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:
TOOGOO(R) Camping Spring Clip Aluminum Round Portable Mini Carabiner Hook Black 2 Pcs
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TOOGOO is a registered trademark. ONLY Authorized seller of TOOGOO can sell under TOOGOO listings. * TOOGOO(R) Camping Spring Clip Aluminum Round Portable Mini Carabiner Hook Black 2 Pcs * Feature: Circle Shape, Aluminium Material, Black Carabiner Hook. * Spring loaded gate design makes it easy to open...
Small Pink Emergency Whistle / #5 50MM Carabiner Survival Whistle Key Chain
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EMERGENCY STRAIGHT WHISTLE - PINK, #5 50mm Carabiner in Pink
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Carabiner Mug Stainless Steel Cup Hiking Camping 6oz
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Functional Carabiner Handle Stainless Steel Mug. Great for any outdoor's person. Clip it to your backpack or belt. Holds 6oz of fluid. Great Gift idea!
Black Diamond Positron Anodized Carabiner
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Black Diamond's lightest keylock carabiner, the Positron is a smooth operator, whether you're racking and placing stoppers or clipping and cleaning bolts.
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!
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The world's first wiregate carabiner for climbers, the Black Diamond HotWire has been revamped with an updated, 20% ligher hot-forged design. Its optimal size-to-weight ratio, flat gate-to-rope interface and resistance to freezing up in alpine conditions all ensure its continued popularity.
Omega Pacific Lite Standard D Carabiner - Anodized
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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.
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...
Keith Titanium Carabiner 12 Wrench Mouth Of Bicycle Steel Wire Steel Only 9g
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Surface:Titanium Original Color
Place of Origin:Guangzhou China
Function:12 wrench,mouth of bicycle steel wire-steel.
1.Pure titanium,lightweight and stronger than steel.
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.
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.
BLACK DIAMOND Dynotron Straight Carabiner
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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.
Black Diamond GridLock Screwgate Carabiner
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Sale Price: $15.96
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...
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.
Metolius Personal Anchor System without Carabiner
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Sale Price: $28.01
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.
Deluxe Large Mesh (Heavy Duty) Beach Gym Tote Bag with Carabiner Hook
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At last, sand and water flows right through its fade and mildew resistance, waterproof, washable high-grade meshed textilene material. Our best-selling large size mesh tote is large enough to hold most of basic gear for the beach, gym, picnic, pool, camping, storage and more. The heavy duty mesh tote...
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.