Trango Redpoint Directional Wire Gate Carabiner is designed to be the easiest clipping, rope friendliest, raddest looking carabiner around. Hot forged to allow radical sculpting, Redpoint Directionals have a 22 kN major axis strength and a whopping 10 kN gate open strength. The sling bay keeps the ‘biners lined up with the direction of the fall forces so they can't get cross-loaded. Unlike other captive-eye 'biners you can replace your slings when you want a different length or when they wear out. Hot-forging allows us to move more metal around during the forging process so you'll find a massive 11mm rope-bearing surface where most 'biners only have 9mm. This minimizes wear and tear on your ropes and reduces rope drag as well. It also lets us design clipping-friendly finger ridges and a deep well for speedy clips.