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Pirate

 
Pirate

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Pirate

Manufacturer: Rock Exotica

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Page By: Props

Created/Edited: Apr 19, 2010 / Apr 19, 2010

Object ID: 7040

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From Rock Exotica's website:

The best belay biner. Improved, patented Keylock design. The highest inward strength and the biggest gate opening. Available in auto, screw and innovative manual lock.

Weight: 2.85 oz (80 gm)

Breaking Strength
Major axis: 27 kN
Minor axis: 11 kN
Open gate: 7 kN
Inward against sleeve: 6 kN

Gate opening: 1.0” (25.4 mm)

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Voted 5/5

I wouldn't normally write a review of a carabiner, since they all do basically what they're intended to, but I really like this belay 'biner and had to share that opinion. I'm using the screw-lock version.
-It's the right shape for me: very similar to the Petzl William.
-I love the size: right between the Petzl William and the Attache.
-It has an offset gate hinge that allows the gate to open a little wider.
-It's 80 grams. Not as light as some of the newer ultralight 'biners but not bad either.
-It has an exceptionally strong, smooth gate lock.
-It uses a keylock design.
-It's priced right.
Overall it's easy to use, functional, affordable and inspires confidence. I'm a happy climber.
Posted Apr 19, 2010 12:11 pm

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