me, got these to supplement my c4s and aliens. they have a slightly different range then my other cams so they fit some placements better. be careful not to overcam them, they can overcam well past where you'd ever want them to be making removing them pretty difficult sometimes.
Great lightweight cams! Placed all four (#5-8) on first multipitch climb with em. Haven't taken a fall on any of them yet but they place fairly easily and seem pretty hardy. The bigger of the cams tend to walk a little bit if not set well, due to the inner lobes being relatively close together. This allows for placements in smaller cracks and pockets for smaller pieces but it seems that camalots are better for bigger cam placements. Hope it helps
I was just in Moab, UT climbing on splitter sandstone and I was climbing super hard, pulling some of the hardest cracks I have ever done. On the hardest climb of the week I took several falls on these cams, everything from a rest to a 20+ foot whipper on these cams. Not only did they not pull-out or shift/slide, they held true and sure! You sacrifice a bit of range-per-cam with the single axle, but these cams make up for that in holding power and reliability
These cams rock! I got a set of these and the TCU's and they feel like they don't weigh a thing at all. I also like the range finder dots that let you see if the placement is good or not.
Metolius doesnt lie about them being light. I got a package of TCU's and immediately went to city of rocks to use them. Of course, that place loves trad gear, but I was placing them everywhere I could and every placement seemed bomber on the fist set. Needless to say, I fell in love with these cams. Very Happy!!
Grab this pack o'cams and go send that finger-crack you've been eyeing. Easily placed, solid feel, confidence inspiring. 'Nuff said.