Carabiner gates come in a few different varieties. For tower climbing, the most common is the twist lock, but some other work may require another variety of gate function. Looking for more information about carabiner gates, or our selection of carabiners? Click here to contact one of our Gear Experts©.
This is a three stage design as it requires 3 different motions to open. First you pull the sleeve down, then twist, then pull back to open. Some carabiners only twist one direction, while others can twist left or right.