/ PRODUCT NEWS: Metolius Gatekeeper Belay Carabiner
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I've just been and checked this out Joe, and because the 'biner is longer than average, the holding loop of most belay devices (I had a look with a Verso, a Bug and a VC Pro) is about 1/2 an inch away from the inner gate when using it normally.
Something with an extra massive holding loop like a Mega Jul could potentially get caught in the gate, but I wouldn't recommend one of these for use with a Mega Jul anyway as they work best with completely round HMS krabs.
I haven't got a Click Up to check with, but I'm not sure the profile would be rounded enough for the click up to work effectively (similar to the Mega Jul). Climbing Technology do a similar product that's recommended for use with the Click Up though, called the Concept SGL HC.
Click up seems rather picky when it comes to carabiners and different ropes (I find mine a pain when it comes to that).
you're looking for something perfectly round, otherwise it won't lock properly and will just cause you grief.
If I'm honest I still can't quite understand the concept of belay carabiners... personally never had a problem with a normal HMS (apart from the click up, but I can't quite justify blowing on the CT biner just yet)
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