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 CarabinersThe Black Diamond Magnetron RockLock Carabiners are an essential safety component for any climbing or rappelling enthusiast. With its trademark Magnetron technology, the gate of the carabiner uses two magnetic arms, with a steel insert in the key lock nose, to hold the load securely and to maintain an interference-free closure. This helps prevent rope snags, for added safety. It is operable with either hand, making it an essential item to have in an emergency, when both your hands may not be free. Designed with a curved spine, its gate opening is maximized to keep you securely in place, while providing the necessary balance. The original RockLock shape makes this carabiner ideal for belaying. The Black Diamond Magnetron RockLock Carabiner is a must-have addition to your climbing gear.

- SunnySports

The Black Diamond Magnetron Rocklock Carabiner brings a new magnetic design to climbers seeking security, ease of use and non-snagging technology - that's pretty much what every climber wants and needs. The Black Diamond Magnetron Rocklock 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. Magnets - not twistlocks or screwlocks. 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). The classic RockLock shape is ideal for belaying, making anchors or rappelling, and its keylock nose prevents snagging on slings and ropes. Rest assured that you're secure on the rock with the BD Magnetron Rocklock. Color: Mocha with assorted locking arms (purple, green, orange, blue). Weight: 87 g (3.1 oz). Major Axis Strength: 7 kN (1,574 lbf). Minor Axis Strength: 7 kN (1,574 lbf). Closed Gate Strength: 24 kN (5,395 lbf). Gate Open Strength: 7 kN. Gate opening: 21 mm (.83 in)

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

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