Metolius Master Cam
4.5 out of 5 based on 16 user reviews.
|i've been aiding on these and they are much MUCH better than the Power cams and TCU's. The offset versions are truly amazing and stick in places no other cam would (except some aliens)|
in the small sizes the heads are narrower than aliens, but in larger sizes the aliens are narrower.
|the two trigger wires are kinda funky for aiding but they work. |
short sling makes it slightly more prone to walking so sling them when in doubth
|Review by Shifu on Jul. 09, 2011|
|My favorite small cam. Very well constructed and confidence inspiring. Since I mostly climb on Camalots, I appreciate having good, small single-stem units.|
I don't have a problem with the kevlar so many complain of, but if it breaks Metolius will repair the cam for free. It's not as if it's load-bearing.
|The rangefinder dots are a little silly and suggest ridiculously tight placements. The trigger is placed closer to the lobes than on other cams and can make deep placements tricky.|
|Aliens, once Fixe starts making them in Sep 2011.|
|Fits into narrow slots. |
Flexible too, I fell after a horizontal placement on a number 5 and it held no problem and there was no damage to the stem at all.
|Not sure if it bad but the Kevlar "wire" still have me wondering, but they have been just fine for two seasons now.|
|TCU for small placements|
Power cams if you like U stems
but the master cam are unique over all.
|Metolius has done it again, with an easy to place, diverse cam|
|Although easy to place, if one must place in an other than optimal location: deep, undulating rock, or other such nonsense, it becomes a beast to remove|
|aliens, camalots, friends, etc|
|Super Flexible. Just got to take a good look at these the other day and they look pretty solid and fairly worry free. Guy I talked to at REI who has actually climbed with them absolutely loves them and already owns a full set.|
|Not really sure of any. Heard that if the stem kinks they're hard to clean|
|Review by marks on Nov. 24, 2008|
|Excellent flexibility and easy to place. I haven't had any problems with these flipping or moving. Very pleased.|
|Brilliant, narrow-headed cams. Flexibility is excellent, trigger tension is perfect, thumb loop is comfy, design is sleek, and shape recovers well after falls.|
|I have had the #2 blow on me twice, however this wasn't the cam's fault. Because of the remarkably thin cam lobes, this baby distributes a lot of force over a small area, and can cause slightly suboptimal rock to crumble, shatter. Be wary of placing these in rock that looks even slightly chossy/rotten! Again, I don't blame the cam--it's designed to have a tiny footprint for protecting pin scars and small pods/seams that are otherwise impossible to protect. This was the price I paid for its adaptability!|
|Many still swear by Aliens--the Master Cam matches or exceeds much of the great Alien slim Profile but doesn't offer the more malleable Head alloy that many still prefer as a more solid placement in hard or grainy rock (think malleable aid gear). However, the C3/Master Cam experiment seems to have come out strongly in Metolius's favor. Few seem to prefer C3s anymore for various reasons, including rapid decline in trigger action with time. Most folks I know are now trying to trade their C3s in for Masters.|
|I think these are the best cams on the market. I dont trad as much as I use to, but these are great for aid and anchor set up.|
|Review by MikePB on Jul. 13, 2011|
|These cams are great for small placements. The very flexible stem makes the great for horizontal placements. The are relatively inexpensive.|
|Great flexible stem and strong metal that's great in granite. Narrow head works well in pockets. Thumb loop is nice as well|
|Action is not as smooth as Aliens|
|These are a great addition to your rack. They supplement C4s very well. They are similar to older CCH Aliens with a single flexible stem and narrow head.|
|The larger 2 sizes flop a little when retracted, I recommend 0-4. 00 if you are aiding and forgo 5 & 6.|
|small and fits cracks nice ;0)|
|flexible, super solid placement w/ 4 lobes.|
|very light range fider is awsome very flexible|
|Best small cams you can get. Very stable.|
|Best CAM in the entire world. I use nothing else!|