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thomascrown


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i am in need of some locking carabiners for setting up TRs and other stuff. do you have any suggestions on what shape, brand, or cross section shape are best for the job? are D shapped biners better than pears for TRs?


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The locking biner I like the best is a Petzl Attache. It's a screw gate dealie. Nice gold color as well.


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IMO, locking D's are fine for setting up a TR, plus they are generally cheaper than HMS (pear) shaped 'biners. I own several of these. They were relatively cheap and are quite light for a locker.

For belaying and rappelling, I used to use a Petzl Attache, but then I read this and decided to buy a DMM Belay Master.

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What ever is cheap


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I like pear shaped lockers because of the bigger opening.


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I like to use 3 oval 'biners for the central point on a TR. That way you get a nice big radius for the rope to run through. You can substitute a locker in the center. Also you don't wear a groove in your locker.

Tim-


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Gotta go with the BD Airlock 2 Screwgate. Big and light. Love it.

http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/rockclimbing/biners_airlock2_screw.html


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Two or three opposed gate standards will do the job, and save you the cost of a locker. Two or three carabiners are also easier on your rope because they bend it less.

I would NEVER use less than two carabiners on a toprope.

Then again, I would never toprope....

Cheers,

Dr. P.

OK, OK, I sometimes used to toprope fifteen or twenty years ago, but I'm quite certain I have not "set up" a climb since then.

Er, uh, except in the gym I guess....


brinton


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I would go with the omega locking Ds or ovals personally


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