With a featherlight weight of just a single ounce, the CAMP Photon Wire Straight Gate Carabiner is among the lightest full-size biners available today. The contoured wire and massive gate opening take the fuss out of clipping, and a wide variety of colors allows you to pair the Photon with color-coded trad gear.

  • Full-size D-shape with a large gate opening makes for easy clipping
  • Ultralight design allows the Photon to weigh in at just one ounce
  • Strength rated to 21KN along the major axis
  • Wide range of colors allows you to pair the Photon with color-coded trad gear

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4 5

Awesome Light weight Full size biner

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Overall, these are an awesome, lightweight, full sized carabiner.

Gate Size:
The gates on these are plenty big and super easy to clip. Nothing more, nothing less.

Biner Size:
These are a full size carabiner. A little big for my liking but still an awesome biner over all.

Weight:
For a full size carabiner, it's ridiculous how light these are.

Shoot me an email if you have any questions about these carabiners or any other gear!

Jared D.
Expert Gearhead
801.736.4336
jdowns@backcountry.com

5 5

LIGHT!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great, lightweight biner. Also love how well the colors match up to the Black Diamond Camalot series. Makes gear organization a piece of cake (but that piece of cake might add some unwanted pounds to compensate for the weight shed by using these biners).

Seeing as they hold a vertical force of 21kN, which is 21,000 N, which, if you divide by 10 m/s^2 (rounded gravitational force, kids), is the amount of mass you could hang from this bad boy (in kg), I think it's safe to say that I trust my 56 kg frame on this light, simple, and elegantly beautiful carabiner.

5 5

Light is right

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

In general I am not eager to spend extra money to shave off a few ounces in gear but when it comes to the Photon Wire Gate carabiner, its well worth it. This carabiner shaves off weight from your rack without sacrificing strength or functionality.
For ice climbing this is the carabiner on the rope-end of all of my alpine draws. Its gate is huge and easy to clip even with big winter gloves on. I have them in silver, but the option to color-code your gear is pretty sweet too!

5 5

Light weight is a little unnerving but..

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The first time I handled a Photon, I felt like I couldn't trust them. For their size, they are remarkably light.

But after checking the test strength for the 8th time, I racked them and promptly tested them myself with a fall or two. Splendid.

Now i love them. They work. That's all that matters. And they are large enough to use with a rope, with thin gloves, etc.

Responded on

Starting to build a rack for when I finally get out trad climbing,...my question/concern is "my" current weight,...186 lbs versus any wire gate biner. Would you say these are trustworthy at that weight? I'm looking at Nutrinos by BD as well, but CAMP's "Lifetime" warranty, versus BD's 1 yr warranty seems to be very revealing to me.

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Hey vinp, wiregate biners are just as strong as solid-gate ones. 21kN amounts to nearly 5000 lbs of force. Any climbing-rated carabiner will hold any fall, the only issue would occur if they weren't set up properly. For reference, you would suffer spinal injuries from a fall beginning at around 14 kN.

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I'm 215 lbs and I trust them. I think you can't go wrong with either the Photon or the Neutrinos. I have both in my wrack.

Super Light Biner!

I use these on my trad rack, so good! Lightweight, big gate, and strong!

Biner Size Comparrison

Biner Size Comparrison

From Top Left to Bottom Right:

Mammut Wall Micro Locking - MAM004G
Mad Rock Ultralight Wire Gate - MRC0074
Trango Phase Carabiner - TRG0063
CAMP USA Photon Wire Straight Gate - CMP3296
Black Diamond Neutrino - BLD0851
Black Diamond Mini Pearabiner Screwgate - BLD0729
Omega Pacific Five-O Screw Lock - OGP0029
Petzl Am'D Locking - PTZ0129
Trango React Screwlock - TRG000K

Jared D.
Expert Gearhead
800.409.4502 ext 4055
jdowns@backcountry.com

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I find it a little creepy that your carabiner tape looks EXACTLY like mine! My first thought was, "How did somebody get ahold of my carabiners?!"

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Nothing like a little neon green duct tape on some good ol' electrical tape!

I've heard great minds think alike!

Responded on

Starting to build a rack for when I finally get out trad climbing,...my question/concern is "my" current weight,...186 lbs versus any wire gate biner. Would you say these are trustworthy at that weight? I'm looking at Nutrinos by BD as well, but CAMP's "Lifetime" warranty, versus BD's 1 yr warranty seems to be very revealing to me,...or maybe not?

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Learn why the Photon won an American Alpine Institute Guides Choice Award.

5 5

Light Weight!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

The is VERY lightweight but also very durable as well. Great carabiner!

5 5

Super light.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I keep this one for racking all smallest stoppers. So light you don't even know its there. I would easily replace many of my wiregates with these given the chance. Highly recommended product.

5 5

Light but big as a house

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Fellers, ladies... These puppies are beautiful. They feel featherweight in the hand, but are large enough that you don't fumble when clipping. Excellent for alpine draws or clipping to slings.

My favorite carabiner!

5 5

Light is right

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are the perfect biner. They are a great size, easy to clip and light as a feather. Perfect for alpine draws. You can work the gates easily with gloves on making them awesome for ice and alpine climbing and they are so light you can have 20 on your harness when doing big wall and not even feel them

5 5

it's all about the indent

These guys are lightweight, I haven't typically bought CAMP equipment buy I may from here on. I also really like the little indent on the gate which makes for a comfortable and slightly easier clip while on rope.

5 5

good for alpine.

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

nice and light. large opening allows me to clip cordelette and prusik bundles easily.