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Omega wanted a carabiner that had all the benefits of a wiregate: design light, simple, reliable, and strong But, they wanted a shape that could pull some all-mountain duty like rigging biner brake raps, alpine clutches something you could aid on without that scary shifting as you load your aiders.
CLOSEOUTS . The Omega Pacific Doval wire gate carabiner shaves weight and features a robust, versatile D-shape. Excellent gate clearance with a large rope-bearing surface Less weight without compromising strength Good for a variety of climbing applications Carabiner strength: Closed gate: 25kN Open gate: 7kN Minor axis: 7kN Gate opening: 25mm Dimensions: 3-1_2x2x1_2" Weight: 1.4 oz. Material: Aluminum Made in USA Climbing and other related activities are inherently dangerous; anyone purchasing or using equipment for this purpose is personally responsible for getting proper instruction on its correct and safe use. Available Colors: RED, POLISHED SILVER.
- Sierra Trading Post
On Sale. Omega Pacific ISO Cold Forged Doval Carabiner (Spring 2010) SPECIFICATIONS of the ISO Cold Forged Doval Carabiner by Omega Pacific Gate Opening: 25 mm / .984 inch Major Axis Strength: 25kN Gate Open Strength: 7kN Major Axis Strength: 7kN Weight: 37 grams / 1.30 ounces Length: 92.2 mm / 3.63 inch Width: 53.1 mm / 2.09 inch ALL CLIMBING SALES ARE FINAL.
Omega Pacific continues to lead the way in carabiner design with the brand-new Zn-37 (a.k.a. Doval)! This revolutionary carabiner introduces an entirely new 'biner category that bridges the gap between rad and trad, sport and alpine. Completely in its element on alpine & traditional climbs, the Doval can be stacked, reversed, used in Garda knots (aka Alpine Clutch) and for carabiner brake rappels. It is so light that you can trim-pay close attention here-over a pound and a half from a typical alpine rack by using Dovals! And with it's huge gate opening and wide rope radius, it's equally at home working those hardsport routes! Light, strong, small and completely versatile, the Doval is the only general-purpose, non locking carabiner you'll ever want to use! Weight: 37 grams Strength: 25kN
- Vargo Outdoors
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