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Petzl's lightest locking carabiner.
Unlike most locking carabiners, Petzl designed its Spirit 3D Screw-Lock Carabiner for climbing-specific situations like belay stations and top-rope anchors. Made solely out of aluminum, this is Petzl's lightest carabiner, and its H-shaped cross section gives it a surprising amount of durability with a superb strength-to-weight ratio. It has a very compact size to keep anchors clean, and its size helps accommodate multiple climbers at a single belay station. Despite its compact quality, this biner has a wide contact surface for better rope glide that also reduces wear on the carabiner for excellent longevity. The screw-lock sleeve is easy to use and provides efficient clipping, and the visual indicator clearly points out whether it's locked or not. This pear-shaped carabiner also features a keylock nose for snag-free clipping every time.
- Aluminum with H-shaped cross section
- Screw-lock with visual indicator
- Keylock nose
- Pear-shaped carabiner with wide contact surface
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The low profile nose can clip anything
Top notch locker
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This is a fantastic locking carabiner to keep with you as generic locking carabiners or for locking draws for clipping anchors. I'm normally not much of a fan of screw gates (vs. auto-lockers) but the Petzl safety marker is a huge plus. Just like the original non-locking Spirit, this carabiner has awesome ergonomics, clips as smooth as butter, and has a low profile nose that fits anywhere.
Pairs well with the Mega Jul
The Mega Jul slot for using a carabine as a lever for lowering and rappeling normally only fits the nose of the biner. But the Spirit's low profile nose lets it completely clip the levering slot for more security.