Black Diamond VaporLock

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One of the lightest locking carabiners available.

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
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.

I'm planning to buy more of this.

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The lightest, full-function pear locker on the planet, the Black Diamond VaporLock Locking Carabiner 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.


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 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 SPECIFICATIONS 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.

- Moosejaw