Metolius Ultralight TCU Packaged Sets

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Metolius Ultralight TCU Packaged Sets and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 86 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.7 stars 
Expert Rating: 3.5 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 29

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Durable.
  • Work well in tight spaces.
  • Versatile.
  • Very lightweight.
  • Smooth action.
  • Easy to handle with gloves.
  • The thin connections allows you to see the placement.

Expert Reviews

  • Very lightweight.
  • Has a high clip-in point for a bit more range.
  • An ideal fit for clean-cut cracks.
  • A good value, especially considering the durability and long life.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • The colored rangefinder system is not always reliable and it is better to just use your judgement.
  • Need yearly maintenance and cleaning to keep the action smooth.

Expert Reviews

  • The head width is a bit too wide for real versatility.
  • The stem is less flexible than other models, allowing it walk more on big wall climbs.
  • Walks more than styles with four cams.


The Metolius Ultralight TCU is a classic design that persists because it works well, and the ultralight upgrade makes it one of the lightest sets available. Easy to use and with smooth action, the Ultralight TCU offers good range and is an ideal fit for clean cracks in granite, as they can walk a bit in rougher scars. Even though these are very lightweight, they will hold up for years of hard use, especially with some regular maintenance, making the already reasonably-priced pieces worth the money.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web. Some expert reviews include these: 1.