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Black Diamond Oval Carabiner

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    • Polished

    55 Reviews


    The Black Diamond Oval Carabiner is the big wall standard.

    Big wall climbers, stop looking at those anodized new-fangled 'biners and pick up the time-tested Black Diamond Oval Carabiner. The Oval Carabiner's rounded design eliminates 'biner shift on aid placements and is ideal for racking gear on both trad routes and aid climbs. The Black Diamond Oval has remained unchanged for years. After all, why would you mess with something so simple and functional?
    • Item #BLD0855

    Tech Specs

    Major Axis Strength
    18 kN
    Minor Axis Strength
    7 kN
    Open Gate Strength
    7 kN
    Claimed Weight
    2.2 oz
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    Hundreds of uses

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These carabiners are tough, durable, and function really well. Personally I use mine for racking gear on my harness, but they can be used for chalk bags, water bottles, slack lines, and just about anything else you can think of.

    Sturdy and Simple

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This carabiner is definitely a little on the heavier side, but it serves its purpose well. With the simple design and sturdy construction, this carabiner is great for rigging, setting a slack line, or part of a whitewater rescue kit. I wouldn't carry a ton of these on my harness on the wall due to the weight, but it definitely has a sweet spot for application.

    Great piece

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is a really smooth sleek carabiner i love using these for Slack line, and Hammocks!! They have a really smooth action and works really well for all different kinds of jobs!! It is a cheaper but still really strong and comparable carabiner!! I would get it again and again!!

    Bread and Butter

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    If you are looking for a basic, no frills 'biner that will get the job done. This is it. Its cheap. Its rated high, and it works with so many devices natively. For example, if I am setting up a pulley system using my favorite Petzl pulleys, I will use this 'biner to hold my pulleys. The balanced curve slopes devices into a nice manageable spot. This is something that every climber should have... and you should probably have a dozen. They're like bread and butter on your rack.

    Super Smooth and Super Solid

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Very versatile carabiner. While they have as many uses as you can think of, my main use for these relatively large perfectly symmetrical 'biners is for primitive slackline rigging.

    What I use on the water.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The Black Diamond Oval Carabiner is a great piece of kit for use on the river, something anyone can find a use for be you a first time kayaker or experienced river guide. I keep 1 clipped to the shoulder strap of my pfd and the other serves as the buckle for my guide belt (a flip line or sling constructed from 1 inch mil spec webbing wrapped around the waste and secured via a carabiner) This is perfect for fabricating any number of items in the field be it an anchor mooring your raft/kayak to shore or a makeshift harness for safety on and around slick rocks. Many unpin kits instruct you to clip your carabiner to your anchor and then attach a pulley.. often times simply passing your line through the biner givers you the leverage necessary to unpin a stuck kayak.

    great for everything

      I bought one of these specifically for hanging part of my rack on and i plan on buying more. It's cheap, so leaving one or two behind isn't gonna break the bank. I would call it a little on the heavy side especially if you're carrying a ton of them, but they provide a lot of bang for the buck when it comes to usefulness.

      Solid, simple

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      These carabiners are great. Very solid construction and simple.

      Excellent for clipping gear to you, top roping anchors, or even setting up your hammock or slackline.

      In the off chance you find yourself on a route above your reach of completion you can always use this as a bail biner, although I hope that does not happen to you.

      golden standard

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      for anything non-cutting-edge or alpine, these are awesome. Heavy duty, easy to clip, easy to load and tension with. A nice workhorse carabiner

      Hammock Support

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I've had a few of these for big wall use, but most recently I wanted to upgrade the carabiners on my ENO hammock. These work great. Nice and light and strong.

      Novice question... Why would the oval be...

      Novice question...
      Why would the oval be more appropriate for top roping, considering the BD Light-D cost $.50 less and rated 5kN higher? Or is it just the visual symmetry when doubled-up and opposed?

      Thanks! That's what I was thinking, but I also want to clarify something. My rope runs through a pair of opposed and opposite lockers, I use the light D's opposite and opposed to link runners/webbing/cord for the non-moving part of the anchor. Anything that moves get lockers.

      Could you use 2 of these biners and a...

      Could you use 2 of these biners and a dogbone to make an "un-official" quickdraw, or would it be better just to buy a regular quickdraw?

      You can use two of these, or any other carabiners, and a runner to make a quickdraw. Considering the cheapest quickdraws are around 11 dollars, even these ovals, the cheapest of carabiners, and a runner will cost you more than that. Plus those cheap quickdraws are still a lighter, stronger, and easier handling package. Look for multi-packs on sale for the best deals.

      Ok. This seems like this is the best place...

      Ok. This seems like this is the best place for help. I need a carabiner that does not use a screw, holds at least 120 lbs, and has around a 2.5 inches in width

      Any climbing carabiner will suit your needs. This doesn't use a screw, is about two inches wide, and holds almost 4,000 pounds. Plus it's cheap and will last forever. This particular design has been in use for decades.

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