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Jul 28, 2016
Have both a Micro traction and a tibloc for my crevasse rescue system. Petzl recommends an oval carabiner for both.

I realize that the tibloc is sensitive to caribener diameter and shape but wondering if an HMS style would work well enough as long as the tibloc had a round cross-section carabiner? Couldn't tell the difference testing in my back yard, but haven't used in real life.
wisam
Joined Jan 18, 2012
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Jul 28, 2016
Practically, it doesn't matter. Use whatever is handy and efficient. Ovals are less annoying though I tend to multi purpose other biners and shave dedicated gear weight. Ryan Marsters
Joined Jan 21, 2011
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Jul 29, 2016
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I have found just about any caribiner will work with a tibloc because in t eh end the caribiner will all ways orientate the same way, cant speak for the micro traxion though. that guy named seb
Joined Oct 24, 2015
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Jul 29, 2016
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If I understand correctly, the Tibloc will work with any biner that has a round cross-section. I can't speak for the micro trax but the mini trax works just fine on an HMS and I use it all the time with an HMS for soloing. I'd probably just take both an HMS and an oval, just to have options. eli poss
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Jul 29, 2016
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eli poss wrote:
If I understand correctly, the Tibloc will work with any biner that has a round cross-section. I can't speak for the micro trax but the mini trax works just fine on an HMS and I use it all the time with an HMS for soloing. I'd probably just take both an HMS and an oval, just to have options.

I use the tibloc all the time with a dmm spectre 2 it's practically a rectangle, works fine.
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