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Metolius Ultralight Fat Cam


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    Your soft-rock savior.

    Metolius designed its Ultralight Fat Cam specifically for soft rock so you can send sandstone with the utmost confidence in your placements. This cam gets its soft-rock specificity from the longer lobes that offer more surface area than conventional cams, meaning it doesn't shred up sandstone when you fall on it like most cams do. In spite of its fatness, the Ultralight Fat Cam remains very light on your harness so you can climb without much weight.  Its lightweight appeal is due to the Direct Axle Technology, which places each lobe as close to one another as possible. This technology also helps you set each cam in tricky, shallow, and narrow placements with ease.

    Metolius made each cam with four wide lobes that increase its grip on the rock as opposed to conventional four-lobed designs, and each lobe has a cam stop that helps it act passively like a stopper. CNC machined means each cam gives better precision so you don't fumble around when you're placing it. The U-shaped double stem is very durable, and yet remains highly flexible for better control when you're placing it or your second is cleaning it. Each cam comes with a color-coded Monster sling for easier identification on the wall, and the Range Finder lets you know whether you're placement is at the most minimum or maximum range available on the cam.  

    • Direct Axle Technology
    • Four wide lobes with machined cam stops
    • U-shaped double stem
    • Color-coded Monster slings
    • Range Finder
    • CNC machined
    • Item #MET000I

    Tech Specs

    [cam] 6061 T6 aluminum, [sling] Monster (36% Dyneema, 64% nylon)
    Placement Range
    [2] 0.61 - 0.95 in, [3] 0.73 - 1.13 in, [4] 0.92 - 1.4 in, [5] 1.1 - 1.7 in, [6] 1.3 - 2.05 in, [7] 1.58 - 2.5 in, [8] 1.92 - 3.05 in
    10 kN
    Cam Lobes
    Cam Stops
    Claimed Weight
    [2] 2.5 oz, [3] 2.6 oz, [4] 3 oz, [5] 3.5 oz, [6] 3.9 oz, [7] 4.8 oz, [8] 5.4 oz
    Recommended Use
    trad climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    the light blue #7 is my favorite cam

      There are a bunch of cool cams that I've never even handled or placed, but I'm still pretty sure these are the definitive desert cams.
      Fat Cams have the fattest lobes of any cam on the market and their extra width puts more metal in contact with the rock - affording the cam better purchase on soft sandstone. I don't think that they have much application on other rock types.
      I've only had a rack of Fat Cams for a few months, and while I don't think I'll have need of a second piece in any size, I do like saving one for those 'i'll probably fall there' scenarios - they are unlikely to track out the crack.
      I think that they are pretty easy to place - you can manipulate the trigger with a single finger - and they're easy to clean on sandstone (though I can imagine they're a nightmare elsewhere).

      Perfect Compliment to Desert Rack

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Bought some of these as they are right between BD sizes. I use them exclusively for desert climbing so I went with the Fat Cam, why not? I'm not sure if they are lighter than Camalots but the overall width of the unit definitely isn't wider although the lobes are super fat. They do walk a little more that Camalots but I am PSYCHED when the off sizing fits perfectly into what was a baggy placement. These should really be on everyones IC rack as they make it easy to get good safe pro when sizes get weird.

      Escalator for Sandstone Splitters

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Teethhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh - dig into soft stone.

      I've taken the whip with these in Moab wingate and damn did it feel good.

      These fit the same size ranges of other brands, but they are significantly lighter - when you rack up with a whole gang of these vs. camalots, you notice the difference.

      Another feature that I've discovered is the ability to engage the trigger bar with one finger - times of desperation call for some desperate measures. Cant do that easily with a camalot

      Strip down all the extra who hah and get with the lightweight times!