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A strong, easy-to-use locking carabiner for beginners.
Petzl designed its Vertigo WL (Wire-Lock) Carabiner to specifically meet the needs of via ferrata. Its Wire-Lock locking system makes the Vertigo very easy to lock and unlock, making it excellent for passing intermediate anchors on via ferrata or setting up an anchor on a route. The keylock nose and large gate opening ease clipping and unclipping by eliminating any snags, and the ergonomic shape gives an excellent grip. Petzl made this carabiner out of aluminum, stainless steel, and nylon to stand up to intensive use over a long period of time.
- 25 kN major axis strength
- 10 kN minor axis strength
- 8 kN open gate strength
- Wire-Lock locking system
- Keylock system
- Ergonomic shape
- 24 mm gate opening
- Aluminum, stainless steel, nylon
- Item #PTZ001D
- Q & A
Not much of a locker
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've used the vertigo a ton on zipline trolleys with backup lanyards on regular auto lockers. They are a great option FOR THIS PURPOSE because they can be opened by pushing the biner onto the cable saving energy for the guide. This same convenience could cause some serious trouble if used in any situation where it was being weighted and un weighted, or was the only point of attachment. Unless using these for a specialized application try a different auto-locker like the petzl am'd