Stevie Haston presents the new Grivel Captive carabiner, the anti cross-loading carabiner.
Cross-loading happens when a carabiner is stressed on its minor axis. Carabiners are strongest when stressed on their major axis meaning directly in line, vertically, along the spine.
When a carabiner is stressed on its minor axis it’s generally one third as strong. The second problem with carabiners happens when the carabiner “turns” on your rack and you have to unlock it as fast as possible.
The third problem happens when you want to clip the carabiner and in the meantime it has turned in the quickdraw.
The new Grivel Captive helps to fix these problems.