Cypher Ceres II in Climbing Magazine
In the July 2014 issue of Climbing Magazine, the new Cypher Ceres II carabiner was reviewed for being a “maximum value carabiner.”
They started off their review by saying that “the Ceres II maintains a light weight and light price, with a few extra features that make it a top-notch, all-around carabiner.”
- Bent Wire Gate: The quick and fluid action of the bent wire gate makes it easy to clip anything.
- Color-Coding: With seven different color options, the Ceres II is the perfect racking biner for color-coding all the different sized cams on your trad rack.
- Ribbed Spine: The subtle ribs along the outside of the spine provide a bit of extra grip while holding this small biner, even with gloves.
So what makes the Ceres II a “maximum value carabiner?” For starters, it’s only $6. Most of the time, these small, lightweight biners (30 grams or under) run for at least $8, reaching as high as $12. So for six bucks you get a small and light multi-color, bent wire gate biner that has awesome gate action, a ribbed spine, and hooded nose.
Benjamin Eaton, a climber that has been climbing on Cypher equipment since 2005, had the following to say about the Ceres II:
"The moment these biners hit the market, I bought enough for all my cams, as well as a handful of Ceres II Alpine Draws. I am now sold on the whole color-coded trad rack thing, such a nice upgrade. Not only have I reduced the weight and size of my rack, I’ve made it more efficient by making it easier to find the right cam when I’m in a sketchy place on the wall.
The Ceres II biners have already proven their worth on two big walls in Zion, as well as a handful of local multi-pitch routes in the Wasatch Mountains. I’m definitely glad I upgraded my rack with these gems and would recommend them to all my climbing friends."