Simond Spider Screwgate

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Lightweight, excellent screwgate locker that has a…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $16.69

Summary

Lightweight, excellent screwgate locker that has a perfectly shaped nose to make clipping extremely easy. The best locking beiner for personal anchor systems at the top of a long difficult route.

Pros

  • Nose angle (more open with respect to the spine)
  • Fairly light (medium diameter)
  • Great locking mechanism
  • Metal spring mechanism
  • Smooth nose edge

Cons

  • Sacrifice strength for weight and ease of clipping


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This carabiner is the best I have used to attach a personal anchor system at the top of a route. The nose is shaped in a way that it is quite open (bent out) compared to other screwgate lockers, so clipping is extremely easy. The diameter of the carabiner is around  a medium sized thickness. Since the body of the carabiner is round and not an I-beam construction you do lose some strength, but the diameter is great if you have to clip multiple pieces of gear onto a single anchor. The carabiner is fairly light for a screwgate locker so you barely even feel it on your harness.

One of the most important factors to me when selecting a carabiner is the spring mechanism. A lot of carabiner manufacturers are using plastic spring mechanisms. I do not like this as I have heard of the spring mechanisms becoming brittle in cold weather. The Simond Spider Screwgate uses a metal spring, this is preferred as a metal spring I believe is more durable.

I have used this carabiner for personal anchor systems in the Canadian Rockies on single pitch sport climbing routes. 

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Simond Spider Screwgate

previously retailed for:
$11.89

The Simond Spider Screwgate is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen October 16, 2008 at Backcountry.com.

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