Black Diamond GridLock Screwgate

2 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   0
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   1

Reviews

0

It's a great idea But the bottom Grid lock is too…

Rating: rated 1.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $20

Summary

It's a great idea But the bottom Grid lock is too small. It's very hard to clip into your harness when seting up a belay. It's great if you're standing on the ground but on a simi hanging belay or hanging forget!!!

Pros

  • None

Cons

  • Cost too much and the bottom gate is too small and very hard too adjust on your harness wi

Don't buy it, too hard to clip in to your harness, and adjust for the belay!!!

0

Really bright idea to improve the belay. The GridLock…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $20

Summary

Really bright idea to improve the belay.

Pros

  • Nice looking
  • Durable
  • Works great

The GridLock has made my belaying easier, no more trouble with carabiners turning the other side.

Manufacturer's Description

Visit Black Diamond's GridLock Screwgate page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

With its revolutionary, patent-pending design made possible by our in-house hot forge, the Black Diamond GridLock Screwgate eliminates the dangers of cross loading. Designed specifically for belaying, the intuitive, easy-to-use GridLock isolates the belay loop behind its uniquely shaped gate, thereby keeping the carabiner in its proper orientation. The GridLock's I-beam spine transitions into a large, rounded rope-bearing surface for maximum strength and smooth rope feeding. Simply put, you'll never have to deal with a shifting, cross-loaded belay carabiner again.

- CampSaver.com

The hot-forged Black Diamond GridLock Belay Screwgate locking carabiner has a patent-pending design that keeps the 'biner properly oriented while you're belaying.

- REI

If mutation is the next step in evolution, then the Black Diamond GridLock Screwgate Carabiner might be a glimpse at a future in which humans have super-sticky hands and live on high-alpine cliffs. With its intelligent design, this 'biner provides intuitive and proper belay orientation. And thanks to its I-beam spine cross-loading becomes a thing of the past... just like the living below tree line.

- Backcountry.com

Black Diamond Gridlock Screwgate Carabiner FEATURES of the Black Diamond Gridlock Screwgate Carabiner Hot-forged construction I-Beam spine transitions into a rounded, large rope-bearing surface Intuitive and easy-to-use design Screwgate sleeve SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond Gridlock Screwgate Carabiner Weight: 2.7 oz / 76 g Closed Gate Strength: 4.946 lbf / 22 kN Open Gate Strength: 1.798 lbf / 8 kN Minor Axis Strength: 1.574 lbf / 7 kN Gate Opening: 0.83in. / 21 mm ALL CLIMBING SALES ARE FINAL.

- Moosejaw