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CaleHoopes

Lightest, Largest, Locker

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Hey folks,

 

After a smattering of pack weight related injuries from Denali, I'm cutting down my glacier rack greatly for grade 1 climbs.

 

Therefore, I'm looking for suggestions for lightweight, large, lockers.

 

Something with a gate clearance above 20mm & lightweight (60-80g).

 

Seems like the contenders really are the Wild Country Helix, Petzl Attache 3D, etc.

 

Thoughts?

 

Cale

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I have two Attache 3D and I can't get over how awesome they are. I've determined that I will slowly (they are expensive) buy more. They are the ones I reach for all the time and am sad when I've used them all. I am in love with them. Light, smooth operation, tells you if it's locked visible.

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2nd the BD Vaporlock, keylock

52 gm

20 mm

 

Photon

42 gm

19 mm

 

Attache

55 gm

22 mm

 

Helix

76 gm

24 mm

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I have two Attache 3D and I can't get over how awesome they are. I've determined that I will slowly (they are expensive) buy more. They are the ones I reach for all the time and am sad when I've used them all. I am in love with them. Light, smooth operation, tells you if it's locked visible.

 

+1

 

And it doesnt freeze shut as easily

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I have a couple of Rock Exotica RockO that I've been happy with. not as light as others, but within your range. I think they're more rounded, which I prefer when using as pulleys, and since they're ovals they don't get funky when I have them opposed on my tie-in points, or when used for a garda hitch.

they also have a screw lock called the Pirate which is at the upper end of your weight range, but it has 25mm opening.

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@Zoran - yeah, probably too small - very light though. Thanks for posting it, I had no idea Grivel even made carabiners.

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