most important feature of this patented carabiner is that it allows the
user to vary the descent simply by moving the rope into the narrow
section of the carabiner, eliminating almost all downwards force. In
addition the carabiner is equipped with a stainless steel twisted ring
which can be clipped into the semi-circular maillon on the harness.
This ring makes this carabiner suitable for all descent speeds on any type of rope.
It is small and light and does not exert any damage on the rope. This carabiner has been very popular with technically advanced cavers. The
brake/snapgate is an almost indispensable accessory for larger people
or with use of a heavy haul sack, perhaps on new and dry ropes. Although
some people are reluctant to use braking carabiners, we strongly
recommend it as with correct use it can prevent potentially very
Twist-lock karabiner that incorporates an integral braking system for improving friction on descenders and belay devices. Works extremely well with the Grigri when using slimmer ropes such as the Beal Booster, which can normally be a struggle.
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Established in 1977