/ HMS, Offset D- or Oval for GriGris/Ab plates??
What do you use to attach GriGris and Fig8/ab plates to your harness?? And more importantly, why?? Would the same argument/reasoning apply to other mechanical devices like the Shunt and the Stop??
I know something like the Petzl Freino is the recommended karabiner for GriGris, but I've heard equally many arguments for ovals, and against HMS's. I'm pretty sure all of the above are ok (Petzl just specify a "Locking Carabiner"), but what is "best practice"??
Thanks in advance for your help!!
I tend to use a karabiner.
I've heard it works best.
PS. I use a gridlock.
DMM rhino is deliberately geared towards gri-gris. It can't move round and cross load. Could be worth a look
I use a DMM sentinel for my belay plate, and I tend to use my belay plate for abbing too. It's shaped nicely and works for me.
The nearest one.
As long as the screwgate is rated and can fit through the hole, then the differences are minuscule. 'Best practice' doesn't really come into it.
The traditional reason for using an HMS is so you can still belay/abseil when you throw the device down the cliff.
I don't get it. Did this happen to a fig 8 or a Grigri?
I've heard of cases of cross loading because the HMS was clipped through waist an leg loop strong points instead of belay loop. The fig8 has a cramming action.
For reasons I can't explain, an oval seems to get cross-loaded less often. This is just based on my personal observation.
So to summarise...
Any locking crab will do.
If you want the 'best', then get something like a DMM Belay Master (which cannot cross-load) or equivalent?
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