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Dave Thexton's picture
Climbing Gear Geek
Jul 28th 2015
Hi Hasse, If you are using a screwgate correctly then there is no reason for it to be unsafe. The magnetron carabiners do have the advantage of auto-locking just like twist lock carabiners. No climbing gear is immune to human error though. Hope that helps, Dave

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Dave Thexton's picture
Climbing Gear Geek
Jul 28th 2015
Hi Elly, We would strongly advise you not to. Please don't underestimate the forces generated by using even basic pulley systems, they are more than enough to break aluminium carabiners. We would recommend using either steel locking carabiners or even better, quicklinks and shackles. Hope that helps, Dave

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Dave Thexton's picture
Climbing Gear Geek
Jul 28th 2015
Hi Shannon, Twingate carabiners are marketed as locking carabiners just like screwgates or twist-locks or even Black diamond's magnetron.... (more)

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Dave Thexton's picture
Climbing Gear Geek
Jul 23rd 2015
Hi Callum, You're not the only person with this problem. If you are concerned then you could always invest in a screwgate designed to combat this, such as the Black Diamond Gridlock or the DMM Belay master. Hope that helps, Dave

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