Intro to Carabiners

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An Introduction to a variety of carabiners used in climbing.

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squishylime says:

Very useful.

Slater Kirk says:

Keep in mind, the kN rating is a force rating. When you fall, you are putting more weight on the system than just your body weight. This is why rope stretch is very important to distribute the work (from kinetic energy) out over a longer distance (work=force*distance). And reduce that peak force exerted on gear. Its also why shock loading static systems is very dangerous, as static lines, like dynema and webbing, don’t stretch (much) so all the energy of a fall has to be absorbed very quickly once all the slack is out of the system. These are the moments you need these seemingly absurd force ratings.

Eruc Anderson says:

You keep mentioning beaners or care beaner. Is that some kind of mexican care bear or something? Very confusing.

kookdope says:

nice vid

Larry Borshard says:

Interesting, some good things, some mix-ups.  First, if someone is here for an Intro to Carabiners, avoid technical climbing terms they may not know, or SHOW them:  Top-rope masterpoint, clipping rope, quick-draws, cams, building anchors, aid climbing, big wall climbing, etc.   More show, less talk.  1:08- you say horizontal but your finger points up (vertical).   Usually called major axis and minor axis, not horizontal and vertical.  The nose of the carabiner, not the tooth.  Wire gate is not just a lighter carabiner but the lighter gate doesn’t flutter or bounce open from impact or vibration as a metal gate carabiner does.  Sometimes “bigger, older, heavier” may be prefered if a larger capacity is needed.  At 6:43, both carabiners are Ds, what you meant to say was, “…except this D carabiner is locking.”  I believe the last carabiner is a modified or offset D since one side is wider than the other.  8:20 “D-ring?”   Take these in the helpful spirit with which I intended. 

Chris Maynard says:

Where did you get the top ones?

Joie Mojica-Gahum says:

very imformative. is it safe to use a multi tool carabiner like the roadeavour for climbing?

Silver Wolf says:

I have a d-shaped carabiner knife with a built in saw, but it is not for climbing.

David Mowat says:

what make was the milled out one?

Jason C. says:

Great compare and contrast.

ه_ه says:

is this stupid thing can hold 2500kg ?
is this stupid thing really you trust to hold 2500kg ?

Panteón says:

Again, very helpful

Clorox Bleach says:

when climbing I use ones that can hold 9,210LB idk if I need that much

B1indPi1ot says:

your videos have been really helpful, thanks!

dude89415 says:

I find it ironic that this video was all about carabiners and this channel’s name is UNCLIPPEDclimbing 😀

Troy Guenther says:

can you zip line with carabiner

Take Aim says:

I know it’s not your intention, but a pretty damn good ASMR video.

Binyamin Yisrael says:

We once tested a few Carabiners between a 7.5 ton truck & an 9 ton truck. The 9 toner had to tow the 7.5 toner into motion using 4 loops of polyprop atached to 1 of 4 different Carabiners. Only one took it, 2 snaped & one actualy shattered into 6 pieces like shrapnel. Even the fourth one broke in the end. It wasnt very scientific but it was fun.

Joe Crawford says:

stick to bouldering buddy. these gear videos are horrible.

Keith Klassen says:

HMS is also called “pearabiner”, in reference to the pear shape. I’ve only heard this in the arborist community, though.

James Trotman says:

Thanks for the education

Joao Paulo Borges Pedro says:

what is the last carabiner you show?

Atma S says:

Thank you. Useful information and introduction.

Lennart Nilsen says:

My D is the strongest shape

Achisachis73 says:

@ 1:35 your definition of kN is not accurate

Ahmet Nuri Tasci says:

Very uselfull information! Thanks for the efford :)

jonnybravo007 says:


Carlos Sepulveda says:

Very informative. Gracias

james kutty Joseph says:


Dave McMillan says:

” 23 K.N. is a lot of weight or a lot of force..” That’s a very precise statement :-)

Pete F says:

Great videos yo’ve put up, thanks for taking the time to do so!

Irenie Beanie says:

i call mine a pearabiner :)

Adam Borg says:

Great video, thanks!

David Wilson says:

Excellent video. Very instructive. Thanks for good information! Wondering about strength of biners in a fall with sudden impulse forces though.

Maafa 1619 says:

Which one is best for clipping a rather large keyring to my belt?

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