With a lightweight, ergonomic design and secure screwgate sleeve, this versatile Screwgate Karabiner is the ideal choice for everything from belaying to anchor building. The easy-clipping keylock nose won't catch on bolts and slings, while it's strong lightweight construction allows for a streamlined shape that reduces weight and bulk.
Keylock nose doesn’t snag
Easy-to-hold functional shape
Screwgate sleeve Karabiner
kN Rating All carabiners come with a kN, or kiloNewton rating engraved into the spine. If you have carabiners without a kN rating DO NOT use them for climbing! A kiloNewton is equal to about 225 lbs., which is a force of gravity rating, not static weight or mass. If you remember back to algebra class, force is equal to mass times acceleration. Everything you use for climbing, rope, webbing, carabiners, anchors and protection is designed to absorb the force (or shock) that’s generated by a fall. All this equipment has a certain rating of force it can withstand, and that rating is typically referred to as a kN rating. That rating doesn’t take into account wear and tear on your gear, so always check everything before use, and replace anything with excessive wear.