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locker

Social climber
Aug 27, 2010 - 10:04am PT


Anastasia...



:-)



Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Aug 27, 2010 - 11:29am PT
Since i like all gear to be lite, this old version of Quicksilver Screwgate is the one I have used the most just because it's compact and light. I know its not the best for a lot of applications because it is so small, but for some reason, it is the biner that gets used the most. In the end, I think the main test for any gear is "What do you reach for most often?" which is much more important than gate clearance, weight, etc etc etc. They don't make this one anymore so if I ever have to buy more biners, i would go with the Petzl Attache 3D just because it is so light for its size.

Credit: Chris McNamara
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 28, 2010 - 10:04am PT
Locker Bump!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 4, 2010 - 12:03pm PT
An old Simond classic from the early sixties.



bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Sep 4, 2010 - 12:13pm PT
The BD RockLock is my favorite belaying locker. The screwgate. The twistlocks...I dunno, just don't seem right.

As a workhorse locker there are a bunch of killer new designs out there. They're all good. Hard to pick a fav.

Ain't innovation and technology grand? (Cue Werner with a statement of how it used to be...)
T H

climber
Sep 6, 2010 - 12:22pm PT
Hardware-store variety for my rock rings .
Credit: T H
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2010 - 05:24pm PT
Love that Locker...Bump!
eKat

climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Dec 5, 2010 - 05:27pm PT
That Mammut is THEE single most beautiful biner I've ever seen.

Architectural!

NICE!

eKat
grover

climber
The Gar, BC.
Dec 5, 2010 - 05:33pm PT
Is it me or do those bitd biners look mean?

They have a warped half-moon mallion rapide look to them.

MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Dec 5, 2010 - 05:48pm PT


Everyone knows National Geo makes the raddest locking 'biners, what is wrong with you people?

;)
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 5, 2010 - 06:30pm PT
Special Oops Model!
MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Dec 5, 2010 - 06:32pm PT
Yeah, because you never know when you might need a screwdriver to tighten those...ummm...yeah! Special Ops!
The Lisa

Trad climber
Da Bronx, NY
Dec 5, 2010 - 06:36pm PT
Please tell me the words "not for climbing" are stamped on this somewhere!
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Dec 5, 2010 - 07:00pm PT
Here's an old notchless-gate PA that might be another contender for least safe.
Major axis 1600kg, minor-axis less than you weigh!



cintune

climber
the Moon and Antarctica
Dec 5, 2010 - 08:01pm PT
About those Mammut Mytholitos, a few online retailers seem to have them:

http://www.trailspace.com/gear/mammut/bionic-mytholito/#where-to-buy
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Dec 5, 2010 - 08:31pm PT
Great ----------"Thread"!!!

Here is the Locker page out of the 1988 Chouinard catalog.
1988 Chouinard catalog page on Lockers.
1988 Chouinard catalog page on Lockers.
Credit: Fritz

It appears the least purchased Chouinard Locker, due to higher price, was the black anodized Marinabiner.

Does anyone here own one?? How about sharing a photo??

Thanks, Fritz
Watusi

Social climber
Newport, OR
Dec 5, 2010 - 09:05pm PT
Anymore I hear the word but always think of...Our pal!! :)
edejom

Boulder climber
Butte, America
Dec 6, 2010 - 09:54am PT
Some metal that been used for memories:

khanom

Trad climber
The Dessert
Dec 6, 2010 - 10:25am PT
I bootied one of those Mammut Mytholitos off Royal Arches a couple of months ago, and it is da bombz. A beautiful, wonderfully handling biner... I just love it. I can't imagine who would use it to bail off of.
groundup

Trad climber
hard sayin' not knowin'
Dec 6, 2010 - 10:45am PT
Here you go Mr. Haan,
Marwa locking carabiner (mid 50's to mid 60's?)
photo not found
Missing photo ID#181012

Steve, I think Marwa made a few other items:
Several types of carabiner
Wire ice screw (better cork puller though)
Several types of descenders for rescue applications
And miscellaneous rigging tools

Stubia acquired them sometime in the late 60s or early 70s (I think)
But before that they made much of the Marwa gear at their production facilities.
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