Grivel Twin Gate Carabiners Product News

The Twin Gate is a safety revolution. The innovative design makes it a perfect snapgate or screwgate carabiner with the difference that it's safer and faster: screw gates need extra time to screw and climbers sometimes forget. No more grit, ice and freezing conditions jamming gates and screws.

Clepsydra Twin Gate £18.50

The main problem with the belay carabiner on the harness has always been to keep it in the correct position both with and without the rope. Same problem with rappelling. Grivel has designed a totally new carabiner where a simple second wire gate isolates the belay loop and keeps the proper orientation even with the carabiner door open.

  • To place the Clepsydra is a totally automatic and intuitive operation.
  • Bomb proof twingate patented system
  • Second wire gate isolating the belay loop for belaying or rappelling
  • Closed belay loop even with the carabiner's door open
  • Totally automatic operation
  • Rounded and large surface for rope and belay loop
  • Hot drop forged

  • Weight: 89g
  • Length: 117mm
  • Width: 73mm
  • Opening: 24mm
  • Strength: 28kN
  • CE/UIAA Certified

Clepsydra Twin Gate Small £17

Based on the original Clepsydra, the Clepsydra S has been designed to accomodate a Gri Gri perfectly. Due to the shape of the carabiner, a Gri Gri won't be able to slip round and cross load the carabiner. The wiregate on the bottom of the carabiner ensures correct orientation whilst belaying.

  • Weight: 67g
  • Length: 97mm
  • Strength: 28kN
  • CE/UIAA Certified

Mega Twin Gate £14

Grivel have revolutionised the world of carabiners with the advent of the Twin Gate system. This new design improves carabiner safety, massively, while making them quicker and easier to use than a classic screw gate they replace.

The Mega Twingate has been designed to use as a replacement for the classic HMS carabiner. It's a pear shaped carabiner with double straight gates ideal for belaying with Munter hitch and for rappelling with single or double ropes.

  • Weight: 83g
  • Length: 102mm
  • Width: 71mm
  • Opening: 20mm
  • Strength: 27kN
  • CE/UIAA Certified

Sigma Twin Gate £12

The Sigma Twingate is a classic offset carabiner to be used in place of a normal snap link or wherever you want to add extra security like on your cams, hexes or on your last quickdraw before a crux. It's a D-shaped carabiner with a wire gate plus key-lock bent gate.

  • Weight: 57g
  • Length: 101mm
  • Width: 62mm
  • Opening: 23mm
  • Strength: 30kN
  • CE/UIAA Certified

Plume Twin Gate £11

The evolution of the Twin Gate system continues with the double wire carabiner. A super light carabiner with a super light double wire gate. Only 39 grams for the safest wire carabiner. A clever S-design of the first wire offers the key-lock benefit.

  • Bomb proof Twin Gate patented system
  • Two wire gates for minimum weight (39 grams!)
  • S wire design with key lock effect
  • Hot drop forged

  • Weight: 39g
  • Length: 90mm
  • Width: 54mm
  • Opening: 20mm
  • Strength: 25kN
  • CE/UIAA Certified

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26 Oct, 2018

Two of my least favourite things in one krab, a wire retainer and those twin gates!

26 Oct, 2018

Suit yourself.

I bought a couple (on offer at the climbers shop ) to try them.

I rate them, they work really well as belay krabs.

I now wonder if screwgates would catch on if they had been invented after twingates.

It is now easy to visually check that the double gate is being correctly used, far easier than a screwgate.

26 Oct, 2018

No idea how good the twingate is but the video with Stevie Haston is up there in the classics of climbing and acting, along with Vertical Limit, in my opinion.

26 Oct, 2018

They've a bit of a design flaw - they're quite a lot fatter (in profile) than a normal carabiner so it's hard to clip chains (or bolts when there is something else already there) at lower offs with them. You can clip the ring or around the whole chain easily enough but it's often handy to clip the links themselves to free up the ring or adjust your position. Extra faff.

29 Oct, 2018

I agree with Rick. I have been very happy using the Clepsydra S to belay with a Black Diamond ATC sport. I find it surprisingly intuitive to use. You can't fail to fully close the gate but I do notice how often I still subconsciously check the non existent screw gate is tight.


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