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Carabiners, Metal Clips, & Climbing Hooks At US Rigging

As part of our wide inventory of fall protection gear, US Rigging carries an expansive variety of metal clips and carabiner hookups. We carry heavy-duty carabiner such as a rescue carabiner and climbing carabiner, to meet your needs. These are essential elements of any fall protection system, connecting ropes, lanyards, and hardware in your climbing system.

What Are Important Things To Think About When Choosing a Carabiner?

Shape, the type of gate, and size are all important factors in choosing the right carabiner for you, along with whether you want a carabiner that locks or one that opens and closes freely. If you are working in a specific industry, there may be certain guidelines that need to be followed regarding materials and strength to meet work standards.

Important Variations In Climbing Carabiners:

  • Size & Weight
  • Locking Features
  • Shape Of The Carabiner
  • Type Of Gate On the Carabiner
  • Materials, Such As Stainless Steel Or Aluminum

What Shapes Do Heavy Duty Carabiners & Climbing Hooks Come In?

In terms of choosing a Climbing Carabiner, most people rely on a D-ring carabiner, because it offers the greatest strength ratio. Asymmetrical D Rings are especially ideal for climbing applications since they create an exceptionally strong axis. on one carabiner, the more. Oval shapes are excellent if you plan on putting a lot of gear onto one carabiner. For belaying and rappelling applications,a pear-shaped carabiner (HMS Carabiner) may be the way to go.

The Main Classes Of Carabiner Shapes:

  • D- Shape

-Greatest Strength Offered

-Ideal For Climbing Applications

-Strong Axis With Asymmetrical D Rings

  • Oval Shaped Carabiners

-Excellent For Large Loads On A Single Carabiner

  • Pear Carabiners

-Great Rappelling & Belaying Clips

How Do Gate Types Make A Difference In Carabiners & Metal Clips?

When choosing your carabiners, the type of gate is another important thing to consider. There are three main types of gates are Bent Gates, Wire Gates, and Straight Gates.

Types Of Gates & Their Benefits:

Bent Gates - Excellent For Clipping Rope.
Wire Gates - Ideal For Cold And Humid Weather.
Straight Gate Carabiners - Multipurpose, Used To Put Gear On A Rack.

Should I Use A Locking Carabiner?

Locking gates generally will improve safety since they prevent carabiners from opening unintentionally. The main reasons for choosing non-lock carabiners are related to keeping a lighter load. Locking gate carabiners are heavily weighted, so if you are using a good amount of carabiners, this little bit of extra weight can really start to add up.

If you choose to use a locking carabiner, there are two main types- Screw Gates which require two-handed use, and auto-lock gates that will lock automatically when closed.

What Materials Are Carabiners Made Out Of?

Carabiners are generally made of either aluminum or steel. Steel is a harder material and may hold more weight. Aluminum’s benefits include additional resistance to corrosion, weather damage, and rust.

Is The Strength Of A Carabiner Important?

If you are using Climbing Carabiners, strength may not be as big of a concern as when you are lifting heavy loads. Generally bigger carabiners have more strength and are easier to clip. The main advantages of smaller carabiners are that they weigh less and obviously take up less space.

Benefits Of Large Carabiners:

  • Easier For Clipping
  • Usually Higher Strength

Benefits Of Small Carabiners:

  • Lighter On Your Line
  • Less Space Required

What Is A Frog Directional Connector?

The Frog is a directional connector from the Kong Company that radically breaks away from the traditional models of carabiners and other connectors. Rather than a hook design, it is constructed with an innovative design that allows automatic clamping when touching an anchor point.

Features Of The Frog:

  • Makes Connecting To Far Anchor Points Easier
  • Automatically Clamps When Making Contact With An Anchor Point
  • Radical Design That Redefines How A Carabiner Looks & Functions

Who Is US Rigging?

US Rigging is a manufacturer and master distributor of climbing ropes, fall protection equipment, and industrial rigging equipment located in Santa Ana, California. This Orange County-based company is proud to provide American Made products with both safety and service in mind. US Rigging has a legacy lasting over 40 years and is known for operational excellence.

US Rigging offers a wide variety of carabiners for various different uses. We stock carabiners from companies like Kong, Omega Pacific, and our partners at ProClimb. When choosing a carabiner, you will want to think about the shape, the type of gate, and whether you want a carabiner with a lock. Whatever your needs are, we likely have the carabiner you are looking for.

Take a look around the product lines available and feel free to contact our customer service department with any questions. US Rigging is committed to excellence in service and providing our customers with the best rigging products on the market.