Clipgate Carabiners (also known as snapgate karabiners) for clipping ropes and slings together. Solid gates are usually preferred for sport climbing, and are available in a straight gate for clipping the bolt or a bent gate for clipping the rope to. Wiregates are made from a single piece of stainless steel wire and have a much simpler mechanism. They are lighter than solid gates, so they’re ideal for keeping the weight of a large trad or alpine climbing rack down to a minimum. Wiregates won’t freeze up when you’re ice climbing, and are less prone to gate flutter due to the reduced mass.