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How to Buy Carabiners and Quickdraws

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Locking

Locking carabiners use either a manual or automatic locking system to prevent the gate from opening unintentionally. A locking carabiner is required for use with a belay device.

Non-locking

Non-locking carabiners can freely snap open and shut, and are available with straight gates, bent gates, or wire gates. Straight gate carabiners are clipped to protection, while bent gates are easier to clip a rope into. Wire gates reduce weight and allow for larger gate openings.

Quickdraws and Dogbones

Quickdraws connect two carabiners together with a webbing sling called a dogbone. The upper carabiner (often a straight gate) is clipped to a bolt or piece of protection, while the lower carabiner (often a bent gate) is clipped to the rope.

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