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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:


Snap Gate Aluminum Carabiner

Oval CarabinerOval. 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 Carabiner"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 Carabiner"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.

Type of Gates, Gate Options

Also see locking carabiners.

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Slidelock Carabiner

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The Nite Ize Slidelock Carabiner is the classic utility carabiner. The folks at Nite Ize took a hard look at this ubiquitous device and saw two good opportunities to make it more efficient. They designed an innovative slide-to-lock feature that securely locks the gate with a simple push and slide movement, and unlocks when you want it to just as easily. Then, instead of a bulky tubular construction,...

Stainless Steel Carabiner Spring Snap Link 2-3/8"

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New 316 Stainless Steel Carabiners 2-3/8". The length is 2-3/8" and SWL is 60 lbs. Wire Size 7/32"

Stainless Steel Carabiner Spring Snap Link 2-3/4"

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New 316 Stainless Steel Carabiner 2-3/4". The length is 2-3/4" and SWL is 90 lbs. Wire Size 9/32"

Stainless Steel Carabiner Spring Snap Link 3"

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New 316 Stainless Steel Carabiner 3" . The length is 3" and SWL is 450 lbs. Wire Size 5/16"

S-Biner Microlock Carabiner

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The Nite Ize S-Biner MicroLock is the perfect size to hold and organize keys to rings or for organizing other smaller items. And now, with its added twist lever, it also locks perfectly, preventing any unintended or accidental openings. Made of high quality stainless steel, the S-Biner MicroLock features a center lever made of durable plastic--a simple twist effectively and securely locks the gates,...

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. Color: black.

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.

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.

Scuba Choice Boat Marine Clip Stainless Steel Safety Spring Hook Carabiner, 3 1/8-Inch

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Nite Ize S-Biner Plastic Size-10 Double Gated Carabiner

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Colorful, strong, and lightweight! Use these functional double-gated carabiners to store, attach, hang and connect items together. Imagine the uses!

Oakley Large Oakley Carabiner

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The large carabiner offers a secure, easy-access attachment for your essential stuff. Made with a lightweight alloy for toughness and reduced bulk, this carabiner is a must for the athlete who wants to stay prepared.

Keeper (06300) 12-Piece Bungee Assortment

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Keeper Bungee Cords are made from the highest quality materials for long-lasting dependability no matter what the application. All Keeper bungee cords are designed to withstand UV rays and weather damage with durable outer jackets in bright, visible colors. Inside, premium rubber ensures top quality performance and outstanding toughness. Heavy gauge steel Carabiner style hooks are stronger that conventional...

Qliplet by Lulabop Carabiner Hanger with Rotating Folding Hook - Strong Clip for Camping, Travel; Adventure Tool; Sports Accessory; Organizing Gadget; Baby Gear

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The Qliplet is the revolutionary carabiner with a rotating, folding hook so you can hang or rest your things anywhere.