The Alpha is an ergonomic carabiner shape that gives easy and intuitive handling. Grooves in the spine add extra grip when stretching to make a crucial clip.
The curved gate guides ropes into the carabiner, where the Alpha’s deep rope baskets seat them securely.
Areas of high wear feature more metal to withstand the demands of sport climbing. This gives the Alpha Sport Bent increased rope bearing radii, resulting in softer catches and reduced wear on ropes.
The Alpha Sport Bent is ideal for the rope end of a sport quickdraw.
Sport carabiner for durability
Sport carabiners are designed to be robust and make clipping easy. Hot forging allows extra metal to be moved to areas of high wear, making these carabiners suitable for clipping bolts, repeated falls, and the intensive use of modern sport climbing.
Bent gate for easy clipping
Bent gates are designed specifically for the rope end of a quickdraw, and help guide the rope into the carabiner during clipping. Grooves in the gate improve handling and increase control when making tricky clips. Solid gate carabiners are suited to sport climbing, where ease of handling and resistance to wear are more important than low weight.
Keylock nose eliminates snagging
The carabiner’s nose slots into a groove in the gate, giving full strength without a gate notch. This creates a clean internal profile to prevent snagging on gear, bolts or slings, for easier clipping and stripping of routes.
Ergonomic back design for positive handling and easy clipping
The Alpha’s ergonomic spine and grippy grooves give confident handling, and combine with deep rope baskets for easy clipping.
I-Beam construction for optimum strength to weight ratio
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.