Jon Lagerquist &Jamie C. Anderson

A Quick and Simple Rigging System: Addendum


There are many manufacturers of webbing and carabiners both for industrial as well as climbing/rescue purposes. Load ratings will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, so it is important to obtain the load ratings for the specific equipment being purchased.

In general, carabiners can be purchased with load ratings ranging between 4500 and 7000 pounds breaking strength with the gate closed. Moreover, these come with standard (straight), bent, and locking gates — straight and locking gates being the most useful for theatre rigging purposes. Bentgate carabiners are designed specifically for sport climbing applications and are not recommended for standard rigging ...

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