Petzl Am'D Ball-Lock

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Features of the Petzl Am'D Ball-Lock Carabiner Frequent use, secure use with triple-action opening Great functionality Good handling and ergonomics Available in three locking systems, each for different situations

- Moosejaw

The asymmetric aluminum Petzl Am'D ball-lock carabiner has a D-shape particularly suited for connection to diverse equipment such as descenders or positioning lanyards.


The Am'd or "American D" is Petzl's midsize D shaped locking carabiner. It utilizes the Keylock system which eliminates the notch in the carabiner nose, helping to prevent snagging on ropes, webbing, and anchors. The Ball Lock version is auto locking, making it the most fail safe of the available locking mechanisms. A green ball must be pushed in while the gate is being rotated to unlock the carabiner. Finger grooves in the sleeve make one handed operation possible. Two other locking mechanisms are available: Screwlock manual locking and Spinball rapid action manual locking. Strengths: Open: 8kN Closed: 28kN Weight: 74g Note that this item of climbing safety equipment is non-returnable. Please call us toll free at 877-236-8428 or e-mail with any questions.


The Petzl Am'D Ball-Lock is a pear-shaped, multi-purpose carabiner with large opening that's for connecting devices to a harness or to use at the end of a lanyard.. . . Safe Ball-lock system automatically locks the gate; must press a button and turn sleeve to unlock. Asymmetric shape for an exceptional strength to weight ratio. When loaded, the carabiner is oriented in the optimal working axis. Keylock System for (snag-free body / gate interface). Constructed of high-performance aluminum alloy.