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Black Diamond Oval

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Weight62 g
Gate Opening (mm)18
Major Axis (kN)18

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Black Diamond Oval
4.3 out of 5 based on 38 user reviews.

Cred: 428
Review by flipchick253 on Mar. 16, 2011
Great for setting up slacklines as the symmetry keeps your line strait.
Not as good for climbing, as the symmetrical shape loads the spine and the gate equally, reducing the strength of the biner compared to an asymmetrical biner that concentrates the load along the spine.
Big, bulky, heavy, notch.
Black Diamond Light D Caribiner

Cred: 1096
Review by jeepnphreak on Jan. 27, 2012
The olny thig I use these for climbing is for racking stoppers and Hexes, the symetrical shape make finding the right pro easy.. I found a deal for 2.50 Each and picked up a bunch for my slack line they work very well for the tesnioning system.
A bit heavy to make up a majority of my trad rack...I prefer Neutrinos for that.

Cred: 338
Review by dude1971 on Apr. 29, 2008
the biner I use for racking ALL my gear… PERIOD!!!! It has been field tested in the worlds best stomping ground "Yosemite" with the guru's of climbing. The way I see it, if it was good enough then, well it is DAMN sure good enough now. Can't beat the price and how readily available the biner is where ever you purchase it.
NONE dude's!
Why recommend or change?

Cred: 52
Review by fb_1030170280 on May. 24, 2008
its ovular shape, good to put 3-4 (depending on size) pieces of passive protection on
the fact that it isnt keylock makes the little tooth thing catch on protection, making hard to manipulate with one hand
a keylock version of an oval carabiner

Cred: 40569
Review by marks on Mar. 31, 2007
Great for racking nuts and building anchors.
Fairly heavy (62 grams)
They make a wire gate version of this.

Cred: 507
Review by IanW1960 on Sep. 12, 2008
A must-have for aid climbing. D-shaped crabs can shift under load - a gut wrenching experience when you're holding your breath on a marginal skyhook or RP.
Obviously not as strong as a D shaped crab.

Cred: 685
Review by Radoskier on Mar. 25, 2011
Nice and round, perfect for racking nuts and equalizing anchors.
A little on the heavy side.
A wire gate equivalent if your really trying to save some weight.

Cred: 862
Review by 15dbarber on Apr. 19, 2012
i use mine for storing my gear on my harness, and putting my hammock up, but there very light and very useful
kinda heavy

Cred: 1321
Review by MikePB on Feb. 27, 2011
I use this to rack my nuts/stoppers. It also works great with the petzl tibloc.
Heavy Heavy Heavy

Cred: 54
Review by fb_507277362 on Jan. 15, 2008
great for anchors and racking pasive pro
not great for clipping on the go...

Cred: 73
Review by forsakenclimber on Apr. 28, 2008
Good for bailing if you have to, I never own more than 2

Cred: 464
Review by fb_14818194 on Jan. 16, 2008
used on a slackline ..
heavy, weak

Cred: 430
Review by sleepytom on Jan. 19, 2008
heavy, no key lock

Cred: 36
Review by fb_110501581 on Jan. 20, 2008
good if you need an oval biner
snags when clipping
not very versatile or strong

Cred: 418
Review by snowman on Apr. 22, 2008
racking stoppers, my personal choice!

Cred: 275
Review by fb_560005471 on Apr. 24, 2008
typical oval, round for rope. :)

Cred: 25
Review by eagle32 on Jun. 25, 2008
Strong, keeps slacklines in line.
Line gets caught in the latch groove

Cred: 28
Review by heylookitsjames on Feb. 16, 2011
Cheap, won't get stolen.
Heavy, bulky, old looking.

Cred: 83
Review by fb_5800777 on Jan. 20, 2008
simple, strength, size

Cred: 44
Review by fb_1568880112 on Jan. 23, 2008
the classic oval

Cred: 9
Review by fb_1081080029 on Feb. 01, 2008
Standard, Good Biner

Cred: 38
Review by fb_555560325 on Mar. 21, 2008
Good Price.
Not keylocks

Cred: 41
Review by mountain_racer on Apr. 15, 2008
Classic - some of mine say Chouinard!

Cred: 92
Review by GetOutside on May. 15, 2008
Its your standard oval carabiner...

Cred: 24
Review by Hirvimaki on Jul. 03, 2008
Lighter biner would be nicer.

Cred: 21
Review by rumseyistheman on Dec. 09, 2008
perfect for storing gear

Cred: 2
Review by howdytime1 on Aug. 01, 2011
Basic but it gets the job done.

Cred: 99
Review by climbercam on Feb. 26, 2008

Cred: 22
Review by fb_73201981 on Feb. 28, 2008
very very heavy

Cred: 0
Review by fb_1216650414 on Apr. 04, 2008
have tons

Cred: 49
Review by fb_598762461 on Apr. 19, 2008
can't go wrong

Cred: 68
Review by BigRockFun on May. 18, 2008

Cred: 4
Review by Chalk Bag on Jun. 06, 2008

Cred: 102
Review by Delta V on Sep. 25, 2008
Many uses

Cred: 38
Review by fb_569202534 on Dec. 29, 2008
rack biner

Cred: 21
Review by fb_79302166 on Feb. 06, 2008

Cred: 11
Review by fb_17815208 on Apr. 07, 2008

Cred: 0
Review by psecody on Jun. 20, 2008
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