Oval carabiners

Oval carabiners seem old-fashioned now, there are a few in my retired pile along with “D” shaped carabiners — the pre off-set D types!

I do have new ovals for toprope anchors and aid climbing but feel less dated after seeing some of the befits of the venerable oval. Check out this interesting clip from Slactivity.


Richard Delaney has also written about ovals at RopeLab:  https://www.ropelab.com.au/bring-back-the-oval/


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