Carabiners

Carabiners

Carabiners are widely used in rope-intensive activities such as climbing, caving, sailing, hot air ballooning, white-water sports and acrobatics. Choose from different shapes and locking mechanisms to find the one that is best suited for your sporting activity.

Mini-biners, carabiner keyrings and other light-use clips of similar style and design are also included in the range and are useful for a variety of applications around the home, but take care never to attach heavy loads to carabiners that have not been load tested or confirm to safety standards.

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  • Black Diamond Positron Quickdraw

    Black Diamond Positron Quickdraw

    With two Positron carabiners and a lightweight 14 mm Dynex dog bone, the Black Diamond Positron Quickdraw is our top value in full keylock functionality. The light, smooth-clipping design eliminates snags whether you're cranking on sport routes or extending gear placements, and the integrated Strait...

    Reg: $34.99


  • Axis Steel Wide D Screwgate Carabiner

    Axis Steel Wide D Screwgate Carabiner

    Large sized, high strength, locking carabiner for climbing and work at height applications....

    Reg: $23.99


  • Mad Rock Hulk Hms Screw

    Mad Rock Hulk Hms Screw

    The hot forged construction of the Hulk allows for reduced weight while maintaining one of the highest breaking load capacities in the world. A smooth and large radius ensures high performance and the Key-Lock nose allows for quicker and snag-free operation.

    Reg: $19.99


  • Mad Rock Ultralight Wire Gate

    Mad Rock Ultralight Wire Gate

    Are you ready for one of the lightest, strongest carabiners on the market and at a price that you can afford to buy more than just a few Well here it is: With over two years in development we have created a super light, super strong, easily clipable carabiner. Using the latest in forged I-beam const...

    Reg: $9.99



  • Mad Rock Super Tech Bent

    Mad Rock Super Tech Bent

    At 35g, the Mad Rock Super Tech carabiner is lighter than many carabiners in the same general size range. Slight indentation in the gate is easy to find with your finger and makes clipping quick and easy. Key lock nose won't snag on pro, ropes or slings.

    Reg: $12.99


  • Mad Rock Super Tech Straight

    Mad Rock Super Tech Straight

    At 35g, the Mad Rock Super Tech carabiner is lighter than many carabiners in the same general size range. Slight indentation in the gate is easy to find with your finger and makes clipping quick and easy. Key lock nose won't snag on pro, ropes or slings.

    Reg: $12.99


  • Mad Rock Xl Steel D Screw Lock

    Mad Rock Xl Steel D Screw Lock

    Extra Large Steel Screw Locking Carabiner....

    Reg: $19.99


  • Mad Rock Wingman

    Mad Rock Wingman

    The spring on the Wingman belay device prevents the carabiner from locking when feeding the rope out. When loaded and the brake is engaged, the spring collapses and enables the device to lock....

    Reg: $24.99




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Can I purchase carabiners at Anaconda?

Yes, you can. Carabiners are widely used in rope-intensive activities and sports such as for instance climbing, caving, sailing, hot air ballooning, whitewater rafting and acrobatics. They can be used for personal safety and to secure tools and equipment. Choose from carabiners in different shapes and with various locking mechanisms to find the one that is best suited for your sporting activity.

How do Carabiners work?

Carabiners come in two main types: Locking (e.g. screwgate), and non-locking (e.g. wiregates). Non- locking carabiners have a sprung gate that will snap back into place after the equipment has been pushed through it. Different types of gates are available, including straight gates, bent gates (which allow equipment to be clipped in more easily) and light-weight wire gates. Locking carabiners have an additional sleeve around the gate, which will only allow the gate to open when it is correctly positioned.

Carabiners can come in various different shapes including oval and D-shaped. Carabiners are most often made of aluminium or steel. Aluminium is significantly lighter than steel and is therefore far more popular in the outdoor and climbing industries where weight is a major factor. Steel is used more commonly in the industrial world due to its extreme strength and durability.

The strength of carabiners is measured in kiloNewtons (kN) which is mass X acceleration. 1 kN is equivalent to 225 pounds. The minimum strength for most uses including rock climbing is 5,000 lbs or 22.2 kN. Other industries require higher minimum loads up to 60 kN. The overall strength rating of a carabiner refers to the carabiner being loaded along the “major” axis, which is along the main spine of the carabiner. The “minor” axis refers to the load pulling across the gate. The strength of the minor axis and the strength of the carabiner with the gate open are usually less than half the general strength of the carabiner.

What else is included in the range of carabiners?

The design of carabiners has also spilt over into many day-to-day applications, including keyrings and other fastenings for a number of uses around the home. These mini carabiners or mini biners are also available from Anaconda in a number of different styles – but always take care not to rely on them for load-bearing tasks, as they may not have been tested for weight.