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    17 Reviews


    No golden gloves—just golden ascents.

    The Mad Rock Ultralight Wire Gate Carabiner is so light and so strong, we're surprised it didn't pursue a career as a professional boxer. Unfortunately, few weight divisions incorporate competitors that weigh in at 31 grams, and officials felt that 23 mm of gate clearance and an easy-clipping wire gate gave the Ultralight an unfair advantage.
    • Item #MRC0074

    Tech Specs

    Major Axis Strength
    25 kN
    Minor Axis Strength
    7 kN
    Open Gate Strength
    8 kN
    Gate Opening
    23 mm
    Claimed Weight
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Gets the job done.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I own two of these. One functions as a clip for my truck keys, while the other attaches my leather work gloves to my fire pack. Neither have ever failed or let me down. If the need arose for another, I wouldn't think to buy anything else.

    Super light, perfect for packing

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Used it to secure gear to packs and other objects while traveling. Never failed and couldn’t even tell they were there. Held through airports, boats, hiking, and horseback without any hiccups.

    Price is right

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I bought two of the Mad Rock Ultralight Wire Gate Carabiner to upgrade the carabiners on my hammock from the heavy steel ones it came with. I'm sure the two of them feel like they aren't living up to their full potential of summiting craggy peaks or saving lives when you miss that tiny hold, but they shaved a bunch of weight off my hammock and are doing a great job for what I ask of them; keeping me relaxing comfortably.

    Light and cheap - great for alpine

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is a great little carabiner that comes in at a perfect weight and size for placing anchors on your alpine routes or on multi pitch days. It's also perfect for the crag for a day of sport climbing. I bought more of these to replace BDs.

    I pair them with the Petzl Ange L Lite carabiner on dyneem runners for a great set of light alpine draws.

    Hard to beat!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I actually got this as order padding, the cost of shipping was the same as this carabinier, and this way I got free 2 day on my order! Overall I love this little guy. It feels very sturdy and well built and I wouldn't have any questions about using it on my climbing rack for quick draws but honestly all I've really used it for so far is clipping my shoes or sandals together when I carry them on my harness and it excells at that task!

    Light, Cheap, and Small.

      Anyways, this carabiner is pretty sweet. As small as a post-it note (almost) yet almost as strong as regular carabiner. I just use mine for my chalk bag, but I would feel comfortable hanging off these as well.

      Light, Cheap, and Small.

      Biner Size Comparrison

      From Top Left to Bottom Right:

      Mammut Wall Micro Locking - MAM004G

      Mad Rock Ultralight Wire Gate - MRC0074

      Trango Phase Carabiner - TRG0063

      CAMP USA Photon Wire Straight Gate - CMP3296

      Black Diamond Neutrino - BLD0851

      Black Diamond Mini Pearabiner Screwgate - BLD0729

      Omega Pacific Five-O Screw Lock - OGP0029

      Petzl Am'D Locking - PTZ0129

      Trango React Screwlock - TRG000K

      Jared D.

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      Biner Size Comparrison

      My staple trad biner

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      These are my favorite biners for trad for a few reasons. This is almost the lightest carabiner for its cost. In fact the only biner that is lighter than it, the trango phase, compromises on the gate size. When I am clipping I prefer to have a larger gate. Which brings me to how crazy I am about the gates. These biners clip with ease. The gate swallows rope well and never catches or snags while I use it. Given the cost, it is not very difficult to replace these when a biner needs to get left or replaced. I am just mad over these madrocks!

      My staple trad biner

      awesome product

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I've been using this to build anchors for a little over a year, and no problems yet. Great price for its weight. The action of the wire gate is very smooth. They also look pretty swell.

      Cheap AND Light

        These little guys are great. I use two for hanging my hammock with and they work perfectly. Much lighter then the "marine" grade biners that came with the hammock, and they are super cheap for what you get. Will definitely buy more next time I need a carabiner.

        Light Light Light

          When they say light they mean light and at 31g you will be hard pressed to find anything else like this for the price. Only reason I am giving it 4/5 is the gate can get hung up when you clean them from the bolt hangers but that is a problem with all wire carabiners. Like I said you can?t go wrong with this carabiner for the price it is awesome and if you lose it not really a big loss of money.

          Super Light, Super Strong

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          Just got ten Mad Rock quickdraws with these carabiners and used them for two weeks of new routing in Belize. Despite the heat, humidity and mud, they worked like a charm! Highly recommended!

          A good binner with an embarrassing flaw

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          It's a comfortable wire gate binner. I like its smooth action and overall feeling.

          The only flaw has been found after two seasons of intensive use is that it wears off too fast. Ropes groove MadRock Ultralight much faster then BD Oz or Metolius Inferno. Thus probably it's not as bargain as it seems at the first glance.

          I've owned these biners since they first came out and have found their durability to be impressive for how light they are. The only ones I've replaced were used on quickdraws and took a lot of TR'ing abuse, all the ones I use for racking/alpine draws are still in great shape after about 5 or 6 years of heavy use (trad, walls, alpine, you name it). In my experience Metolious wiregates groove about twice as fast as the Madrocks when used for quickdraws/TR'ing. I'll take a Madrock over a Metolious any day.