The Klettersteig features a very wide gate opening of 26mm, that combines with its extended top bar and high internal volume to give ease of use with thick webbing and ropes. These characteristics also make it easy to use while wearing gloves. High major and minor axis strengths give appropriate safety margins for rescue and heavy duty applications.
Rigging carabiners are used at critical connection points in rigging and anchor systems. They are built to be strong, and have large gate openings, internal volumes, and extended rope baskets. This makes them easier to handle with gloves on, and allows them to accommodate thick ropes, and multiple knots or slings.
Klettersteig carabiners are wide, maximising gate opening and the internal working volumes for ease of use with gloves, thick ropes, and wide webbing. They also encourage loading in their strongest orientation by forcing loads toward the carabiner spine.
The gate opening is the distance between the nose of a carabiner and the gate when it is fully opened. Larger gate openings make a carabiner easier to use while wearing gloves, and with thick ropes and slings. Internal volume refers to the area inside a carabiner, and large internal volumes mean easier attachment and removal of multiple devices, knots and slings.
The nose design on these carabiners helps them resist shearing forces and achieve high side loading strength ratings. Taperlock is an evolution of our Keylock design, which gives a clean internal profile that prevents snagging on gear, bolts and slings.
I-Beam construction techniques allow carabiners to be lighter without compromising strength. This is achieved through hot forging, a process which allows metal to be made into complex shapes that improve functionality.
Non auto-locking gate which requires two actions to open, and is easy to use with one hand. Screwgates are suitable in systems where anchor points can be easily monitored and are unlikely to be affected by running ropes.