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Stuck screwgate carabiner

A stuck carabiner is a situation that you may encounter, or have already experienced.

Warnings

  • Read the technical notice before viewing the following techniques.
  • It is important to fully understand the information provided in the technical notice before using this complementary information
  • Mastering these techniques requires training.
  • Consult a professional before attempting to perform these techniques on your own.

In a wet environment, for example in the rain or in a canyon, water gets into the carabiner’s locking sleeve and displaces the original lubricant. In this case, you may find it difficult to lock / unlock the sleeve.



In case of difficulty unlocking the sleeve, here are some tips to help open it:

  • Wrap rope or webbing around the sleeve to increase the leverage on it.
Wrap rope or webbing around the sleeve.
Wrap rope or webbing around the sleeve.

As a preventative, or if the sleeve sticks or rubs when opening / closing, lubricate the sleeve with a few drops of silicone oil. Screw / unscrew the sleeve once or twice, then remove the excess oil with a cloth.

Lubricate the sleeve with a few drops of silicone oil.

Finally, remember that it's important to do a regular PPE inspection of your carabiner.

If this does not solve your problem, you can contact your local after-sales service.

PPE inspection.