How to Buy Carabiners and Quickdraws
Carabiners and quickdraws keep a climber and his gear safely tethered together. Carabiners consist of an oval or D-shaped ring with a spring-loaded gate that snaps shut. Quickdraws connect two carabiners together with a webbing sling. Carabiners and quickdraws are strength-rated to ensure safe performance when properly used, and are available in a variety of shapes and styles.