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Review by flyinglow (1)

Attache Screw-Lock Carabiner popular Average Rating = 4.33/5 Average Rating : 4.33/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Carabiners: Locking Carabiners

Attache Lock 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: flyinglow, 2007-07-04

It's a nice belay biner, but barely big enough for other duties(anchor clip-in, etc)
On belay, i've noticed the rope running out toward the nose, and the head angle is flat enough to allow it to catch a fall there instead of along the spine(where the strength is).
Aside from that, I like using it, but wonder about the gate strength, as there's a possibility of catching a fall way out by the gate with the super flat top. I choose a different biner if i face the potential of a hard fall, just because of that. (I have the same issue with the william, but slightly less so, because it's a hair stronger)

I know that even the gate strength *should* be enough to hold a hard fall, but it makes me nervous that it doesn't automatically slide to the proper position. a lot of other biners have a steep enough angle on the upper end that the rope never runs out of position.

For sport belay it gets an A+, but for other duties, it's only a b/c