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Edelrid Pure Slider Carabiner

$17.95

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    Clip it and forget it.

    Clip Edelrid's Pure Slider Carabiner when your climb wanders and traverses for extra locking security. The locking slide gate prevents the carabiner from opening, and the biner weighs the same as most non-locking carabiners. The locking slide is easy to lock and unlock for convenience while climbing.

    • Locking slide gate
    • H-profile construction
    • Item #ELR0013

    Tech Specs

    Gate Type
    locking slide
    Features
    slide locker
    Major Axis Strength
    23 kN
    Minor Axis Strength
    8 kN
    Open Gate Strength
    8 kN
    Gate Opening
    18 mm
    Dimensions
    100 x 58 mm
    Claimed Weight
    1.5 oz
    Recommended Use
    climbing

    Tech Specs

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    Perfect for a personal tether

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is my go to biner to use on a personal tether. It is easy to operate one-handed, as in a rappelling situation. It is lightweight for it's size, clips easily and is more secure than a non-locker, but less hassle than a locker. I wouldn't trust it out of my sight.

    Easy One-handed use, Less Secure

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is great for some applications- where ease opening with one hand is more important than a more secure locking mechanism.
    I bought a few of the HMS version, before they came out with this one, and I think this D version is more useful.

    I'll start with the main drawback: The lock isn't bad, but it seems much less secure and more likely to open than a screwgate or any other auto-locking mechanism. It takes very little movement of a small piece to unlock it. And it often sticks open when the gate closes on it's own- Not a big deal as long as you're paying attention, and it's fine once the gate is closed, but that's not good..

    That said, there are some great things about it. It's lightweight, and very easy to open with one hand, or by sliding the rope against the lock while clipping. I use this on one of my long trad draws, for critical placements where I want some extra security. This is also be great for a pair of locking quickdraws to use for sport climbing anchors (I use a pair of the HMS version for the bolt end). The lack of a barrel on the gate means it's smooth, and won't catch on or abrade your soft gear. I don't know anyone who uses the garda hitch, but these are the only locker I've seen that would work very well for that.

    I keep the HMS version of this on a sling I use as a safety tether, it's super convenient when I'm constantly clipping and unclipping it. The lock doesn't bother me too much in that case, because of the way I clip it and always keep an eye on it- this is one of the few cases where the HMS version is better. I used to use it for my autoblock during rappels, and it worked fine, but since I sometimes rely on my autoblock as my sole safety, I decided I wanted a more secure locker for that purpose. I would never be comfortable using these for belaying or rappelling, though in a pinch it would work.

    Finally, people also say this lock mechanism handles ice much better than others. I don't ice climb so I can't verify that, but it certainly makes sense to me, there really isn't much space where ice could build up and get stuck.

    Will this fit in the small hole in the Mega Jul that is used to release loaded topside belay? I'm having a hard time finding a biner that will fit.

    Best Answer

    Roscoe, Ive never been able to find or get a biner through that hole. With the Ninteen G biner from Edelrid you can fit the nose of the biner in there but, not the whole thing. My advice is take an extra 10mm dyneema sling and girth hitch it through the hole. Check out how this guy does it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyN52Uuilv4 starts at 5:30.



    If you have anymore questions feel free to send me an email or call!



    Bill Porreca

    bporreca@backcountry.com

    801-736-6398