OK Oval Aluminum Carabiner
This personal protective equipment (PPE) is used for connecting two or more pieces of equipment together. It can be used with personal fall protection systems such as fall arrest systems, work positioning systems, restraint systems and rescue systems. It can also be used for climbing and mountaineering. This product must not be loaded beyond its strength rating, nor be used for any purpose other than that for which it is designed.
- Versatile oval symmetric shape for optimal positioning of equipment (pulleys, ascenders, mobile fall arresters, etc.)
- Ideal for hauling
- Keylock system helps prevent snagging of the carabiner during maneuvers
- Red indicator provides a visual warning when the carabiner is unlocked (on SCREW-LOCK version)
- Weight: 75 g
- Locking System: Triact-Lock
- Major axis strength: 24 kN
- Minor axis strength: 8 kN
- Open gate strength: 7 kN
- Gate opening: 19 mm
- Certification: CE EN 362
- Made in: Italy
- Guarantee: 3 years
The carabiner is an essential link for vertical activities. Unfortunately, its strength is reduced when used incorrectly. With a frame shaped by bending or forging, a carabiner is very strong provided it is loaded in the correct direction and the gate is closed. For your safety, get into the habit of backing up your equipment in certain situations, especially carabiners. For example, use two ropes for working at height, two carabiners for a Via Ferrata, a descender plus a back-up for rappelling, etc... The exception to this rule is canyoning, where the risks associated with water may be greater than the risk of falling.
Clipping the Rope
Take care to clip the rope correctly. Correctly placing the rope into the carabiner reduces the risk of unclipping.
Learn to clip correctly using only one hand. The rope from below must pass behind the carabiner, through it, then out toward the climber. The carabiner gate must be opposite to the direction of movement. When a fall occurs, the rope moves quickly, suddenly, and unpredictably, sometimes forming a loop above the carabiner. This whiplash movement can cause the rope to come out of the carabiner. A carabiner with a bent gate increases the risk of unclipping.
A metal device, such as a descender, can act as a lever on the gate of a carabiner. Loading such a device when it is positioned against the gate of a carabiner may cause the locking sleeve to break. The carabiner gate may then open, and the device could become detached from the carabiner. Because of the lever effect, one person’s weight can be enough to break the locking system. Verify proper positioning of the device in the carabiner before loading the system.