The DMM Rhino 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 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.
The DMM Rhino has a choice of three different gates. The Screwgate is a classic manual gate, whereas Kwiklock and Locksafe are both auto-locking. Kwiklock is a two-part gate that requires a twist and a push to open; Locksafe is a three-part gate that requires a pull, a twist, and a push to open.
|WEIGHT||73 g (Screwgate) / 81 g (Kwiklock & Locksafe)|
|MAJOR AXIS STRENGTH||27kN|
|MINOR AXIS STRENGTH||9kN|
|OPEN GATE STRENGTH||7kN|
|GATE OPENING||20mm (Screwgate) / 19 mm (Kwiklock & Locksafe)|
|DIMENSIONS||75 x 100 mm|
• D-Shaped carabiners encourage loading in their strongest orientation by forcing loads toward the carabiner spine. An Offset D refines this basic design by extending the top bar, increasing internal volume. This improves handling and compatibility with thick ropes and slings.
• This carabiner's Keylock nose slots into a groove in the gate, allowing it to achieve full strength without a gate notch. This creates a clean internal profile that won't catch on gear, bolts or slings, giving easier clipping and removal from systems.
• I-Beam construction techniques allow carabiners to be lighter without compromising strength. This is achieved through hot forging, a process which allows metal to be made into complex shapes that improve functionality.
• A rope running over a full section top bar has more consistent handling characteristics than one running over an I-Beam surface. Our belay carabiners feature full section top bars for greater control rope control. Ropes loading over full section bar also bend less than those loaded over I-Beam surfaces, increasing rope longevity.
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.
2 product reviews
Just wow! What else can I say, an awesome product. As soon as I held it in my hands I could feel the quality, the screw gate is so smooth to operate. This is a must for anyone belaying with a Grigri it makes it so simple and safe, no worries about cross loading! Great addition to my rack.
The quality of the carabiner is super smooth and feel strong, DMM style, but the reason why I bought it was for the ''Rhino'' and my grigri can still cross loading ... so my advise will be to buy a other carabiner from DMM.