Posted on by Beckworth & Co.

In pictures, it looks awesome when you see climbers who were able to reach the top successfully. Their strength, willpower and knowledge of climbing and safety gives them the utmost edge to achieve that. Of course, it will not all be possible without the huge help of using some of the best and strongest outdoor climbing gears out there.

Aside from the sturdy ropes and harnesses, your climbing experience will not be complete without the carabiners. If you will use ropes and go outdoor climbing, you need to have these carabiners to be successful on your activity. These metal loops with a gate lets your rope pass through it. When the gate is closed, you now have a closed loop which creates a secured rope. They are an important piece in climbing.

It is important to know the anatomy and function of carabiners. They are attached to the rope and to pieces of gears which provides for safer climbing experience. They are usually made of aluminum or even of heavier steel to ensure its sturdiness. Their shapes can differ, but it is usually elongated triangle or oval, with an opening gate on one side so you can easily clip and un-clip the other gears. Know that there are two main types of carabiners, the safer “screw gates” and the simpler “snap gates”.

This information can help you decide which of the best and strongest climbing carabiners you are going to get for your successful climbing activity.

Mad Rock Super Tech Screw Carabiner

Compliments  Complaints
  • A reliable key chain clip
  • Affordable option
  • Opens smoothly 
  • Has strong spring action 
  • Has many uses
  • Could not support a heavyweight
  • Lightweight and small
  • Rope does not fit through well

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GM CLIMBING Ultra-Light Screw Locking Carabiner CE UIAA Certified

Compliments Complaints
  • Can be attached to different gears
  • Strong and secure 
  • Can support a full body weight 
  • Lightweight but high quality 
  • Safe to use for climbing
  • Some complained it does not lock up
  • A bit small 
  • Product feels cheap

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Favofit 12KN/25KN Heavy Duty Aluminium Carabiners

Compliments Complaints
  • Entire clip flexes which makes it much stronger 
  • Can support heavyweight 
  • Locking mechanism gives more security
  • Lightweight but heavy duty
  • Can serve most of your needs
  • They are small
  • Are thinner than other products
  • A little overpriced

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Hunter Safety System High-Strength Locking Carabiners, Rated up to 5600 lbs

Compliments Complaints
  • Lockable in a closed position
  • Solid for everyday tasks 
  • Can un-clip, add, remove and re-clip a layer from your harness strap 
  • Screw locks are perfect for tightening 
  • Has a heavy weight load capacity
  • Clasp cover does not securely cover the opening
  • Others cannot unscrew this carabiner 
  • Feels cheap

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