As the lightest keylocking carabiner in the world, C.A.M.P.'s Photon carabiner marks an evolutionary advance in carabiner design. Not only is it the lightest, it is also full-size! Its radical design creates a large gate opening for easy clipping and the keylock closure is great for plucking draws from gear loops and cleaning overhanging sport routes. The Photon Bent Gate is the ultimate rope-end carabiner for overhanging sport routes. Its aggressive design is optimized for quick clips and the keylocking closure and large gate opening make for cuss-free cleaning.
|Carabiner Type:||Non-Locking Biner|
|Closed Gate Strength:||21 kN|
|Gate Opening:||24 mm|
|Gate Opening Measurement:||27 mm|
|Major Axis kN:||21|
|Minor Axis Strength:||7 kN|
|Minor Axis kN:||7|
|Open Gate Strength:||9 kN|
|Open Strength kN:||9|
|Weight:||1.3 oz / 36 g|
|CAMP Photon Wire Carabiner||$5.97 - $7.95|
|CAMP Photon Screwgate Carabiner||$11.95|
I use straight gate Photons for gear racking. It's light and big enough to rack a full set of nuts.
Also I temporary replace bolt side binners of Black Diamond Oz QD with them for easy cleaning on sport routes (and return back BD Oz for trad). The last weekend I slipped off a face and took a pretty deep (about 10 feet) lead fall. An improvised hand made draw held it without any visible damage (anyway I retired the binner to be for-nuts-racking-only). Thus despite a "fragile" look and feel CAMP Photon is strong enough to hold lead fall.