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DMM Climbing

DMM Climbing Phantom Screwgate

In short

The Phantom weighs 41.5g and is the lightest keylock screwgate biner in the world.

Brand: DMM Climbing
Type Of Gear:
www: Phantom Screwgate

Carabiner Strength

Gate Closed: 24 kN
Gate Open: 9 kN
Minor Axis: 9 kN

Technical specifications

Weight: 41.5 g
Gate Opening: 16 mm
Locking Mechanism: Screw Gate


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Product Identification

Manufacturer Product ID: A312

Other Product Specifications

Rope Bearing Surface Width: 8.9 mm

Detailed description

The Phantom weighs 41.5g and is the lightest keylock screwgate biner in the world.

It also is very functional and very strong with a major axis strength of 23kN and a gate open strength of 9kN.

The remarkable thing is that we could have made it even lighter if we were willing to compromise on its strength and safety, but we are not willing to produce an offset D carabiner with a gate open strength of less than 9kN. If we were to accept a gate open of 7 kN we could have kept the same size and got down to 20g. However we do not believe that 7kN gives enough safety margin.

The same thought process is applied to the carabiner gate and barrel - we could have reduced the wall thicknesses to drop the weight down even further, but we have kept the same high strength 7075 components that we use on a lot of our other I Beam carabiners. This barrel has a massive push-in strength.

We have achieved all this by using the same special alloy that we use on the Phantom wiregates and using our knowledge of forging /heat treating aluminium.

All of our standard DMM features are present - smooth steep internal radiuses to minimise the chances of the carabiner hanging up or of the carabiner being loaded badly, fully anodised finish and an internal rope groove.

The Phantom series of carabiners are the ultimate range for traditional and alpine climbing.

Pros and cons

  • Lightweight (1 vote)
  • Smooth action (1 vote)
  • Strong (1 vote)
  • Gate doesn't open that wide (1 vote)
  • Small (1 vote)



Overall rating:

(10 votes) 4.375
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My opinion

Product quality:
5.0 (7 votes)
Product value:
4.2 (7 votes)
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Reviews (Top 3 rated)

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The phantom screwgate from DMM is not as good, in my opinion, as its sibling, the truscrew, in the small screwgate family. I do think it is better than the Wild Country Titan, but its shape makes it lose points against others. Worth a buy, but you'd be better off looking at Grivels new biners or the Truscrew.

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The phantom is an extremely light screw (or snap) gate karabiner. The karabiner is very lightweight, yet very strong, because of this they are ideal for belays or alpine use where weight is an issue.

The size of this karabiner can be its not ideal for much else, the gate opening isn't massive meaning it's not the karabiner of choice for belay plates and the size can make them a little bit fiddly.

Overall, very small, but the lightweight nature of this karabiner makes it useful for belays.

  • Lightweight
  • Smooth action
  • Strong
  • Small
  • Gate doesn't open that wide
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I bought a few of these screwgates purely for the purpose of using them for anchors/belays. They are the lightest full strength screwgate around which really makes a difference when climbing with a big, heavy trad rack.

I have found them perfect for my intended use as they are really light, really strong and just big enough to take a knot (clove hitch etc) with all but the chunkiest of ropes.

Its understandable why people may not like them as they aren't great for use with a belay device etc but they are not designed for this purpose. They may also fall short in winter as they are probably too small for use with gloves but again, there are krabs like the zodiac or truscrew for that.

If you can find these at a decent price, get some because they are definitely great krabs


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