Range and Strength

The Ultralight Offset TCUs come in 5 sizes, covering .34 to 1.19 inches:

Table 1: Metolius Offset TCU Manufacturer Rated Range and Strength

Size Color Range (inches) Rated Strength (kN)
#00/0 Grey/Purple .34-.52 5
#0/1 Purple/Blue .44-.65 5
#1/2 Blue/Yellow .57-.80 8
#2/3 Yellow/Orange .67-.97 8
#3/4 Orange/Red .85-1.19 10

 

These sizes compliment the rest of the Metolius lineup, including the standard Ultralight TCUs (6 three lobe TCUs covering a range of .34-1.40 inches), the Ultralight Powercams (6 four lobe cams covering a range of .34-2.92 inches), the soft-rock specific Ultralight Fatcams (7 four lobe cams covering a range of .60-3.07 inches, and the Supercams (3 four lobe cams covering a range of 1.55-4.67 inches).

Compare the table above with the range and strength of some similar camming devices as stated by their respective manufacturer:

Table 2: Competitor’s Listed Range and Rated Strength

Size Caming Device Range (inches) Rated Strength (kN)
#000 Camalot C3 .3-.5 4 (for direct aid only)
#00 Camalot C3 .35-.54 6
#0 Camalot C3 .42-.62 7
#1 Camalot C3 47-.74 10
#2 Camalot C3 56-.89 10
1 CCH Alien Blue/Black .33-3/8 8
2 CCH Alien Blue/Green 3/8-.5 9
3 CCH Alien Green/Yellow .5-.75 12
3+ CCH Alien Yellow/Grey .61-.78 12
4- CCH Alien Grey/Red .78-.86 12
4 CCH Alien Yellow/Red .75-1.0 12

 

                   Prototypes used by CascadeClimber.com gear reviewers (our set didn’t include size #1/2).




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