Black Diamond VaporLock
Price Paid: Around $12
One of the lightest locking carabiners available. A good choice for alpine climbing and mountaineering. Nice and easy to handle with keylock nose.
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The lightest, full-function pear locker on the planet, the Black Diamond VaporLock provides a smooth increase in friction when used with any of our ATC devices. The VaporLock is ideal for those times belaying and rappelling when you want more control. On ropes up to 9.4 mm, the VaporLock is Munter Hitch compatible. A keylock nose and screwlock sleeve make it easy to thread through a rat's nest of slings and lock securely.
The ultralight Black Diamond VaporLock locking carabiner is an ideal choice for belaying, lowering and rappelling. Minimalist pear-shape design has a wide basket to allow use of a Munter hitch on ropes up to 9.4mm. When used in conjunction with an ATC the VaporLock effectively increases friction up to 30% during lowering or rappelling, helping maximize control. Made from anodized aluminum for lasting service. The sleeve locks on the gate, eliminating the possibility of the 'biner being over-tightened or ''frozen'' when loaded. Keylock nose will not snag on bolts or gear while clipping and unclipping. Locking mechanism comes in assorted colors only; sorry, specific color requests cannot be accommodated.
The Black Diamond VaporLock Carabiner checks in at an ultralight 51grams (1.8oz) for climbers who want to make their gear as light as possible. In addition to weighing incredibly little, the VaporLock Carabiner also includes a keylock gate for snag-free operation. Black Diamond gave this locking 'biner a basket wide enough to allow you to use a Munter hitch on ropes up to 9.4mm during climbs where even the belay device seems excessive (or you dropped it).
Black Diamond VaporLock Screwgate Carabiner DECENT FEATURES of the Black Diamond VaporLock Locking Carabiner Increases friction up to 30% when lowering or rappelling with an ATC Munter Hitch compatible on ropes up to 9.4 mm Keylock nose prevents snagging Screwgate sleeve The SPECS of the Black Diamond VaporLock Locking Carabiner Type: Screwgate Weight: 1.8 oz / 52 g Closed Gate Strength: 4.721 lbf / 21 kN Open Gate Strength: 1.574 lbf / 7 kN Minor Axis Strength: 1.798 lbf / 8 kN Gate Opening: 0.79in. / 20 mm ALL CLIMBING SALES ARE FINAL.