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$104.95The key to a quickdraw is the carabiner. Dash quickdraws use a lightweight, full strength wire gate that's burly enough to withstand years of serious use, yet light enough to never hold you back. With nearly a full inch of gate clearance, clipping is a snap and, at 34gm, the Dash is lean. We build it from full-sized, high-strength 3/8" aircraft grade aluminum, so it's built to take the punishment that might cripple other anorexic 'biners. Whether it's the unpredictable alpine routes in the world's remotest places or a roadside crag close to home, the Dash is the right biner for the job! No longer considered appropriate solely for sport climbs or “clip-ups,” quickdraws have become standard equipment on almost every climber’s rack. Crack climbers, trad climbers and ice climbers alike all agree that they’re time-savers and a vital piece of the climbing system. Used to reduce rope drag and to prevent accidental dislodging of protection on the lead, quickdraws are specialized pieces of equipment that come in a variety of styles, lengths and with varying types of carabiners dedicated to either end. We orient our carabiners on all our standard quickdraws with the gates facing opposite each other. We feel that this is the safestmethod to minimize the possibility of simultaneously loading both carabiners in a gate-open position while leading routes which may wander above and to the left or right of your last placement. Under certain circumstances, it is possible for both gates to open during a fall as the ‘draw is scraped along the rock while it orients iteself below the point of protection. By opposing the carabiners on a draw, we reduce the possibility of simultaneous gate-opening in this manner. Learn More