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The vital linkages in any climbing system, Carabiners come in a variety of shapes, sizes and functions. We have a huge range of both locking and non-locking (snapgates/wiregates)biners to suit every climber, every situation and every budget.

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Ocun Kestrel Wiregate Carabiner - 5 plus 1 Pack

The Kestrel is a small sized, full strength wiregated biner from Czech brand Ocùn. A beautifully crafted hot forged biner that's ideal for racking and for runners.

Wild Country Helix Screwgate

A stylish workshorse, the Wild Country Helix screwgate is a full size HMS thats been built to provide a super strong belay biner with plenty of internal space for rigging.

DMM Aero HMS Keylock Screwgate Karabiner

The DMM Aero HMS makes a hearty companion for climbers who are gear and toughness oriented. While there are lighter and fancier biners around, the Aero HMS is a lot of carabiner for your money

LifeVenture Mini Karabiners - 3 Pack

A 3 pack of very useful mini carabiners from LifeVenture. Ideal to take in your travel luggage as they have a multitude of uses, from rigging washing lines to clipping gear to your pack

DMM Sentinel HMS Screwgate Karabiner

The DMM Sentinel HMS Screwgate karabiner is a lightweight yet rope friendly biner designed for belaying or as a secure part of a rigging system.

DMM Shadow Screwgate Carabiner - Anodised

The DMM Shadow Screwgate is a lightweight and versatile locking carabiner with a good sized gate and great handling properties.  These anodised biners are ideal for colour coding 

DMM Revolver Screwgate

The Revolver Screwgate is a locking biner with an integrated pulley and has a number of applications. Perfect for rescue and hauling.

DMM Belay Master Carabiner

Totally redesigned in 2009, the ever popular DMM Belay master continues to set standards for safety and design, however now, due to it's I-Beam technology, it is much lighter.

DMM Shadow Screwgate 2 Pack

The DMM Shadow Screwgate is a lightweight locking carabiner with a good sized gate and great handling properties.  Think of it as a bigger version of the DMM Phantom.

DMM Boa HMS Carabiner

The Boa has gone on a diet, it's now 25% lighter than the original Boa HMS due to it's I-beam design, a feature that scoops out unnecessary and weight metal without sacrificing the krabs inherant strength.

DMM Alpha Trad Wiregate Carabiner

The DMM Alpha Trad Wiregate Carabiner excels in both summer and winter. The clean nose wire gate provides an easy clipping, fumble-free, anti-snag biner.

DMM Chimera Wiregate Carabiner- 5 Pack, Coloured

DMM's Chimera wiregate takes its inspiration from their legendary Phantom biner, but features a clean nose design for even quicker clipping and unclipping. Strength and weight are still kept to an absolute minimum.

DMM Aero Straight Gate Carabiner - Green

Loved for their simple, bombproof durability, the DMM Aero Straight gate biners are hugely popular among sports climbers. Now with a redesigned anodised green gate with improved ergonomics and grip

DMM Aero Bent Gate Carabiner - Green

Loved for their simple, bombproof durability, the Aero bent gate biners are hugely popular among sports climbers. Now with a redesigned gate and anodised green colour.

Climbing Technology Pillar Pro SGL Screwgate

The Pillar Pro SGL is a hot-forged light alloy carabiner with an oval shape, screw gate and elevated workloads. Featuring the ACL system, stabilising it and preventing the possibility of cross loading when belaying.

Ocun Kestrel Wiregate Carabiner

The Kestrel is a small sized, full strength wiregated biner from Czech brand Ocùn. A beautifully crafted hot forged biner that's ideal for racking and for runners.

Ocun Eagle HMS Screwgate Carabiner

New to the UK Market, Ocùn are an up and coming Czech Climbing brand producing superbly engineered climbing gear and carabiners in particular. 

Climbing Technology Pillar Pro Screwgate Carabiner

The Climbing Technology Pillar Pro is a locking oval biner, designed for an inline pull.  This lightweight carabiner is perfect for use with pulleys and for hauling. It is hot forged in light alloy to be strong, but light. 

Petzl AmD Screw-Lock Carabiner The Petzl Am'D Screw-lock is a classic asymmetric D-shaped screwgate locking carabiner. Super versatile, this workhorse biner is perfect for any job where the added security of a locker is needed.
Petzl William HMS Screw-Lock Carabiner

The Petzl William Screwgate is a versatile HMS biner, with lots of internal volume for multiple knots or a munter hitch. Great for rigging belays. abseiling and top roping anchors

DMM Shadow Bent Gate

A truly excellent biner from DMM, the Shadow bent gate has a superb combination of function, weight and strength.

DMM Shadow Straight Gate - 5 Pack

The DMM Shadow straight gate is the classic sport climbing biner - strong and robust. Improved for 2013 and now available in a more stylish purple colour and as a bundle of 5.

DMM Boa Locksafe HMS

The DMM Boa Locksafe is a classic all purpose large HMS karabiner. It's twist lock design makes it a quicker to use, and can even be operated one handed. A true workhorse biner.

Stubai Dwarf EL Accessory Karabiner

This tiny screwgate biner from Stubai is perfect for clipping keys, nut keys, approach shoes and other accessories to your rack. The Dwarf is not for climbing use. 

DMM Boa HMS 3 Colour Pack

The DMM Boa HMS, one of the best HMS biners around, is now available as a 3 pack of colour coded biners.  The colours help simplify systems, keep things organised at belays and make it easier for teaching novice leads.

Grivel Plume Twin Gate Carabiner

Using Grivel's revolutionary twin gate locking system, the Plume Twingate is a lightweight and compact D shaped biner.  Twingate Carabiners offer an additional level of security to belays and runners where required

Petzl Attache Screwgate Karabiner

The Petzl Attache is a lightweight mini HMS screwgate biner that's useful in all sorts of climbing situations

Climbing Technology Accessory Krab - D Shaped

The Climbing Technology D-Shaped Mini Accessory Biners are very useful for clipping accessories like nut keys, cameras or your keys. Not designed for climbing protection

DMM Phantom Screwgate

With the Phantom Screwgate, DMM have produced the ultimate trad and alpine climbing Screwgate that is truly gossamer weight without any compromise to its strength or its handling qualities.

Stubai Attach EL Mini Accessory Karabiner Stubai's multi-purpose mini-karabiner. Ideal for clipping shoes or nutkey to your rack or as an everyday key ring. The Attach EL Mini Carabiner is not for climbing.
DMM Spectre 2 Carabiner - 5 Pack

These lightweight biners are perfect for racking your gear.  The DMM Spectre 2 5 Pack includes 5 colour coded wiregates that'll help keep your rack organised and things easy to find.

Wild Country 15cm Helium Quickdraw

Using Wild Country's lightweight Helium biners, this quickdraw is perfect for speed ascents on big trad routes. Light, reliable and strong, these quickdraws are ideal when you need lots of draws on your rack for big pitches.

Wild Country Ascent HMS Screwgate

The Wild Country Ascent HMS is a great workhorse biner for a huge range of climbing applications. The large internal volume and generous gate clearance means its perfect for anchors and belays

DMM Ultra O Screwgate - Colour 3 Pack

The DMM Ultra O screwgate  has an excellent strength to weight ratio anc could be described as the perfect aid climbing biner. This coloured 3 pack allows for easy identification.

DMM Shadow Keylock Screwgate

The DMM Shadow Screwgate is a lightweight locking carabiner with a good sized gate and great handling properties.  Think of it as a bigger version of the DMM Phantom.

Climbing Technology Axis HMS SGL Carabiner

The Axis SGL HMS Carabiner is perfect for belaying duties thanks to the gate that locks the biner into your belay loop, keeping it correctly orientated at all times. Particularly good for novice climbers

Petzl OK Oval Screwgate Carabiner

The OK is an oval shaped locker designed for an in line pull, such as you find in belay anchor and pulley systems. Very strong, yet still very light, with a warning marker to let you know if the gate is not secure. 

Ocun Condor HMS Screwgate Carabiner

The Ocùn Condor HMS Carabiner is designed specifically for belay duties with an internal wiregate that keeps the biner correctly orientated and prevents it from rotating in the belay loop

Ocun Osprey Oval Screwgate Carabiner

Ocùn are an up and coming Czech climbing brand that produce some beautifully engineered climbing hardware. The Osprey locker is ideal for setting up anchor systems and pulleys, as it works brilliantly with an inline pull. 

Edelrid Pure Slider Carabiner

Offering better security than a standard snapgate, the Edelrid Pure Slider is a D shaped biner with an innovative locking catch to prevent the gate for being accidentally opened.

Edelrid Strike Slider HMS Carabiner

Coming somewhere between a locking biner and a snapgate, the Edelrid Strike Slider HMS features a locking catch the prevents the biner from being accidentally opened.

Edelrid Strike HMS SafeLock Carabiner

The first ever HMS carabiner with two independent, automatic locking mechanisms. Edelrid have combined their tried-and-tested slide-gate with a new spring bar mechanism to make the super-safe SafeLock HMS carabiner.

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