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Petzl Ange L Lite Wire Gate Carabiner


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    19 Reviews


    Angelically light.

    Just looking at the gate, you can tell that the engineers over at Petzl did everything they could to make the Ange L Lite Wire Gate Carabiner as light as possible, but you can't tell how this carabiner works for virtually any style of climbing. Sure it's ideal to have a rack full of these tiny, superlight beauties on alpine approaches for long multi-pitches to faraway summits, but it's also delightful to clip these bad boys on light-and-fast redpoint attempts and single pitch sport projects. The MonoFil Keylock not only reduces weight and eliminates snagging, but also assures a smooth clipping experience as well as a longer lasting lifetime compared to standard wire gate carabiners. There's a subtle, deflected indent on the bottom to help prevent slings and dogbones from sliding up the carabiner, and an H-profile reduces weight without hindering the carabiner's overall strength.

    • Superlight carabiner for virtually any style of climbing
    • MonoFil Keylock gate ensures smooth opening and a long lifetime
    • Deflected indent on bottom keeps slings and dogbones aligned
    • H-profile reduces weight without strength
    • Item #PTZ0296

    Tech Specs

    Gate Type
    keylock nose, H-profile
    Major Axis Strength
    22 kN
    Minor Axis Strength
    7 kN
    Open Gate Strength
    10 kN
    Gate Opening
    26 mm
    Claimed Weight
    1.19 oz
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    3 years

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    Tiny Biners

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    These biners are pretty darn small, and they work great for racking cams. Id prefer a bigger biner for racking nuts and making draws, but to each their own. That being said, the keylock design and little black plastic piece on the gate make operating the biner quite easy for it being so small. Not the most versatile biner, but darn solid!

    They work

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I bought a couple of these to put my stoppers on, mainly because there is nothing to snag the stopper when I pull it from the carabiner. They are expensive and could only justify them for my snag-free items.

    nice carabiners

      I got a gray Ange for a gray cam of mine, and just used it for the first time a couple of weekends ago.
      Other reviewers have already touched on the qualities that make the Ange such a good biner and given that I've only clipped mine a few times, I don't have much to add. It is super light, super easy to clip and Petzl says it is super safe.
      I have no idea how the Ange does long term, though I have heard that it is durable.
      If I needed new alpine draws and didn't mind spending the money I'd go with a small Ange on one end and a large one on the other. They sell some draws that way as well, and when I need new draws I may go that route.

      Light, Fast, Effortless

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Bought a bunch of these for my alpine draws and slings and I LOVE them. They are rated stronger than any other biner on the market, plus they have a larger gate-opening degree so you can fit twin ropes/ half ropes and thick haul-line ropes with ease. Your gear/ life is worth the extra money for these.

      best full size wiregate available

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      The problem with most wiregate biners is that the nose snags due to the notch cut for the wire. The Petzl Ange and a few DMM biners are the only models I know of that are both wiregate and snag-free. The DMM models use a conventional wire loop but the Ange uses a thick single wire with a ball on the end to lock into the nose. The Ange has a wide gate opening, smooth clip, wide rope surfaces, plenty of room for doubled alpine draws, and light weight. Hot forged in France so you know they're high-quality. The dogbones that come with the quickdraws are nice too. Only downside on these is that Ange L only come in blue and gray, and Ange S in orange and grey, so not useful for color racking your cams like the DMM models. The Ange L works great for alpine draws with wide dyneema slings; I have eight.

      light weight biner

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      great light weight biner for any rack, although costly and I have had a friend or two complain about the smaller opening. I have had no issues yet though.

      Love These

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I love the Ange because of the hole in the gate/nose. My friends and I use them for caving and the hole lets the mud and dirt push through instead of get caught up in the biner and prevent the gate from closing (which is the opposite of what you want when you have your cowstails clipped to a traverse line rigged along a ledge 40' above a pile of breakdown). They're easy to clip to whatever you need them to, despite their small size. I recommend these carabiners to everyone I know.

      Best Carabiner on the Market

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Alright so if you are just sport climbing, this carabiner is probably overkill. That being said, these carabiners, although on the more expensive side, are worth every penny. As they say, you get what you pay for. The construction is incredible, with the straight keylock nose, you won't have trouble hooking or unhooking these carabiners, but the hole allows dirt, snow, and grime to be cleared away easily. They come in at 28 grams (21 grams lighter than the Petzl Spirit) so they feel light as a feather even when you are fully racked up with draws made with these bad boys. The MonoFil Keylock wiregate system makes clipping incredibly easy with a basic design that has the weight of a wiregate, without the chance of cords or hanging pieces getting caught in the gate itself.

      Here are a few more technical details on the carabiner:
      Gate type: Wire
      Gate open clearance: 23 millimeters
      Strength major axis closed: 20 kilonewtons
      Strength major axis open: 9 kilonewtons
      Strength minor axis: 7 kilonewtons
      Weight: 28 grams

      My favorite carabiner

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      To me this is the perfect non-locking carabiner. Easy to open, easy to clip, and super light. $4 or $5 more expensive than BD neutrinos (my go to wire gate) but worth that extra expense if you can afford it. I can't yet, but I love the two that I own and use them for everything. Petzl is quickly becoming my favorite climbing brand - the quality shows in their products.

      Petzl Ange L, a good, strong carabiner

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      These Petzl Carabiners are really sick! I was put off by the single wire gate design, but they are very safe and a bomber carabiner! My buddy is the owner, but we have used them on multiple big walls and routes. They are great as a loose biner for aid climbing, used on runners, and as a quickdraw. The nose is narrow, which makes cleaning while weighting a hanger a much easier task! The Ange S Ultra-Lite Wire design cut 6 grams off the Ange L Lite Wire, making it one pure ounce. The design of the Angle S has lost up to 2kN in strength and 3mm of gate opening compared to the Angle L. Here are some more detailed specs taken from Petzl's website.


      Material(s) : aluminum

      Capacity: 21 mm

      Certification(s) : CE EN 12275 type B, UIAA

      Made in: FR

      Guarantee: 3 years

      Color(s): Blue

      Reference(s): M59 B

      Weight: 34 g

      Major axis strength: 22 kN

      Open gate strength: 10 kN

      Minor axis strength: 7 kN

      Gate opening: 26 mm

      Color(s): Dark Gray

      Reference(s): M59 G

      Weight: 34 g

      Major axis strength: 22 kN

      Open gate strength: 10 kN

      Minor axis strength: 7 kN

      Gate opening: 26 mm

      Petzl Ange L, a good, strong carabiner

      I guess I'll be the first hater...

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

      I'm glad I only got one of these carabiners because I really don't like it. The gate is super small; I struggled to clip my 9.8mm through it. The gate is unique, and although I'm sure it's secure, it feels super wobbly. It isn't even the lightest carabiner out there.

      Light, Ergonomic, Expensive

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      These are nice and light and handle extremely well. Thicker gloves were surprisingly not very awkward (to me anyways) with the short, single wire gate. They also have a higher than most open gate strength rating. The shape is different than anything I have used before and they have quickly become my favorite carabiner.

      However, they are not cheap. At almost $12/biner, there are options that are half as cheap and better than half as good. If you have the money, I highly recommend these if you want/can afford these, however, I'm not sure they are worth their $12 price tag.