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There's nothing inherently dangerous about different types of carabiners, but each type has a specific application. A twist-lock carabiner is not normally used on a climber's rack. Climbers normally carry mostly non-locking carabiners plus a smaller number of screw-gate lockers. The main application I've seen for twist-lock carabiners is in climbing gyms, ...


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A rope running across the rotating sleeve of a twist-lock gate can open the karabiner. Background There are different types of locking gates on karabiners: Screw gates: These have a threaded sleeve which is screwed manually to lock the gate. Twist-lock gates: These lock automatically when closed, and need a quarter-twist to unlock Triple-lock gates: These ...


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You could consider using a twist lock where you would normally use a non-locking snap-gate or wire-gate karabiner but want just a little more security. An example could be on a quickdraw to use on a key runner where you would have used a normal quickdraw in the past. I would consider this an advanced technique; the downside of this suggestion is that your ...


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If you're looking for goals then look to the best purpose for climbing "To continually climb better than yourself", obviously while having fun along the way. While others here have mentioned many of the reasons others have become well known for their climbing (while older) one that has been missed is route development. You can scout out, set and ...


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