The Osprey SL is a screwgate, oval-shaped carabiner. Crafted from high strength 7075-T6 aluminum, the Osprey is strong and lightweight. The oval-shape helps center loads on the carabiner and is a good choice for aid climbing and high angle rescue.
Screwgate carabiners have a barrel that moves vertically on a threaded gate. When closed the barrel creates a secure connection between the carabiner and top of the gate, locking the carabiner closed. Screwgate carabiners can come open and should be second checked before loading.