6/01/2015

Grivel Twin Gate Carabiners




As the safest and fastest alternative to traditional locking carabiners, the new Grivel Twin Gate carabiners have been generating a lot of buzz in the climbing industry and making headlines in various magazines and websites:




  

 


Twin Gates Explained
As they say, two is always better than one and Grivel’s patented Twin Gate carabiners feature two independent and opposing gates that eliminate the need for any additional locking mechanism, making it quicker to use and more foolproof than any other locking carabiner on the market. Traditional carabiners (locking and non-locking) are notorious for clipping and unclipping on accident—as well as screwing and unscrewing—increasing the chance of injury, death, and huge inconveniences. The Grivel Twin Gate carabiners successfully cure this dilemma.



Compared to Traditional Locking and Non-Locking Carabiners
Twin Gates can replace both locking and non-locking carabiners, allowing you to use the same biner to rack gear, clip protection, build anchors, belay, rappel, and more. Leading the safety revolution, the Twin Gate carabiners win in safety and speed. Screwgates take about five seconds to clip and screw, while the Twin Gate only takes one second. There is no forgetting to “lock” the Twin Gate and there is no way for vibrations, gravity, and rope/rock contact to accidentally unlock the gates. Traditional locking mechanisms, screw and twist, get stuck in the open or closed positions due to grit, sand, or freezing conditions…this problem doesn’t exist with the Twin Gate.

Operation
To clip the Twin Gate, just open the outer gate and allow whatever is being clipped to push the inner gate open. To unclip, open the inner gate and allow whatever is being unclipped to push the outer gate open. Both operations are easily done using one hand. The moment the gates automatically close, the biner is locked and loaded.

Stevie Haston demonstrates the ease of using a Grivel Twin Gate:



The Grivel Twin Gate comes in four different models:

Grivel Mega HMS Twin Gate
A pear-shaped HMS carabiner with two solid straight-gates. Ideal for anchor master points and belaying/rappelling with one or two ropes.

 • Major Axis Strength: 29 kN
 • Minor Axis Strength: 10 kN
 • Open Gate Strength: 10 kN
 • Weight: 2.9 oz/84 g
 • CE and UIAA Certified
 • MSRP: $17.95



Grivel Lambda HMS Twin Gate
A pear-shaped HMS carabiner with one wire-gate plus one keylock bent-gate. Ideal for anchor master points and belaying/rappelling with one or two ropes.

 • Major Axis Strength: 30 kN
 • Minor Axis Strength: 11 kN
 • Open Gate Strength:9 kN
 • Weight: 2.4oz/69g
 • CE and UIAA Certified
 • MSRP: $17.95



Grivel Sigma Twin Gate
A full size D-shaped carabiner with one wire-gate and one keylock bent-gate. Ideal for anchor building, PAS systems, clipping protection, and belaying/rappelling with one rope.

 • Major Axis Strength: 30 kN
 • Minor Axis Strength: 11 kN
 • Open Gate Strength: 9 kN
 • Weight: 2oz/57g
 • CE and UIAA Certified
 • MSRP: $15.95



Grivel Plume Twin Gate
A small and lightweight D-shaped carabiner with two wire-gates. Ideal for PAS systems, clipping protection, and belaying/rappelling with one rope.

 • Major Axis Strength: 25 kN
 • Minor Axis Strength: 8 kN
 • Open Gate Strength: 7 kN
 • Weight: 1.4oz/39g
 • CE and UIAA Certified
 • MSRP: $16.95



More about Grivel
Grivel has been producing climbing equipment since 1818. Headquartered in Courmayeur, Italy at the foot of the highest mountain in the Alps, Mont Blanc, Grivel is considered to be one of the world’s best brand names in mountaineering equipment.

Grivel is one of the many brands exclusively distributed in the U.S. by Liberty Mountain. Visit LibertyMountain.com or contact the Liberty Mountain Sales Team to become a Grivel dealer today.

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