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Metolius TCU vs. One Ton Boulder

Pretty cool visual representation of just how strong some of the gear we rely on really is.

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From the description on Youtube: “Found an old TCU in the mountains and decided to take it for a test. The first image shows the cam after the loadtest. The axel is clearly bent from the forces of the outer cams, making it impossible to release the lobes. Still quite amazing how an old and rusty 8 kN cam can take so much weight. When I found it the lobes had grown/rusted togheter and had to be beaten apart.”


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