DMM - Sentinel Keylock Locksafe
The Sentinel is one of DMM's lightest mini HMS locking carabiners on the market. A multi-functional locking carabiner, it works really well as both a small HMS and because of it's slightly offset shape, also works as a great rigging/multi-purpose screwgate. The slightly offset design increases strength and directs heavy loads into the spine, but uses a gently curved top bar with a generous rope radius that allows it to work well with both single and double rope controllers. The Sentinel works well with all their belay devices - the Bugette, the Bug and the V Twin and it fits snugly on most belay loops reducing the likelihood of cross-loading. The Sentinel was redesigned in 2008 to feature a keylock nose so that it clips and unclips smoothly without snagging. It has a deep basket and good gate opening making it a fantastic and versatile rigging biner too that will take a couple of chunky clove hitches. All the usual DMM refinements are present - fully anodized, full strength barrels to resist push-in forces and conservative 3 sigma ratings.