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:

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

Combining maximum security and ease of use like never before, 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. Our classic RockLock shape is ideal for belaying, making anchors or rappelling, and its keylock nose prevents snagging on slings and ropes.Innovative gate design uses two magnetic arms in the gate and a steel insert in the nose for super-secure, interference-free closureKeylock nose prevents snaggingOne-hand operableSquare hinge end helps hold belay loop securely in placeSlightly curved spine maximizes gate openingTech Spec:Weight: 87 g (3.1 oz)Closed Gate Strength: 24 kN (5,395 lbf)Open Gate Strength: 7 kN (1,574 lbf)Minor Axis Strength: 7 kN (1,574 lbf)Gate Opening: 21 mm (.83 in)

- Second Ascent

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