Petzl Omni Multi-Directional Carabiner Review

This is an overview of the features and operational use of the Petzl Omni carabiner, which is my preferred connector for use with caving harnesses. This is used as part of a rappelling/descending/ascending system for vertical caving.

Retail options:
Inner Mountain Outfitters:

On Rope 1:

Karst Sports:

Caves are delicate and potentially dangerous places. For more information on wild caving, vertical caving techniques, and cave survey, visit the National Speleological Society website:

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White Nose Syndrome (WNS) is a disease that is devastating to bats. To learn more about what you can do to help, along with information on how to properly decontaminate caving gear, visit:


Mark Hodge says:

Great video Derek. I learned something from it!
A caver from Virginia:-)

counterterror101 says:

Excellent review. I’m a bit old school and I prefer a demi rond maillon. How does the omni’s strength compare to a stainless maillon? – caver from Manila 🙂

Atham Aldecua says:

I own the tri act as well. A caver from California.

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