The avid climbers appreciate the technology in the carabiner manufacture as it saves thousands of lives every day. However, it can be a bit challenging to set their types apart. Whether you use twist-lock carabiners, D-carabiners, HSE carabiners, screw carabiners or wire carabiners, they serve the same purpose – to make rock climbing safe for enthusiasts.
The climbing carabiners are solely designed to hold your body weight or to carry your equipment. They are suitable to hold your backpack with all the essentials such as a portable flashlight, two-way radio, water bottle, food, etc.
As safety is first and foremost for all climbers, they must ensure that the climbing carabiners are UIAA marked and CE approved. Tejar.pk sells only safety-approved carabiners and never compromises on the quality of the products.
The carabiners for climbers are generally made from steel or aluminum. We have the following types in stock:
Oval carabiners (h4)
The classic carabiners are popular among climbers for their symmetrical shape and multifunctionality. The oval shape minimizes load displacement and has room for more equipment. However, the opening is quite small and the strength is the same as other types of carabiners.
D-form carabiners (h4)
Although oval carabiners are the most popular climbing tools, enthusiasts prefer D-form carabiners as they move the weight of the equipment away from the openings. They are strong, durable, stable, and light with a slightly larger opening than an oval carabiner. But they are smaller and hardly have space for additional equipment.
HMS carabiners (h4)
Similar to an asymmetrical D-shape carabiner, an HMS carabiner has a large opening that allows you to attach additional equipment, like your umbrella, ropes, camp pack, etc. The pear-shaped carabiners are specifically designed for rappelling and securing. In addition to that, they are used to set anchors for multi-pitch climbing and roping.
An avid climber already knows the different gate types; straight gate, wire gate, and bent gate. The first type is the most durable and commonly used for holding equipment and quickdraws. Moreover, it is present in all the carabiners entailing a lock.
The wire gate is a lot lighter, as compared to a straight gate, and does not include a spring. Due to the automatic locking mechanism, there’s minimal risk of it freezing in the wet and cold weather.
A bent gate, however, is a little heavier than a wire gate and allows the climbers to clip the rope using one hand only.
Once you understand how the carabiner shape, gate type, strength, and opening size affect the performance while going up the rocks, it would be easier for you to choose the right carabiners for rock climbing.