Jake Screw-Lok


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Jake Screw-Lok
Manufacturer Omega Pacific
Page By Alan Ellis
Page Type Jan 9, 2004 / Jan 9, 2004
Object ID 9642
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To be honest, the Jake is one of the coolest carabiners on the market and, for years, has set the standard for belay/harness carabiners. Ever since we came out with this design in 1997, it's set the bar pretty high for this type of product. To start with, its shape orients the load predictably where we want it every time. Other belay carabiners can be loaded on the spine, like they were intended, or sometimes, closer to the nose of the 'biner … where they're decidedly weaker.

The Jake eliminated this problem through a superior design, so that it's always loaded along its strongest axis. It also centers your belay/rappel device so that in double rope rappels, neither strand of rope is pinched on the spine, ensuring a smooth and predictable rap'. This won't leave you with uneven lengths of rope at the bottom, due to friction on only one strand. The Jake is also equipped with a truly unique side-swing gate which provides you with greater gate clearance and ease of use. Available with Screwgate, Quik-Lok or the 3-Stage Quik-Lok locking mechanisms.


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Alan Ellis - Jan 9, 2004 9:10 pm - Voted 4/5

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When you begin your climbing career, they should issue this as your first belay locker. It was my first piece of climbing gear and I still use it today. The huge opening is perfect for poking under your harness. Highly recommended.

If it would fit through the hole in the Gri-Gri, it would be perfect.

miztflip - Nov 27, 2004 11:47 pm - Voted 5/5

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One of only two screwgates that I use. I use this one for everything and the other one only for setting up belays.

The wide gate make it easy to use and the screw mechanism is great for one handed operation.

They are relatively lightweight for their size and the price is great.

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