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Petzl Ange L
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Pros Keylock wiregate has no notch, easy to handle, large rope-bearing surfaceLightweight for a full-size carabiner, snag-free wiregateLightweight and full size, easy clipping and handlingSnag-free wiregate, lightweight, almost full-sizeLightweight, inexpensive, better handling than a "keychain" carabiner
Cons Heavy, expensive, single "wiregate" takes some getting used toExpensive, heavier than some ofther optionsWiregate’s notch can snag on rope or gearA little harder to handle than a full-size carabinerSlightly maller than full size, exposed notch for the gate, only available in two colors
Bottom Line Heavy for a trad rack but nice keylocking gateFull-size, quality construction, clean nose, and great handlingA great option for ice or big wall climbing where you'll be wearing glovesLightweight but still functional, with a hood over the notch for no snagsA great value that's not full-size but not too small either
Rating Categories Petzl Ange L Wild Country Helium Carabiner Photon Wire Straight Gate Black Diamond Oz Carabiner Mad Rock Ultra Light Wire
Ease Of Clipping (20%)
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Rope Pull Smoothness (15%)
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7
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Ease Of Unclipping (15%)
9
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8
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6
Ease Of Handling (15%)
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How Many Ropes Fit (15%)
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9
Portability (20%)
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Specs Petzl Ange L Wild Country... Photon Wire... Black Diamond Oz... Mad Rock Ultra...
Manufacturer Weight (g) 34 33 30 28 31
Gate Closed 22 24 22 20 25
Sideways 7 7 8 7 7
Gate Open 10 10 9 7 8
Gate Clearance (mm) 26 27 26 22 22
Forging Method Not Specified Hot Cold Hot Hot
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