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June 13, 2005



I wonder how many mountaineers fell after their outward opening carabiners failed?

Bob  Shaver

I doubt this was used by mountaineers, but maybe by other users of rope, like sailors and yatch people. It does make you wonder why they had the gate opening outward though. Bob


The gates on these snaps open out rather than in to allow for maximum opening area (larger mouth opening)when attaching rope and webbing.


Does anyone know where I can get a full history for the carabiner?


Do you know exactly where the carabiner was invented?

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