These devices are a gated connecting device used in rock climbing to attach a rope to a fixed anchor, tie in to protection points and the Belay Device. They are which are either non-locking or locking, and hinged with a spring to snap shut when released. They are lightweight, most commonly made with aluminum, and specifically designed to be operated with one hand. They are built to withstand a high shock force, and yet are light enough for climbers to carry between 6 to 30 without being hindered by the weight or bulk. The sizes range from big 3.7 ounce--to the mini 1.2 ounce aluminum carabiner. There are three basic types:
Stansport Oversized Carry Handle Carabiner, Black
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Stansport Oversized Carry Handle Carabiner is made of aluminum with a spring loaded gate. The soft, rubber cushion-grip makes it comfortable to carry. The jumbo size allows you to carry multiple items at one time from packages, sports gear and even walking multiple dogs at once by attaching the leashes....
Klean Kanteen S-biner Caribiner for Loop Cap Waterbottles (#3 Type)
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Clip and go with the Kanteen Carabiner - the perfect accessory for clipping your Klean Kanteen onto just about anything
Explorer Black Carabiner Compass and Thermometer
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Explorer Carabiner Compass. 2 5/8 overall. Black composition casing. 1 1/8" diameter compass with black face. Also includes 1 1/8" diameter thermometer with black face and Celsius and Fahrenheit scale."
Rothco Carabiner Zinc Compass
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Thirty-six grams of wiregate perfection, the Black Diamond Neutrino carabiner is the ideal solution when all-purpose fast, light and strong is right.
Black Diamond Oval Carabiner
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A favorite on gear racks for years, the Black Diamond Oval carabiner is a fine all-around choice.
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Black Diamond's classic keylock carabiner available as a straight or bent gate, the Positron is a smooth operator for racking and placing stoppers or clipping and cleaning bolts.
Black Diamond OvalWire Wiregate Carabiner
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This low-profile, lightweight 'biner is perfect for the aid climber looking for a strong, inexpensive high-tech oval.
Grizzly Grip Utility Carabiners
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Grizzly Grip Utility Carabiners are a handy way to keep track of keys and other small items around the house or even the camp grounds. The classic D-shaped aluminum body will open and close smoothly as the spring-loaded gate makes it easy to attach important items to a pack or belt. Available in a pack...
Showutheword Compass Carabiner Compass with Thermometer Bronze Casing 2 PCS
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Product Description: Double - sided 2 X Black Face Carabiner Compass with Thermometer Material: Advanced Plastic, Bronze Compass and Thermometer
BLACK DIAMOND Positron Screwgate Carabiner
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The Black Diamond Positron Screwgate is a multi-functional locking carabiner with a low profile, non-snagging keylock nose that's easy to clip and clean. Lightweight and compact, it's ultra versatile for trad routes, sport routes, hauling, rigging, or top-roping.
Omega Pacific Standard D Carabiner
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The ISO Cold Forging process provides an extraordinary strength to weight ratio, making this versatile 'biner a lightweight addition to your rack.
Keith Titanium Tool Fast Hang Carabiner 12 Wrench Ruler Mouth of Bicycle Steel Wire Steel Only 10.3g
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Surface:Titanium Original Colour
Place of Origin:Guangzhou China
Function:8-12 wrench,ruler,mouth of bicycle steel wire-steel.
Black Diamond Positron Screwgate Carabiner
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The unique keylock nose prevents this carabiner from snagging on pro--it's clean and easy to clip!
BLACK DIAMOND RockLock Screwgate Carabiner
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A large belay biner for all pursuits. Big enough to handle multiple ropes and manipulate while wearing gloves.
Indoor Steel Carabiner
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The Kong Indoor Steel carabiner combines an easy clipping aluminum bent gate with a durable steel body. Especially useful for climbing gyms and ropes courses.
VaporLock Screwgate Carabiner
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The lightest, full-function pear locker on the planet, the Black Diamond VaporLock Locking Carabiner provides a smooth increase in friction when used with any of our ATC devices. The VaporLock is ideal for those times belaying and rappelling when you want more control. On ropes up to 9.4 mm, the VaporLock...
MAMMUT Bionic HMS Carabiner
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Developed for high performance, the Mammut Bionic HMS belay carabiner uses Beam technology to achieve less weight without any strength loss.
load-bearing 316kg Doingoutdoor A+ Titanium 45mm Mini Carabiner Snap Hook Key Chain Camping Hiking Outdoor Tool
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load-bearing 316kg Material: Tinanium Alloy Gr5 (spring clip is stainless steel) Dimension: Length: 45 mm Width(max): 21mm Thickness : 4.3 mm Weight: 7.5 g Diameter of hole: 6.3mm
MAMMUT Bionic Mytholito Screwgate Carabiner
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Designed for alpine use, with minimum weight and a small size, the Mammut Bionic Mytholito Screwgate Carabiner is completely usable for HMS belaying and other safety devices.
Black Diamond GridLock Screwgate Carabiner
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If mutation is the next step in evolution, then the Black Diamond GridLock Screwgate Carabiner might be a glimpse at a future in which humans have super-sticky hands and live on high-alpine cliffs. With its intelligent design, this 'biner provides intuitive and proper belay orientation. And thanks...
X-cords Paracord Carabiner-fits ALL Paracord-550-750-850 Survival Tool of the Future Features Smooth Roll Pully System- Carabiner Key Chain
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X-CORDS CARABINER- Welcome to the future! X-cords Para-biner. Stainless steel multi survival tool with smooth rolling pully to get your gear where you need it. Make a carabiner keychain with tons of uses.
GOGO 48 PCS Wholesale Lot Aluminum D-shaped Carabiners, Size 8cm, Gift Idea
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Price for 48 pieces carabiners. Size: Approximately 8cm -- Length 3", Width 1-1/2", Thickness 1/4" Features: ** Made of high-strength aluminum alloy ** Quickly and securely clipped to your belt, bag strap, etc. ATTENTION: NO load bearing, DO NOT...
Oval. The semi-circle at each end distributes the load while allowing the rope or another carabiner to shift with movement. Typically these are the least expensive, lightest in weight to include the mini size. The tradeoff is they are not as strong and a little more difficult to clip than other styles, but are is ideal for clipping gear and rack items to the climbing harness.
"D" - Symmetrical. The "D-shape" causes the connecting runners or rope to shift toward the spine side (away from the gate). The spine side of the aluminum carabiner is stronger than the gate. This type will take more shock and weight force than the standard oval. They are easier to clip into runners and anchors points than the oval. This type works well for lead and top rope clipping.
"D" - Asymmetrical. The asymmetrical function provides space for a larger gate opening. This facilitates clipping and reduces weight a little. The asymmetrical has a larger gate opening than the symmetrical, but has less space inside the carabiner. It is also a good choice for lead and top rope clipping for experienced climbers.
Also see locking carabiners.