Carabiners For Climbers & Arborists

Every climber and arborist needs the best climbing carabiner to quickly attach to ropes, harnesses, and other gear or anchor points. Armbury offers high-quality locking and non-locking carabiners for your needs.

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    A climbing carabiner clip is one of the most important tools for climbers and arborists. Carabiners are strong, durable, and can hold a significant amount of weight. They are also available in a variety of styles and colors, so you can choose the one that best suits your needs. Whether you are a rock climber looking for a mountain climbing carabiner or a tree climber looking for an arborist carabiner, we have what you need.


    Choosing the Best Climbing Carabiner for Your Adventure

    Climbers and arborists need to trust their gear implicitly. A faulty carabiner could mean the difference between a successful climb and a dangerous fall. With so much riding on this small piece of equipment, it's important to choose the right carabiner for the job. When searching for a rock climbing carabiner or tree climbing carabiner, consider features such as weight, strength, shape, material, and locking mechanism to find the perfect match for your next adventure. 


    Locking Carabiners

    Locking carabiners provide additional protection by ensuring your climbing rope and other safety equipment don’t fall out of the clutches, no matter how much pressure is placed on the belay carabiner. At Armbury, we offer screw lock, twist lock, and triple lock carabiners for climbing. You can also browse our selection of steel carabiners to find the most durable climbing carabiner clip. 


    Non Locking Carabiners

    Non locking carabiners are best used for carrying gear and using quickdraws while climbing. Because the clasps don’t securely lock, non locking carabiners shouldn’t be used as the primary source for security during a climb. At Armbury, we offer wire lock, straight lock, and bent lock carabiners for climbing. 


    Select the Best Climbing Carabiner for Your Next Climb

    Whether you’re an arborist looking for a sturdy tree climbing carabiner for your next job or a rock climber looking for a mountain climbing carabiner, Armbury has options for you! Shop our entire collection of carabiners for climbers and climbing hardware to safely and securely ascend and descend your next height.  


    Carabiner FAQs

    What is the use of carabiners in climbing?

    Carabiners are necessary climbing safety equipment designed to withstand heavy amounts of weight and keep climbers safe. Carabiners serve multiple purposes in the climbing world. For instance, rappelling and belay carabiners attach to belay devices to assist the climber in their descent. Then, there are climbing carabiners meant to carry gear, like chalk bagsclimbing ropes, and other climbing accessories.


    Why is it called carabiner?

    The name carabiner dates back to sometime between 1915-1920stemming from the Austrian German word karabiner, a shortening from German’s karabinerhaken, which was originally used to fasten carbines to bandoleers.


    What is the strongest carabiner?

    “D” shaped locking carabiners for climbing are considered the strongest and best climbing carabiners. Locking carabiners provide additional protection regardless of how much pressure is applied.


    What do the numbers on a carabiner mean?

    On the spine of each climbing carabiner is a number, followed by the letters “kN,” short for kilonewtons, a unit of force equal to 1,000 newtons per kilonewton. 

    Kilonewtons can be converted into pound-force. For instance, the ARMBURY Acerock Carabiner is one of our strongest carabiners offering 28kN major axis strength. 

    Converted to pound-force, this is equivalent to 6,294 pounds of force before the carabiner will break. Rock climbing carabiners must hold at least 20kN (about 4,500 pounds) of force. Any carabiner offering less is not recommended for climbing.

    Other numbers you might see are “CE0194,” which is a certification that the climbing carabiner conforms with the health, safety, and environmental protection standards for items sold in the European Union. Numbers with “EN” at the beginning stand for “European Norm” or “European Standard,” an agreed-upon safety standard for a specific product.


    What should I look for in a carabiner?

    Choosing the right carabiner for climbing depends on your needs. If you want quick access to ropes and tools, a non-locking carabiner can make your mission simple. If having the guarantee of the most secure climb, a locking carabiner is your best choice.

    In terms of shape, pear-shaped carabiners are best as rappelling and belaying carabiners, while “D” shaped carabiners are best rock climbing carabiners. Asymmetric “D” shaped carabiners offer the same benefits as a typical “D” shaped carabiners but at a reduced weight. They are by far the most popular option for climbers. For aid climbing, oval-shaped climbing carabiners are the recommended choice.