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Double-Gate, Double Safe — The Grivel Twin Gate Carabiner line is simple and brilliant. Two independent gates add safety and eliminate a need for a locking mechanism.

Grivel calls them the safest carabiners ever made. A rope clips easily through the double gates, which snap in different directions. But a rope cannot unclip itself when twisted, a rare but present danger with traditional carabiners.

They are versatile — a climber can use a Twin Gate ‘biner on quick-draws while clipping bolts or at a belay station in place of a traditional locking carabiner.

Watch the video above and you’ll be convinced. The Twin Gate carabiners come in four models and will be seen at crags and on peaks soon around the world.

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Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.