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:
2 Pcs Portable Hiking Camping Spring Clip Aluminum Round Carabiner Hook Black
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Feature: Circle Shape, Aluminium Material, Black Carabiner Hook. Spring loaded gate design makes it easy to open and lock securely. Widely used for fishing, camping, hiking, etc. NOTE: Not for climbing or safety equipment.
Rothco Carabiner Zinc Compass
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SODIAL(R) Stainless Steel Camping Hiking Cup Carabiner Hook Double Wall
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* SODIAL is a registered trademark. ONLY Authorized seller of SODIAL can sell under SODIAL listings.Our products will enhance your experience to unparalleled inspiration. * SODIAL(R) Stainless Steel Camping Hiking Cup Carabiner Hook Double Wall
Black Diamond Oval Carabiner
Price: $6.50 !!Buy at REI.com
A favorite on gear racks for years, the Black Diamond Oval carabiner is a fine all-around choice.
Garmin Carabiner Clip for Colorado, Oregon, and Approach Series Handheld GPS
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GARMIN 010-11022-00 Carabiner. Keep your Colorado in reach while hiking or climbing with this carabiner clip. The Colorado fits securely into a mount that clips onto your belt.
Oval Wire Carabiner
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Classic designs evolve and that's why Black Diamond created a wiregate version of their tried and true Oval. The OvalWire is lighter and thinner while providing the same no-biner-shift benefit on those A4 hookfests.
Black Diamond Oval 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.
Black Diamond Positron Screwgate Carabiner
Price: $8.95 !!Buy at REI.com
The unique keylock nose prevents this carabiner from snagging on pro--it's clean and easy to clip!
Rubberbanditz Soft Hand Grips and Carabiners for Comfortable Resistance Exercise Band Training
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What you get: Package includes two(2) soft hand grips and two(2) carabiners. Free-moving grips with a foam pad on one end for comfort and a D-ring on the other for support. Forget about skin irritation from holding the band in hand - these revolving grips make your exercises friction-free and can easily...
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...
Omega Pacific Lite Standard D Carabiner - Anodized
Price: $9.75 !!Buy at REI.com
The ISO Cold Forging process provides an extraordinary strength to weight ratio, making this versatile 'biner a lightweight addition to your rack.
BLACK DIAMOND RockLock Screwgate Carabiner
Price: $10.95 !!Buy at Eastern Mountain Sports
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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Sale Price: $11.21
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.
Sk8ology Carabiner Skateboard Tool Gold/Gold
Price: $11.95 !!Buy at Amazon.com
Sk8ology Carabiner Tool Gold/Gold - At 72 grams (2.5 oz) the patented Sk8ology Carabiner Sk8 Tool is the lightest, fully functional skateboard tool in the world. It's also the only skateboard tool that's designed to clip onto your beltloop and keep your keys from getting lost.
BLACK DIAMOND Dynotron Straight Carabiner
Price: $12.95 !!Buy at Eastern Mountain Sports
Designed for easy clipping, the Dynotron utilizes a clever bend along the spine combined with the largest basket of any Black Diamond carabiner.
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
Price: $15.95 !!Buy at Eastern Mountain Sports
Developed for high performance, the Mammut Bionic HMS belay carabiner uses Beam technology to achieve less weight without any strength loss.
Klean Kanteen S-biner Caribiner for Loop Cap Waterbottles (#3 Type)
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Sale Price: $16.35
Clip and go with the Kanteen Carabiner - the perfect accessory for clipping your Klean Kanteen onto just about anything
MAMMUT Bionic Mytholito Screwgate Carabiner
Price: $16.95 !!Buy at Eastern Mountain Sports
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
Price: $19.95 !!Buy at Backcountry.com
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...
Metolius Personal Anchor System without Carabiner
Price: $32.95 !!Buy at Backcountry.com
After gaining the chains and pumping out, the last thing you feel like doing is fiddling around with excessive slings, daisies, or quickdraws. The Metolius Personal Anchor System streamlines your anchor-setting process for increased convenience and safety.
Black Diamond OZ Rackpack
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The Black Diamond OZ rackpack is a set of 6 brightly colored carabiners to match cams or for other gear organization. Hoodwire noses will not snag on gear loops or slings and resist mud and ice.Minor axis: 7kN (1574lbf).
Helium 2 Clean Wire Carabiner - 5 Pack
Price: $59.95 !!Buy at CampSaver.com
When the Helium concept was initially launched a major focus was to make a wire gate but with none of the traditional drawbacks a wire has; that they can hook up on bolts or wires, can unclip more easily than snap gates, and are susceptible to opening if lying against the rock. To get around these took...
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.