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The Petzl Spirit Carabiner is especially lightweight and easy to clip on and off any anchor point thanks to the ergonomic shape and snag free Keylock system gate. This eliminates the hook found on traditional carabiner gates and makes clips a smooth experience. At just 49 grams for the straight or bent gate version, combine Spirit Carabiners with Express slings for lightweight quickdraws.

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4 5

Petzl spirit

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Good biner, good price. No issues here. Petzl quality, bought a few as spares for the rack.

Petzl spirit
5 5

classic racking biner

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

A bit pricey, but awesome biner for your racking and snag free needs. Only wish is that Petzl made some different colors. Very simple design works in call conditions, which cant be said for all lightweight biners

5 5

Great to have along

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great carabiner to have along with you on any trip whether you are climbing or need it for your keys. I have used these to build quick draws and extend slings while climbing. Get these now as they are no longer in production after being replaced by the 2013 Spirit Express.

5 5

Not a Bad Thing to Say at All!

These are great biners! I love that they don't have teeth that catch on bolts. The gate flows nicely and they are pretty! Definitely recommend them.

5 5

Sport climbing standard

The straight gate version of this carabiner goes on the bolt-end of all my quickdraws. I doesn't make much of a difference until it comes time to cleaning overhanging routes. Then, these (or any keylock 'biner, really) becomes really nice in a big hurry.

5 5

Solid and then some

Easily my favourite biner. Smooth action, never snags no matter how hard you try. Weight might be the only thing that bothers some. But these are so good I use them daily!

Spirit in use on Winter Ascent of Classic Andromeda Strain

Spirit in use on Winter Ascent of Classic Andromeda Strain

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For more on this climb: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6pTYH_CNq8

5 5

solid carabiner

solid carabiner. been around forever and will be here for a long time to come. easy use and quick to handle.

5 5

Fantastic Biner

I bought this and a BD biner at the same time to see which I liked better. This one wins it hands down. Clean crisp gate action with just the right amount of tension. Bent gate makes clipping a piece of cake. Buy it.

5 5

Super Solid

Not much I can say that hasn't been repeated about 5 times already in the other reviews. SOLID biner. SMOOTH action. SICK anodizing. I am always willing to pay a few extra dollars for the high quality Petzl products because its worth the peace of mind that the stuff is just quality.

5 5

Best Solid Gate Biner

This biner and the dmm shadow are the best solid gate biners you can buy. The keylock nose and the strong open gate strength make them the best. I recomend these for general rock climbing where wieght is not a concern. Unless your doing hard alpine climbing than the spirit mixed with some other light weight wire gates is the best option for 90% of climbers out there.

5 5


I love the smooth feel and Keylock performance of this biner. Its just great for all applications.

5 5

i love this carabiner!

great biner. the action is great on it, and have several, even one that i use everyday to hold my keys cus the action is so smooth!

5 5


Very slick action, and the ridges on the gate of the straight version actually help with the grip! The 'biner is noticeably heavier than most others, though...

5 5


This is the standard for carabiners PERIOD.

The best part is the hook will not snag like most "notched" carabiners.

4 5

Tight and Right

Super Light Weight and the door catch is very Tight, would work fine as a primary I use as a lightweight secure backup. Would make it a 5 star but prefer locking biners for 5's

4 5

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I use this biner to clip on anything heavy and to tie up loads that I wouldnt trust regular hooks with. This is a great carabiner and even though you shouldnt use it for climbing i have secured things they weigh more than 150lbs in the air it had no problem

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I've used these for climbing for the last 8 years. These biners are great for climbing.

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Matt, these are rated to over 5000lbs and are widely considered to be one of the most well made carabiners of all time. Why wouldn't you climb with them?

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