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Carabiners and quickdraws for multi-pitch and mountain routes

The new ANGE carabiners use the MonoFil Keylock wire gate system developed by Petzl. This system, halfway between the traditional gate mechanism and the classic wire gate system, combines the best of these two technologies to ensure an extremely smooth opening and closing movement. It has an exclusive H-profile, guaranteeing an excellent strength-to-weight ratio.

To learn more about the ANGE, take a trip to the Grand Capucin
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Contact surfaces designed to extend the life of the carabiner and limit rope wear

Straight nose to optimize clipping and unclipping

MonoFil Keylock system

The deflector works with the shape of the carabiner to allow proper positioning of the carabiner on its major axis

H-profile provides an excellent strength-to-weight ratio

STRING positioning indent

Système monofil Keylock

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ANGE S and ANGE L carabiners open and close smoothly with Petzl's MonoFil Keylock system. This exclusive system uses a spring mechanism similar to that found in standard-gate carabiners. This mechanism lasts twice as long as that found on standard wire-gate carabiners.

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To guarantee optimal efficiency, all Petzl carabiners use the Keylock system: the body/gate interface does not have a hook that could snag on anchors, ropes, harness equipment loops, etc.



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The H-profile of the ANGE S and ANGE L carabiners is thicker on the inside part, easing passage of the rope while optimizing durability.

Indent for STRING

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The indent on the bottom of the ANGE S and ANGE L carabiners helps keep the STRING in place so that the sling is properly positioned on the carabiner.

Shape of the nose

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The shape of the nose is designed to optimize clipping and unclipping.


The ANGE FINESSE quickdraws are available in four versions:

with two S ANGES, this quickdraw is for climbers looking for the lightest and most compact combination S - 63 g

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the longer sling makes this quickdraw more multipurpose, while still being ultra light - 66 g

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the ANGE L on the rope side make clipping quick and easy, while the ANGE S on the anchor side keeps weight down - 72 g

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designed for easy and fast clipping, even when wearing gloves - 78 g

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ANGE video

Arnaud Petit, Stéphanie Bodet and Pierre Plaze (Petzl product manager) take you up on the Grand Capucin (in the Mont-Blanc massif) to introduce the ANGE carabiner.

More details on the ANGE range of carabiners

ANGE carabiners come in two versions:
- an ultra-light, compact version: ANGE S
- a standard size version: ANGE L


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The compact ANGE S version is designed for users demanding ultra-light gear.
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The ANGE L version is designed for users wanting to cut down on weight while keeping the functionality of standard-sized gear.
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ANGE FINESSE quickdraws are composed of
- ANGE S and/or ANGE L carabiners
- a FINESSE Dyneema® sling
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Listen to the unique sound of the ANGE

The click of a closing carabiner can be part of the communication between members of a climbing team. It's even more true on long routes, when it is the climber isn't visible or when it's difficult to talk to one another. The sound of the carabiner can signal to the climber that an out-of-sight carabiner is clipped. It can also signal to the belayer that the climber will be needing slack soon (as when a bolt or piece of gear is clipped) or that the climber has clipped the rope.

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To listen to the unique sound of the ANGE, download the files below (right click > 'save file as' ):

telephone ring tone : a remix of climbing sounds (ANGE, corde, etc) for your cell phone.

[Mp3 - 905 ko] for most portable cell phones
[M4R - 590 ko]
import the file in iTunes and install it on a iphone
[Wave - 4 Mo
[Wma - 361 ko]


computer click : replace the standard sounds on your computer with the click of the ANGE.

Vidéo : using the ANGE

Clipping tips and advice.




sine two weeks i am now using the ANGE S carabiner an i am very happy. Great job!


looks fantastic! i'd like to

looks fantastic! i'd like to try'em!

This was a unique video

This was a unique video tutorial that was very well made. I enjoyed seeing the carabiner in action, especially on a tough route like the Grand Cap. I currently live in an urban environment, and have been looking for some climbing wall panels that could introduce my kids to this wonderful sport. As I've gathered information on equipment, I have searched all over for light weight and safe carabiners, so I'm very happy to find this video(saw it on youtube, and it brought me to this site).

As a novice climber, I have rudimentary gear myself. I feel that it is safe, but for my kids I don't want to cut any corners.

Thanks again for the video. -Merideth

We thank you for the video,

We thank you for the video, because we didn't know how to put the quickdraw in a bolt plate ;-) GREAT JOB!!

Would you recommend the same

Would you recommend the same technique shown here in "Vidéo : using the ANGE" for the Spirit Express quickdraw?


Hello Ray,

All these clipping techniques are of course possible to use for Spirit Carabiners.

Thank you for your interest

Would the MonoFil cut a rope in a cross-loaded fall?

Obviously these elegant little 'biners are strong enough to hold a fall when cross loaded (7kN), but I wonder if the MonoFil gate would in fact be too thin for a cross loaded rope? Could a crossloaded Monofil gate end up cutting the rope or webbing? Has this been addressed? Is the emphasis on the STRING to avoid this from happening? Thanks.


Hello Markmythoughts,

Thank you for your question, it has been forwarded to our technical department for an answer.

Thank you for your patience


Hello Marc

Throughout development of the product we were unable to produce this situation. This is primarily due to the fact that the body of the Ange carabiner was designed to avoid the crossloaded orientation. In our testing we noticed that if the carabiner is intentionally positioned in a crossloaded orientation, it slips into major axis as soon as loading begins. When the Ange carabiner is used in a quickdraw the STRING keeps the lower carabiner from spinning around in the bottom loop of the sling, thus keeping it out of the crossloaded orientation.

Thank you for your interest in our equipment


carrot bolts


just wondering if these were safe to use with carrot bolts/removable bolt plates?


RE : carrot bolts


We have not tested the Ange carabiners with this kind of bolts. We recommend that you ask the question to the manufacturer.
Thanks for your participation.

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