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Description

With the Supercam, Metolius has gone back to the drawing board With two years of painstaking effort, theyve revisited all the design assumptions that have been built into camming devices for the last 30 years. Theyve designed a new generation of extended-range cams, and they are improved in every way The Supercam has extended the camming range well past that available with other designs while still retaining the increased holding power and safety that can only be achieved with the smaller cam angle of 13.25deg. This safer cam angle increases the outward force by a critical 10 over other brands with larger cam angles. The cam faces have more than 30 extra contact surface compared to other brands, making rock fracture much less likely. The new aggressive, ratchet-style Shark Fin tooth pattern helps to set the cam during the initial load up event of a fall. The Supercam is a perfect example of their underlying design philosophy: safety, simplicity, reliability and long-term performance. The magic in this design relies upon the simple concept of its asymmetry. The smaller-side cam lobes pass within the arc drawn by the larger side, allowing them to use the previously unused portion of the cams spiral. This revolutionary new design increases overall cam stability in these notoriously unstable large sizes. The Range Finder coding system tells you at a glance whether or not youve chosen the optimum size cam for the placement. This is an especially helpful tool for climbers just learning the art of gear placement. All this is held in a lightweight and flexible U-shaped framework for greater durability and unparalleled control during placement and retraction. Metolius invented machined, high-strength cam stops and they are standard issue on the Supercams along with color-coded slings and tubing for quick identification. One pull of the trigger and you will begin to understand the magic that is the SUPERCAM Size: Dimensions min. max. Strength Weight Small grey 1.55 - 2.77 39.5 - 70.5mm 3000 lbf 13.3 kN 7 oz 198 g Medium maroon 2.07 - 3.60 52.5 - 91.5mm 3000 lbf 13.3 kN 9 oz 255 g Large dark blue 2.62 - 4.67 66.5 - 118.5mm 3000 lbf 13.3 kN 11 oz 312 g


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Review 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: patmay81, 2010-04-05


Great range, they walk easily.

Even a NOOB can use it 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: dynosore, 2007-05-09


And I'm proof. I'm still learning cam sizes, so when I don't want to futz around with my powercams, grabbing the wrong size and pumping out, I unclip the grey supercam, and it always fits. Lobe retraction is a bit strange and takes some getting used to, but it places well, and I've never had a problem cleaning it. I'll be buying the other sizes too.

Gave it a 4 but deserves a "5" 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: Adk, 2007-04-24


This cam performs just as you want it to. In cracks the size of hand jams, this cam is the cam to go to. It's solid, smooth as silk and places with ease. The independant cam lobes, seem to just contact the rock perfectly. Talk about nice cam contact!!!
I've placed this cam on every lead I've been on and I will surely buy another small as well as the medium. Great cam that is tough. The cam "wires" rock!!!

supercam 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: michalp, 2007-04-20


I used this cam maybe 2 times before it got stuck in a quite wide but irregular crack in Gunks. The funky mechanism made it IMPOSSIBLE to remove. One large lobe opened completely while the others ( one wide and the middle small one) got gripped due to strong spring pressing it. Two wires made access with hand to the lobes impossible. Will probably buy larger Camalot C4 as it has one wire.

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: midas_mulligan, 2005-09-30


The cam has great range, but not quite as much as I expected. It seems to hold very well. It's a little wide. If you already have a full set of cams, I would recommend this cam as a second cam in the size range.

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