Ceros Kwiklock



An evolution of the DMM Rhino carabiner, the Ceros minimizes the risk of cross-loading. Easy to operate with one hand, and able to locate on the belay loop in a single movement, the Ceros is intuitive to use and simple to rack. Correct orientation is achieved with an internal wiregate that keeps the Ceros captive on a belay loop, and a horn which prevents assisted-braking devices moving onto the carabiner’s spine. Full section top bar gives smooth rope control and resists wear.

Features DMM's Kwiklock gate: an auto-locking gate requiring two distinct actions to open (twist, open).


Carabiner Shape:
Lock Type:
2-Stage Auto Lock
92 g / 3.25 oz
74 x 121 mm
Gate Opening:
19 mm
Closed Gate:
25 kN
Minor Axis:
7 kN
Open Gate:
7 kN
EN12275:2013 B/H/T
EN362:2004 B/T
Other Features:
Belay carabiner for consistent rope control and compatibility with belay devices
Belay carabiners give smooth and confident belaying with tube and assisted-braking belay devices. They have full section top bars for consistent rope control and reduced rope wear. Their shape resists flipping into sub-optimal orientations when belaying, acting to ensure the carabiner loads along its strongest axis.

Directional belay carabiner designed to ensure optimum orientation while belaying

Downward-opening internal wire gate enables secure attachment to belay loop in one movement, and prevents accidental removal once located

Keylock nose eliminates snagging
The carabiner’s nose slots into a groove in the gate, allowing it to achieve full strength without a gate notch. This creates a clean internal profile that won’t catch on gear, bolts or slings, giving easier clipping and removal from systems.

I-Beam construction for optimum strength to weight ratio
I-Beam construction techniques allow carabiners to be lighter without compromising strength. This is achieved through hot forging, a process which allows metal to be made into complex shapes that improve functionality.

Full section top bar for consistent rope handling and increased longevity
A rope running over a full section top bar has more consistent handling characteristics than one running over an I-Beam surface. DMM's belay carabiners feature full section top bars for greater control rope control. Ropes loading over a full section bar also bend less than those loaded over I-Beam surfaces, increasing rope longevity.

Pronounced horn and flat base encourage optimal loading
The top of the Ceros' spine prevents assisted-braking devices and rope controllers from twisting around the spine and cross-loading the carabiner.