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)|
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)|
|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).