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A clean, simple solution to eliminate cross-loading.
The DMM Rhino Carabiner provides a cleaner, simpler solution to prevent cross-loading than those clunky biners with rubber bungs. The horn on the spine prevents most locking belay devices from rotating off the top bar in order to reduce the risk of cross-loading. An I-Beam construction makes the Rhino incredibly strong for how little it weighs, and a full cross-section at the top bar gives greater wear resistance for smooth belays. A clean nose lets you take the belay off without any snags. The Rhino comes in the classic screwgate design for old-school climbers, a quicklock design that twists to unlock, or a locksafe design that offers the most secure locking mechanism out of the three.
- I-Beam construction
- Full cross-section top bar
- Clean nose
- Horn on spine
- Screwgate, quicklock, and locksafe options
- Item #DMM000G
- Q & A
Does the Job
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This carabiner works great for belay! Its extremely sturdy an does the job intended, couldn't be happier
Fantastic belay biner
Since acquiring one of these and using it for a weekend, I've added 2 more. Best belay biner I've owned and the rhino spine does a good job in holding the device and minimizing cross loading. Beefy biner, nicely done like many DMM biners
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
This is the first product I've bought of DMM. I used few times, and I can say the shape and functionality it's incredible.
I really recommend this carabiner
DMM Rhino Low-Down
The Rhino is a solution to the locking 'biner cross-loading issue when using a device like the GriGri or pulley. Hear about its design and features via the video.
A perfect indoors/cragging belay binner
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I love the simple idea behind this Rhino binner. It solves the cross loading problem. But nothing comes for free - the price is a bit awkward clipping and/or unclipping your Rhino binner with Cinch (or GriGri) on it to/from your harness. When you have an empty gear loop on your harness this is not a problem at all, but on a long trad or bigwall climb it would be a pain.
Personally I've found this binner (with a Quicklock or a Locksafe gate) to be the perfect Cinch (or GriGri) match for indoors training sessions or cragging. But on a long climbs I still use my big bad old oval screw gate.
DMM informational video
Great for Grigris and ascenders
I like this device as a crossload-safe carabiner for use with devices like a Grigri 2 or ascenders. For the Grigri I also like the Petzl Freino, which also prevents crossloading in the same way, except instead of just a horn it has a friction spur which works with the Grigri to aid in lowering. Since that feature is useless with ascenders this carabiner is a more elegant solution. I've tested it with my Petzl Ascension and Microcenders, which I use for toprope soloing and it works with both. When using two of them it also prevents crossloading with a Silent Partner.