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 The Ultralight TCU 000 is officially retired.You've found a page of history! The Ultralight TCU 000 is no longer produced by Metolius and it is not available to buy from major online retailers. You can still check out all the specs and claim your ownership.

Metolius Ultralight TCU 000
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Ultralight TCU 000



My vote: None ( 4.5 avg )


• The world's best-selling mini cam
• Narrow head width for the most placement options
• Direct Axle Technology™ (DAT™) makes Ultralight TCUs the lightest cams in the world!
• DAT allows for more placement options in shallow, narrow, or bottoming placements
• DAT makes tricky placements easier due to better cam lobe visibility, especially in the small sizes
• 13 mm (0.51") Monster Sling webbing (36% Dyneema/64% nylon)
• Range Finder tells you at a glance if you've chosen the right size cam for the placement
• Optimized cam angle for more outward force
• Wider cam faces for more grip
• U-shaped body for greater durability and unparalleled control during placement and retraction
• Machined cam stops
• Color-coded sewn slings and tubing
• CNC machined for much greater precision than stamped or extruded cams
• 7075-T6 aluminum
• CE/UIAA certified
• Hand built, inspected and individually proof tested in Bend, Oregon

Retail price

US$ 59.95

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Weight (g / oz)

Weight (g / oz)

In grams and ounces, the weight, as stated by the manufacturer/brand.

26.0 g / 0.90 oz
Cam Head 3 lobes, single axle
Offset No offset
Stem Flexible double stem
Sling 11 cm x13 mm Nylon / Polyamide (single loop)
Camming Angle 13° (angle is consistent throughout)
Active Strength 3 kN
Cam Range (mm / in)

Cam Range (mm / in)

In millimeters and inches, the maximum dimensions of the cam lobes when shut tight and fully extended. Since the "usable" range is so debatable, all manufacturers now list the full dimensions to avoid confusion.

If a manufacturer lists the usable range, we'll include it here as well (this is now very rare).

Total dimensions
6.6 mm x 10.2 mm / 0.26 in x 0.40 in­­­­
Materials Main Material: 7075-T6 aluminum
Certification CE, UIAA
Cam Maintainance

Beth Rodden shows you how to inspect and maintain your cams.

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Outdoor Gear Lab Gear Review rating 3.8/5

This is best suited for alpine climbs and anywhere with a big approach where every ounce counts. It is ideal in clean-cut cracks you find in alpine granite or splitter cracks in sandstone. It is not as good for flaring pin scars. For those placements a single-stem unit like the Metolius Master Cam works better.