Grivel K6G Mega Twin Gate Carabiner

The Mountaineer is one of a few select shops in the U.S. carrying Grivel’s new Mega KG6 Twin Gate Carabiner.


Grivel Mega KG6 Twin Gate Carabiner

The Mega KG6, with its two opposing solid gates, is considered an auto-locking carabiner, making it safe as a belay ‘biner, an anchor master point, or as a replacement for a traditional locker in any situation that demands the extra security of a locking carabiner. The KG6’s unique twin-gate design stays closed and effectively stays “locked” thanks to its opposing gates.

The Mega has a sleek, streamlined design that works for the bolt-end of quickdraws, and you can easily tie Munter hitches once you get to the anchor. Ice and alpine climbers will appreciate the twin-gate functionality in icy winter conditions as they will not freeze shut like a screwgate.

Nick, our Climbing Department Buyer says: “I used the Grivel Mega K6G ice climbing without gloves the other day, and, WOW it IS awesome! Truly unique and VERY easy to manipulate. I liken it to the double back buckles on harnesses, i.e., its something new and different but once you are used to it, it’s a snap, and totally safe and secure.”

One-Handed Operation [Photo Courtesy of Rock and Ice Magazine]

But you don’t have to take our word for it – check out what climbing bloggers are saying about the new Grivel Mega KG6 Twin Gate Carabiner below:

Simple, sleek design work here that is extremely effective. I’ll say it up front.  [Grivel’s] Twin Gate technology is the best “locking” biner yet designed, by a fair margin.” – via Cold Thistle (
“Yes, I’ll use the Mega in place of a locker for belaying and rappelling, and am psyched to finally have a locker that will remain operational in winter conditions.” – via Rock and Ice Magazine (
“When the rope is clipped into the Grivel Twin Gate, it’s not going anywhere. The gate is also the simplest, and the least likely to bind up in cold and icy conditions, or get gummed up with dirt.” – via Splitter Choss (

The Grivel KG6 Mega Twin Gate is available at The Mountaineer and in our online store, here.