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Petzl OK Oval Tri-Act Carabiner


What is the Petzl OK Oval Tri-Act Carabiner?

A Reliable Climbing Companion

The Petzl OK Oval Tri-Act Carabiner is a specialized piece of equipment designed for climbers, cavers, and mountaineers. It belongs to the family of oval carabiners and is renowned for its durability, versatility, and ease of use.


The Petzl OK Oval Tri-Act Carabiner is a symmetric oval aluminium carabiner for optimal positioning of devices, making it ideal for haul systems. The Keylock system helps prevent snagging of the carabiner during manoeuvres. Available in two locking systems: SCREW-LOCK & TRIACT-LOCK.

  • Versatile oval symmetric shape for optimal positioning of devices (e.g. pulleys, ascenders, rope clamps, mobile fall arresters)
  • Perfect for hauling systems
  • Keylock system helps keep the carabiner from snagging during manoeuvres
  • Red indicator provides a clear visual warning when the carabiner is unlocked (available on SCREW-LOCK version)
  • Two locking systems available (SCREW-LOCK, TRIACT-LOCK), and also available in black

Key Features of the Petzl OK Oval Tri-Act Carabiner

1. Oval Shape

One of the standout features of the Petzl OK Oval Tri-Act Carabiner is its oval shape. This design ensures optimal load distribution and minimizes the risk of the carabiner rotating under load, making it a dependable choice for various climbing scenarios.

2. Tri-Act Locking System

The Tri-Act locking system provides an extra layer of safety by preventing accidental gate opening. This innovative design requires three distinct actions to unlock the gate, reducing the chances of unintentional disengagement during critical moments.

3. Lightweight Construction

Made from high-strength aluminum, this carabiner offers robust performance while remaining remarkably lightweight. Every gram counts when climbing, and the Petzl OK Oval Tri-Act Carabiner strikes the perfect balance between strength and weight.

4. Generous Gate Opening

With a generous gate opening, this carabiner is easy to clip onto ropes, harnesses, and anchor points. This feature enhances your overall climbing experience by saving time and effort during transitions.

Why Choose the Petzl OK Oval Tri-Act Carabiner?

Versatility in Action

Whether you're a rock climber scaling vertical faces, a mountaineer navigating treacherous terrain, or a caver exploring underground caves, the Petzl OK Oval Tri-Act Carabiner has you covered. Its adaptability makes it suitable for a wide range of activities.

Safety First

When it comes to climbing, safety is paramount. The Tri-Act locking system of this carabiner ensures that it remains securely closed during your entire adventure. You can trust this carabiner to keep you safe in challenging conditions.

Durability and Longevity

Investing in quality gear is essential for outdoor enthusiasts. The Petzl OK Oval Tri-Act Carabiner is built to last, with a robust construction that can withstand the rigors of frequent use and exposure to the elements.

How to Properly Use the Petzl OK Oval Tri-Act Carabiner

1. Clip with Care

When attaching the carabiner to ropes, harnesses, or anchor points, ensure that it is correctly oriented and securely locked in place. Double-check the gate closure to prevent any accidents.

2. Regular Maintenance

Regularly inspect your carabiner for signs of wear and tear. Clean it as needed and lubricate the gate to maintain smooth operation. This routine maintenance will prolong its lifespan.

3. Know Your Limits

Every piece of climbing equipment has its limitations. Be aware of the maximum load capacity and adhere to safety guidelines to avoid accidents.


1. Can I use the Petzl OK Oval Tri-Act Carabiner for both rock climbing and mountaineering?

Yes, absolutely! This carabiner is designed to excel in various outdoor activities, including both rock climbing and mountaineering.

2. Is the Tri-Act locking system difficult to operate?

Not at all. While it provides extra security, it is designed to be user-friendly and easy to engage.

3. What is the maximum load capacity of the Petzl OK Oval Tri-Act Carabiner?

The maximum load capacity is typically indicated on the carabiner and should be strictly adhered to for safety reasons.

4. Can I use this carabiner for securing my gear during camping trips?

While it's primarily designed for climbing and outdoor adventures, it can be used for securing gear in certain camping situations. However, it's essential to prioritize its intended use for safety.

5. Is this carabiner suitable for beginners?

Yes, this carabiner is suitable for climbers of all levels, including beginners. Its ease of use and safety features make it a great choice for those just starting their climbing journey.

Tech Specs:

Material(s): aluminium
Certification(s): CE EN 362