Carabiners: Insights Into Choosing A Carabiner

Technical Information ¬©Petzl Insights Into Carabiners Carabiners are rated in capacity by loading along the long axis. They have little strength when side-loaded along the short axis. Some offset carabiners, such as the modified “D” carabiner, help prevent side loading. Make sure to always load a carabiner along its spine (the long axis). Technical “use” …

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