The Making of a Carabiner: a visit to DMM

by Dave Gill and Mick Ryan Feb/2009
This article has been read 5,475 times

dmm18, 80 kbHave you got crabs?
DMM, named after Denny Moorhouse, has been busy making climbing hardware since 1981. DMM started life in a small barn in Bethesda, near the slate quarries of North Wales. Now their factory is in Llanberis and DMM employ 130 people, making them the second largest employer in the local area.

The bread and butter of DMM's climbing hardware business is the carabiner - the simple snap link. This essential tool in the climber's rack can be taken for granted, but despite its simple appearance, hundreds of hours of design and work go in to each model.

The process involved in making a modern carabiner is detailed below in this editorial video.

VIDEO - The Making of a carabiner:


The making of a karabiner @ DMM Wales from Dave Gill on Vimeo.

SCENES FROM - The Making of a carabiner:

(imagesİ Mick Ryan, UKClimbing.com)

dmm14, 76 kb
dmm13, 99 kb
dmm12, 76 kb
dmm10, 110 kb

dmm9, 59 kb
dmm8, 57 kb
dmm3, 61 kb
dmm4, 66 kb

dmm24, 111 kb
dmm23, 112 kb
dmm22, 62 kb
dmm20, 71 kb

dmm19, 68 kb
dmm17, 61 kb
dmm16, 71 kb
dmm15, 109 kb

Forums ( Read more )
This has been read 5,475 times

Staff Picks

Aug 2012

thumb There is a wonderful feeling of freedom when you can run it out above gear, climbing as hard as you can, totally consumed by the... Read more

What's Hot Right Now

6 Apr 2015

thumb In this new series of interviews, we whisk off some of Britain's best climbers to a lonely desert island (we might give them a... Read more

Top Spot: Climbing Destination

Dec 2011

thumb Looking for a warm winter break? Look no further! "Tucked away in Northern Thailand in the lush Mae On Valley near Chiang Mai... Read more