Pirate O.R.C.A. Lock
ORCA lock carabiners an auto-locking carabiner which can be set so the gate is ready to open without the normal motions of a Triaction gate, and then auto-locks when it is clipped onto a connection point. This Open Regular Close Auto (O.R.C.A.) gate design makes these carabiners ideal for setting up complex rigging, rescue, or other operations where the climber does not want to spend a lot of time fiddling with opening the carabiner gate. Every ORCA carabiner has a padlock on the gate which only shows when the gate is closed and locked, so that it is easy to tell when the carabiner is set to open and when it is secure.
- Manufacturer: Rock Exotica
- Major Axis Break Strength: 24 kN (5,400 lb)
- Minor Axis Break Strength: 11 kN (2,475 lb)
- Open Gate Brk Str: 6 kN (1,350 lb)
- Dimensions: 4.375 x 2.5"
- Gate: .25mm (1")
- Weight: 80g (2.85 oz)
ORCA-lock Carabiner: Expert Use Only!
The ORCA is an enhanced 3-stage mechanism available on Pirate, rockD and rockO carabiners. This unique gate system lifts up and twists just like many traditional auto-locks, but can be set to remain in the unlocked position. This allows the gate—whether you attach the ORCA carabiner immediately, or leave it installed in an anchor to connect a line later, to open easily, just like a non-locker. When it closes, it closes and rotates shut with the safety and surety of a locking carabiner.