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Carabiners are metal connectors that join separate parts of a work at height system, such as connecting a lanyard to a harness. They are commonly used in rope-intensive activities such as climbing, fall arrest systems, arboriculture, caving, sailing, hot-air ballooning, rope rescue, construction, industrial rope work, window cleaning, whitewater rescue, and acrobatics. Carabiners used in fall protection applications must be the automatic locking type and have a minimum tensile strength of 5,000 lbs (22 kN). All carabiners come with a kN, or kiloNewton rating engraved into the spine. A kiloNewton is equal to about 225 lbs.