Rated 5 out of
Brian of Cereus gigantia territory from
Gear clip that can't be beatI use two of these to carry most of my ice screws on my harness during climbing. The inner clip of the Caritool allows it to attach itself securely to the webbing band of the harness. Unlike its competitor, the inner clip is pretty large and deep, so it is more stable. These are strictly for carrying ice screws or other gear; they are not to be used as a carabiner. If you want something more versatile (that can be used as a carabiner and gear clip) then getting a wiregate carabiner will do. Otherwise, these are great since they give way for more room on your gear loop on your harness.
Date published: 2007-10-04
Rated 3 out of
Good for items you might not mind losing...I do love these, but I had one break when I kinda feel it shouldn't have, took a little swinger into some ice on rappel and it torqued and snapped, lost my ice tool 30 ft into the creek at Ouray ice park :( It happens and it's mostly my fault but I have seriously reconsidered hanging expensive ice hardware on these now. Glad it wasn't a half rack of screws! Will try to go back and look for it in the late summer when the water level is low haha
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 4 out of
Good for more than just ice climbing!!!This is Great for storing gear quickly on you harness. Whether a quickdraw or a figure 8 it is easy to snap you gear into the gate for storage. One drawback is that Petzl's GriGri does not fit over the wire spring gate. This it a bit slower to remove gear from the Caritool.
Is this the small or large Caritool?
I think this is the small but the title/description should make it clear, since Petzl makes two sizes (as well as the Evo). It would be nice if REI carried both sizes, since the Evo doesn't work in ice clipper slots
Asked by: AnswerMan
​This is a small Caritool.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2018-01-25
Is this clip an appropriate size for storing ice tools, or more just ice screws etc?
Asked by: kmcart
​This carabiner has been designed to hold ice screws. Depending on the type of tools you have it is likely you can store them with this carabiner.