Anatomy of a carabiner

01 August, 2012

Non-locking carabiners are a fundamental part of any climbers rack, so you should take time to become familiar with the factors that affect performance before making your selection.

Key factors to consider are:

  • Strength (gate open especially)
  • Design features that optimise safety
  • Ergonomics
  • Weight and functionality
  • Intended end use: sport, trad or winter climbing
anatomy of a carabiner