4.9 out of 5
Master vs Alien
December 29, 2010
Pros: Master cams have a very flexible stem. This single attribute is a psychological boost on a "winding" climb. The flexibility reduces the tendency for the cam to "walk". Alien are just about as flexible. Also, the master cam lobes are alot more burly than the aliens; thus lasts longer. However, if you are climbing on softer rock (than granite) aliens may last longer that expected. I love the trigger finger grip on master cams, second to none! Cons: The only major con I see is with the cables that retract the lobes. I think they're still too exposed for shallow cracks. The cable on the smaller sizes look less than burly and may rub on the outer edge of the crack (possible damage area). Careful, vigilant placement is necessary in shallow cracks.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Cons: exposed cables (still)
July 05, 2010
For the price you cant beat this one. Like an alien in many ways, but more sturdy as the alu isn't as soft as on aliens. Best buy if you ask me!
September 09, 2011
These are a great alien alternative. The hardware and design are much more dependable than my aliens. Fits in some spots my c4s don't. Overall a great cam.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use
October 13, 2010
This is the first Metolius cam I had. It was solid and a bomber when I first place this cam in crack and I love it. Especially the ergonomic thumb piece and range marking made it easy to place and remove it. I would like to recommend Master cam to others.Pros: Build quality, Performance, Ease of use
March 13, 2011
Elegantly crafted; Alien versatility with Metolius quality control; It seems a shame to fall on something made so well, but that's their lot in life. Time will tell as far as the trigger mechanism/sheathing/cam cables are concerned, but I bought mine on the strong recommendation of my partners as well as having climbed with their units(and I mean a lot of Eldo pitches-they've had zero problems). Let the season begin!!!!Pros: Great design, Performance, Ease of use, purty
September 23, 2010
These are really excellent small-medium cams. The narrow head, and long & flexible stem make them great for pods and irregular cracks. Small size & range down to the 00 also means they'll go where most other cams can't. I've found them really easy to place and quite bomber. They're not perfect: the sling is too short and is narrow enough to kink the wire loop when loaded. I have them in 00-5 and even want to get a #6 to fill out the set. Great complement to C4's all the way thru, I prefer them to any small cams (haven't used WC zero's though).Pros: Great design, Ease of use
Good small cam
November 10, 2010
Better than zeros, match well with C3s. Great in small sizes, poor above #3 (orange). Smallest sizes are barely larger than C3 heads.
September 11, 2011
Awesome cams that are essential for any rack. I have BD .4-3 and love the metolius for the finger crack sizes below .4. Thanks Metolius for making my life better.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
February 22, 2010
I was looking for a CCH Aliens alternative, and I've found it. They are just as good in the smaller cracks as the Aliens. I bought the complete set, and it's well worth it.
Best small cams out there
September 17, 2010
I own these in 00 - 3 and they are really fantastic. They feel bomber, place well and have caught all my falls so far. I was surprised how well the 00 works. I end up placing it on almost every pitch, and its much easier to clean then the small nuts.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use
Great little cams
July 29, 2011
Great light weight cams. They are perfect for tiny cracks and scars. If you are into it, they even make some color matched mini carabiners to go along with the cams. I liked the 00 so much I got a few more to overlap the .5 c4Pros: Great design, Ease of use
Great small pro!
December 20, 2010
I have gone back and forth between Aliens and Master Cams and to be honest, I love them both. However, the master cam is now bypassing the Alien because CCH is going out of business. At least there's a great replacement!Pros: Great design, Performance, Ease of use
Black, Blue, Gray, Green, Orange, Purple, Red and Yellow.