The importance of Carabiners

Carabiners are a vital piece of equipment for climbing and other rope related activities and tasks and they are essential to keep climbers and rope users safe and secure. People who are looking to purchase carabiners will need to find retailers who specialise in climbing equipment to ensure they purchase high quality carabiners. There are many different carabiners on the market so climbers may need to seek some advice from the retailer to help them choose the safest and best option for their intended purpose of use. Carabiners are fairly inexpensive even for great quality ones so people can ensure their safety for very little cost. They come in a range of shapes, sizes and colours all of which are designed to use with virtually any climbing rope.

Carabiners are made from aluminium which makes them lightweight without compromising on strength and durability. They are metal loops which have an opening where the climbing rope is fed through. Carabiners either come with a sprung or screwed opening and climbers will have their own personal preference as to which carabiners they prefer to use. The two different types of carabiners are locking and non-locking. These can both be used in the same way for the same purposes with climbing rope and it is really down to the preference of the user which one they will choose.

Locking carabiners come with an additional sleeve fitted around the gate opening and this means that the mechanism will only open when the gate it in the correct position. Non-locking carabiners work with a spring mechanism where the gate will spring open and shut once the rope has been pushed through. Like with carabiners there are also a number of different climbing rope products to choose from. Climbing rope comes as single, half and twin and the climbing rope that climbers require will depend on what they will be using the rope for. Climbing rope and carabiners are used for abseiling, climbing, pot holing, other outdoor pursuits and within a number of professions especially where work at height is involved.



BananaFingers is an online shop specialising in climbing equipment such as carabiners or climbing rope. We not only sell our products, we use and know our products. Give us a call for advice anytime!