DMM Rhino Screwgate Carabiner
The DMM Rhino Screwgate carabiner draws its name from its distinctive 'horn'; not merely for show, this innovative feature has been designed to prevent assisted locking belay devices slipping onto the spine and creating dangerous cross loading. Not only this, the DMM Rhino Screwgate works brilliantly with standard devices: the full cross section of the top bar means greater wear resistance, and smooth operation in guide mode usage. The horn makes identification by feel on the rear gear loop easier, and the clean nose design provides snag-free loading and unloading of ropes. The big burly top bar is contrasted by our signature I-Beam construction on the non-rope bearing surfaces resulting in a total weight of 72g.
|MAJOR AXIS STRENGTH||27kN|
|MINOR AXIS STRENGTH||9kN|
|OPEN GATE STRENGTH||7kN|
DMM Spine Horn
The horn prevents assisted locking belay devices rotating off the top bar and on to the spine reducing the risk of cross loading. Also works with standard belay devices: the full cross section of the top bar means greater wear resistance, and smooth operation in guide mode usage. The horn makes identification by feel on the rear gear loop easier, and the clean nose design provides snag-free loading and unloading of ropes.
What others have to say about DMM Rhino carabiners
"If you look closer, you'll notice that the curved top bar has a solid, fully round cross section. This beefed up feature is deliberate; the large radius of the round bar encourages the rope to flow smoothly and avoids potential 'lock downs' where the belay device jams against the biner. It gives a particularly smooth taking in action if used with a belay plate in guide mode. The extra volume of metal also helps to dissipate the heat and greatly improves resistance to wear and tear, both to the carabiner and your rope", UK Climbing
Read the whole announcement review from UKC: DMM Rhino Locking Carabiner