Black Diamond Magnetron RockLock

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Large auto locking carabiner. Not worth this girl's…

Rating: rated 1.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 24 cdn

Summary

Large auto locking carabiner. Not worth this girl's money.

Pros

  • Magnetic auto lock

Cons

  • Too big
  • Difficult to release with one hand

I purchased this biner because of its size and the magnetic catch. I like a larger biner for a double line munter (as a backup plan in case something goes wrong with my Reverso). I thought it may pose a problem for ice but that was not the issue.

The magnetic catch is not an ergonomic fit for me. I have small to medium woman's hands and when I reach for release it is just out of my grasp. Only by millimetres! What a pain in the butt! I then have to release it without gripping the full biner in one hand. If you are a climber, you know that's a gong show! — and has the potential to be unsafe.

For now, I've problem solved this by putting this piece of gear in time out.  

For men — it's a very cool piece of kit designed more for you :)  I recommend it as the magnetic catch is cool and performs ok as long as it doesn't ice up.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Black Diamond Magnetron RockLock Carabiner FEATURES of the Black Diamond Magnetron RockLock Innovative gate design uses two magnetic arms in the gate and a steel insert in the nose for super-secure, interference-free closure Key lock nose prevents snagging One-hand operable Square hinge end holds belay loop securely in place Slightly curved spine maximizes gate opening SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond Magnetron RockLock Weight: 3.1 oz / 87 g Closed Gate Strength: 5.395 lbf / 24 kN Open Gate Strength: 1.574 lbf / 7 kN Minor Axis Strength: 1.574 lbf / 7 kN Gate Opening: 0.83in. / 21 mm ALL CLIMBING SALES ARE FINAL.

- Moosejaw

Once again; Black Diamond Equipment is not satisfied with what is perceived as perfect. They have now introduced the new Magnetron Rocklock carabiner. This new revolutionary creation does not only offer maximum security but it also offers ease of use like never seen before. PRODUCT FEATURES: RockLock locking carabiners combine maximum security and ease of use like never before Magnetic attraction to a steel insert in the carabiner nose keeps two independent arms securely locked Locking arms must be individually depressed before the gate can be opened Once open, opposing magnetic fields repel the arms to ensure smooth and reliable gate operation Symmetrical design allows for easy one-handed operation (right or left) colors may vary upon arrival

- Appalachian Outdoors

The Black Diamond Magnetron Rocklock Carabiner uses the power of magnets to reinvent the auto-locking carabiner. Magnetron Technology uses two magnetic arms in the gate and a steel insert in the carabiner's keylock nose to create an ultra-secure, self-clearing and redundant locking mechanism that can easily be used with either hand.

- CampSaver.com

The Black Diamond Magnetron RockLock locking carabiner uses the power of magnets to give you the security of a locking 'biner with incredible ease of use.

- REI

The Black Diamond Magnetron RockLock Carabiner blends simplicity and security into a potent package that completely changes the carabiner game. A snag-free keylock nose perfectly rounds it out to make it great for any locking-carabiner duty. Innovative gate design uses two magnetic arms in the gate and a steel insert in the nose for super-secure, interference-free closure Keylock nose prevents snagging One-hand operable Square hinge end helps hold belay loop securely in place Slightly curved spine maximizes gate opening

- OMCgear