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

Outmate 6 pcs Aluminum D-ring Locking Carabiner Light but Strong
STURME Carabiner Clip Aluminum D-Ring Locking durable Strong and Light Large Carabiners Clip Set for Outdoor Camping Screw Gate Lock Hooks Spring Link Improved Design Pack (9 PACK)
Gold Lion Gear 2"/5cm Carabeaner Assorted Colors D Shape Spring-loaded Gate Aluminum Carabiner for Home, Rv, Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Traveling and Keychain, Pack of 20
LGEGE Carabiner Buckles Pack Of 20 By 2.5’’ Black Spring Snap Keychain Clip, Aluminum D Shaped Hooks, Strong And Lightweight Keyrings, Multipurpose For Camping, Hiking, Fishing Or As A Key Organizer
TITECOUGO Aluminum Alloy D-Ring High Strength Carabiner Key Chain Clip Hook For Camping Hiking outdoor (Not for Climbing)
Options: $1.49 - $12.00
3" Aluminum Carabiner D Shape Buckle Pack, Keychain Clip, Spring Snap Key Chain Clip Hook Buckle
ZEINZE Carabiner Clip 3" Aluminum D-Ring Spring Loaded Gate Small keychain Carabiners Clip Set for Outdoor Camping mini Lock Hooks Spring Snap Link Key Chain Durable Improved
Favofit 12KN Heavy Duty Aluminium Carabiner Clips (Weight limit: 2697 lbs each)
L-Rover 12 kN Aluminum Wire Gate Carabiners 2 or 4 Pack- Heavy Duty, 2,645-pound Rating for Hammocks, Rv,Fishing,locking dog leash and harness, Camping, photography, key chains,Hiking & Utility
Nite Ize S-Biner SlideLock
Options: $2.54 - $25.89
D-Ring Carabiner KeyChain - 1 Pack, Color Various
Michael Josh 20PCS 2.5"/6CM Aluminum Carabiner Clip,Durable Spring-loaded Keychain Hook Pack for Home,Rv, Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Traveling and Key Chain(PACK/20PCS)
Options: $8.98 - $9.98
Gimars Heavy Duty Rated 2697 LBS Carabiners 4 Pack for Hammock, Camping sunshade/rain cover, Lashing gear onto packs, Campion, Camping, Hiking and More Heavy Hanging
6PCS 3" Aluminum Carabiner Keychain Clip with Keyring, Light Durable Round Shape Nonlocking Caribeaner Hook Buckle for Outdoor Camping EDC Key Chain Ring
Paliston 10pcs Locking Carabiner Aluminum D ring Hiking Clips for Hiking Camping Fishing and Outdoor Use
Bear Butt Aluminum Wire Gate Carabiner - Small & 7 Ounces - Holds 2200 Pounds - 12 Color Sets to Style Your Hammock Set Up With - Start Up Company
CandyHome 10 Pack Carabiner Clip, Aluminum Screw D Ring Locking Carabiner Keychain Spring Clips Hooks Outdoor D Shaped Keychain Buckle for Camping, Hiking, Fishing - Black
Options: $10.99 - $19.99
Black Diamond Rocklock Screwgate Carabiner
Options: $10.64 - $33.99
Black Diamond Positron Screwgate Carabiner
Fding 25KN Rock Climbing Carabiner, D-shaped Hot-forged Magnalium Locking Climbing Hook Holds 5511lbs with Screwgate Clip Climber Hiking Karabiner Outdoor Sport Tools CE Certified
Options: $16.99 - $62.99
Aluminum Alloy D Ring Shape Spring-Loaded Gate Carabiners,Idea for Hiking,Camping,Fishing and other Outdoor Exercise Use
Nite Ize Size-3 S-Biner Dual Spring Gate Carabiner, Black
Fusion Climb Contigua II Military Color Edition Grooved Straight Gate Key Nose Carabiner Black
Faswin 3 Inch Stainless Steel Spring Snap Hook Carabiner, Set of 4
O-Shaped Steel Climbing Carabiner(25kn=5600lb)Screw Lock Spring Gate Protection,CE Rated Heavy Duty Carabiners For Rock Climbing Rappelling Hiking Hanging Ropes Camping Slack Lines Rigging & Anchoring
Options: $12.50 - $29.99
EOTW Aluminum Keychain Carabiner Quickdraw D-ring Wiregate Carabiner Key Chain Snap Clip Hook Buckle D Shape Key Holder Premium Utility Outdoor Equipment Best For Hammock Camping
10PCS Aluminum D Ring Locking Carabiner WIth 10PCS Key Ring, KAMOTA Premium Durable D Ring Carabiner Clip for Home Camping Fishing Hiking Traveling and Keychain
BRECHYSE Carabiner Buckles Pack Of 20 By 2’’ Spring Snap Keychain Clip, Aluminum D Shaped Hooks, Strong And Lightweight Keyrings, Multipurpose For Camping, Hiking, Fishing Or As A Key Organizer
Fusion Contigua Straight Non-Locking Gate Carabiner
18KN Carabiner Clip Set (2-Pack) Locking D-Ring with Heavy Duty Steel Alloy – Hammocks, Camping, Hiking, Traveling – Black – 4000 lb. Weight Capacity
Omega Pacific Standard Oval Carabiner - Black
Lulabop Qliplet/Qlipter Carabiner Hanger with Rotating Folding Hook - Strong Clip for Camping, Travel; Adventure Tool; Sports Accessory; Organizing Gadget; Baby Gear
Options: $17.98 - $28.24
20PCS 2.5"/6CM Aluminum Carabiner Clip, Durable Spring-loaded Keychain Hook Pack for Home,Rv, Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Traveling and Key Chain, lightweight and durable
Escape Climbing Power Egg | Premium Training Tool for Rock Climbing and Bouldering | Hardcore Workout Develops Grip Strength and Conditioning | Improves Health and Fitness
BetaLabs Buck-It Premium Chalk Bucket Stand Bag - For Climbing, Bouldering, Weightlifting & Gymnastics
Asana Climbing Pro Bouldering Chalk Brush
Black Diamond Brush Set
Options: $19.95 - $68.43
Climb X Zion Climbing Shoe With Free Sickle M-16 Climbing Brush
Options: $37.88 - $97.95
Mad Rock Mad Pad
Options: $168.95 - $169.00
CampTeck Drawstring Chalk Bag for Rock Climbing, Bouldering, Gymnastics, Weightlifting & much more – Black
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