SMC Aluminum Oval D Carabiner

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The SMC oval carabiner was one of the first aluminum carabiners manufactured in the US in the 1960s. | It is a classic traditional carabiner, a functional design that has stood the test of time. A major benefit of using a ''true'' oval carabiner is that it is very difficult to load incorrectly and the forces are equalized between the pulley and other equipment, ropes and anchors. | Balancing the load equally on the spine and the gate allows the carabiner to maintain full strength under a variety of conditions. | The frame is slightly asymmetrical (flattened) for increased strength. | Ovals are most often used in critical climbing or rescue applications where a stuck gate must be avoided, and then are always used as pairs, rigged opposite/opposed. | All critical dimensions are held to close tolerances and detailed inspection procedures are carried out during all production operations. | Sharp edges resulting from machining operations have been heavily radiused to help protect rope and w

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

SMC Aluminum Oval D Carabiner

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The SMC Aluminum Oval D Carabiner is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen November 14, 2009 at Tahoe Mountain Sports.

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