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Petzl Am'D Locking Carabiner

$15.95 - $20.95

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  • Screw-lock, One Size
    $15.95
  • Ball-lock, One Size
    $20.95
  • Twist-lock, One Size
    $20.95
  • Triact-lock, One Size
    $20.95

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Am'D Locking Carabiner

Petzl shaped the Am'D Locking Carabiner asymmetrically to accommodate ascenders and descenders for mountaineering, canyoneering, and big wall climbing. This carabiner comes with in various locking styles, from the standard screw-lock to the super secure triact-lock. A weight-savings H-profile and a snag-free keylock nose make the Am-D excellent for any climbing scenario, whether it's a belay or part of an anchor.  

  • Triact-lock, ball-lock, twist-lock, and screw-lock gates available
  • H-profile construction
  • Snag-free keylock nose
  • Item #PTZ004X

Material
aluminum
Gate Type
ball-lock, triact-lock, twist-lock, screw-lock
Features
keylock nose, H-profile
Major Axis Strength
27 kN
Minor Axis Strength
8 kN
Open Gate Strength
8 kN
Gate Opening
25 mm, [triact-lock] 24 mm
Claimed Weight
[screw-lock] 2.5 oz, [ball-lock, twist-lock, triact-lock] 2.6 oz
Recommended Use
climbing
Manufacturer Warranty
3 years

Tech Specs

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>Rating: 5

Favorite carabiner ever

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Ok so this carabiner is amazing. Small enough to use on PAS, large enough to clove hitch into, use as a master point in anchor, etc. It’s specifically designed for ascenders/descenders as well. Some folks say this biner is huge- but I have to scratch my head. It’s not small, but it’s not huge. The Rocklock or Williams- now THOSE are full size biners. This is a perfect middle ground for 98% of technical outings (sport, trad, jugging up a rope, canyoneering.) I love that it come in several locking types as well. The ball lock is my favorite but that is a super divisive locking mechanism- you either love it completely or hate it more than anything. Absolutely love this biner. Nothing better. I carry several of these for general climbing and two live permanently on my Petzl Ascenders.

>Rating: 4

Yuuuuge!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I didn't realize how huge this carabiner was going to be! It's great for munter and clove hitches, or a fast masterpoint on a chain anchor, and works well as an all around 'biner, but its a little on the large end of things to be good as a anchor point 'biner.

>Rating: 5

Schweet!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Great lightweight biner which opens and locks very smoothly! I absolutely have no complaints!

>Rating: 5

Great to use with the Petzl Pirana

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

This carabiner fits perfectly in the Pirana and that is the main reason why I got it. It operates smoothly and cuts off a little bit of weight with the design of it.

>Rating: 4

Gear Update

Updated some canyoneering gear with this gorgeous hunk of metal. No complaints here. Locks smoothly.

>Rating: 5

Use on rappel and belay

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

For years I used the Black Diamond GridLock Belay Screwgate. It was the bane of my existence. I wanted a wide H shape locker for my use once I gave the GridLock to a friend, the Am'D more than does the job. I feel secure and protected with the construction and "unlocked" markings which Petzl integrates in their lockers. Shaved some weight off using this as well.

>Rating: 5

Use with Petzl Pirana

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

The ease of use on this is great! I picked this up to use with my Pirana because it is one of the carabiners recommended to fit by Petzl. It is a very tight fit as it is supposed to be. The Pirana is not meant to move while on the carabiner. I got the twist lock and it is so smooth to open! The ease of use with one hand is amazing as well. This is my all-time favorite combo to rappel on when canyoneering! I also picked up a 2nd one to use with my GriGri.

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>Rating: 5

Never go anywhere without it!

This is my second Am’D carabiner I’ve bought. I used to use this as a belay carabiner which worked great, though cross loading and inverting were an issue. Now I’ve transitioned to using them for top rope anchors and they work fantastic for this purpose! With a major axis strength of 27kn, they are absolutely bomber!

>Rating: 4

I LIKE IT!!

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

"I actually really like this carabiner. Super simple but really well made you know it just locks soothely. Good stuff."-4.5 stars

>Rating: 5

Great Belay device carabiner

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Love this carabiner for attaching a GriGri to my belay loop. Sure. I have a dozen others that are functional for that purpose, but the design of this is particularly suitable for just that. I think I recall that may be even what it was made for on the Petzl site. Anyway, I like it so much that sometimes I open it, close it, open it close it several times, ya know, for the sheer joy of it. Then I I get back to belaying. Anyway, its pretty great.

>Rating: 4

Fits Pirana... kinda

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

It works as well as any carabiner I have used in my petzl pirana, not very well, but functional. Other than that works like a biner oughta. Shape is fine, light enough, gate and screw lock work seamlessly. Not blown away but it meets my expectations.

>Rating: 2

Least favorite carabiner

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

This carabiner often cross loads and inverts while being used. It is also very fiddly. The ball is an unnecessary safety feature that only makes the carabiner more frustrating to use.

>Rating: 5

Love the Am'D

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I own the screw gate and the triact locking carebiners. These are my favorite so far. Easy to grab on the fly, and feels great in the hand.

>Rating: 4

It's useful

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I use this D Carabiner conneting my cowstail to the anchor instead of H.It's work great,the screw and gate are smooth to lock and open.

>Rating: 4

does the job

New to climbing but i like it. The twist lock feels safe and easy.

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