Carabiners for sport climbing, mountaineering and other purposes
If you practice a mountain sport, then you know that safety always comes first. Carabiners should be part of every climber and mountaineer’s equipment because one’s life can sometimes literally depend on it. Almost all modern carabiners are made of aluminium because of the material's light weight. In addition to carabiners for climbing, there are also so-called gear carabiners on the market. These can be used to attach all of your equipment to your climbing harness. However, due to their lower load capacity, they’re not suitable for climbing.
Which carabiner do you need to conquer mountains?
In the last few years, climbing has become extremely popular and the range of high-quality carabiners has grown exponentially. Luckily, it’s not very difficult to find your way through the world of carabiners.
The perfect carabiner is lightweight, tough and easy to use. Most importantly, it shouldn’t be able to open on its own. Now, you may be asking yourself: what type of locking system is ideal? A snapgate carabiner is used when you need to move quickly, for example when you’re creating an intermediate belay point. As for locking carabiners, they're made for situations that require 100% safety, such as when belaying yourself or your partner. These carabiners are available as screwgate carabiners or with automatic locking systems. However, you should always make sure the closure is locked firmly and securely. This is important because you don’t want a rock or the friction of your rope to open your carabiner. When purchasing a carabiner, you can rely on high-quality and safe products from renowned manufacturers.