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How to Recycle and Upcycle Used Carabiners

We've written a whole lot about when to retire carabiners, but what do you do with those old, broken, and worn…

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8 Reasons It’s Time To Retire Your Carabiners

Carabiners are incredibly strong. They can easily last 10, 15, 20 years or even a lifetime when properly…

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The Best Locking Carabiners for Anchoring in Hangers and Chains

Guest Author and Gear Geek Khoi Chau here to talk about the nuances of locking carabiners. Belay carabiners aside,…

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Finding the Best Strength to Weight Ratio

Recently we've been deep in gear data, searching for trends and looking for new ways to visualize climbing gear.…

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Auto-Locking Carabiner: Why Now?

Screw gates have been the locking carabiner standard since their inception in the late 1890's. Auto-lockers…

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Carabiner Gate Openings Explained

What is a carabiners gate opening? Gate opening refers to the distance between a carabiner's nose and the fully…

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Carabiner Rack Packs Explained

A decade ago, color-coded carabiners were virtually non-existent but now there are plentiful options. If you're…

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Ensure your Carabiner is Strong Enough to Climb on

To ensure your new carabiner is strong enough to use rock climbing, make sure it is CE and/or UIAA certified from…

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Gate Flutter and Gate Shutter Explained

There are two types of scenarios that will unintentionally cause a carabiner's gate to open. 1. Gate Flutter -…

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Picking the Best Carabiner by Shape

We could have made this blogpost one sentence: Almost every carabiner you use will be non-locking offset D's, with…

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The 37 Brands Selling Rock Climbing Carabiners

Read on to find out all of your carabiner buying options! We list all the folks who sell certified rock climbing…

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Keylock vs Non-Keylock Carabiners, which is better?

It’s not fair to judge the snag-free merits of a carabiner based solely on whether it's keylock or not. There are…

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