Locking Carabiners

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Recent Locking Carabiner Reviews

Black Diamond Magnetron RockLock

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Large auto locking carabiner. Not worth this girl's money. 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… Full review

Simond Spider Screwgate

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight, excellent screwgate locker that has a perfectly shaped nose to make clipping extremely easy. The best locking beiner for personal anchor systems at the top of a long difficult route. This carabiner is the best I have used to attach a personal anchor system at the top of a route. The nose is shaped in a way that it is quite open (bent out) compared to other screwgate lockers, so clipping is extremely easy. The diameter of the carabiner is around  a medium sized thickness. Since the… Full review

Metolius Element Belay Carabiner

rated 2 of 5 stars *Dislike. I marked this biner, used it once, and retired it to the shelf. Thankfully, I only bought one. The gate takes too many spins and it doesn't spin freely.   Full review

Black Diamond Mini Pearabiner

rated 5 of 5 stars Easy to lock/unlock. One of my favorites. I can lock/unlock this with the flick of a thumb.   Full review

DMM Revolver Screwgate

rated 5 of 5 stars Found these great biners from a friend!!! Greatest biner ever made for cutting down rope drag. The little roller works great for rope drap on routes that zig zag  or over ledges. Use a little longer runner on your quickdraws and never worry about it again. Also the locker works great for setting up a top rope on fixed belays. Full review

Black Diamond GridLock Screwgate

rated 1.5 of 5 stars It's a great idea But the bottom Grid lock is too small. It's very hard to clip into your harness when seting up a belay. It's great if you're standing on the ground but on a simi hanging belay or hanging forget!!! Don't buy it, too hard to clip in to your harness, and adjust for the belay!!! Full review

Petzl Go Oval Maillon

rated 5 of 5 stars 25kN for 2oz! In a Frog Ascending system, this is an excellent product to use. It's extremely strong for its weight, and you can slip several of these into your pocket. The gate is too narrow to slip onto a standard climbing rope (that is not its purpose.). I find they can be difficult to thread, which is why I carry a small wrench in my climbing bag. Full review

Petzl Am'D

rated 2.5 of 5 stars The Petzl Am'D is a poorly designed carabiner that cannot be operated while wearing gloves. The plastic found on the gate is puzzling and serves no purpose on a life-dependent device that is sure to bang into rocks while in use. I'm surprised these are still on the market. If you are wearing a pair of gloves, you won't be able to open this 'biner. The plastic sheath and ball on the gate seem destined to early retirement, as the gate scrapes across rocks. This 'biner strikes me as another attempt… Full review

Omega Pacific Jake Quik-Lok

rated 3 of 5 stars The Jake is different from any other auto-lock carabiner you have ever used. That is a huge con, as it runs contrary to what a climber is accustomed to. For its price, there are better options on the market. I was looking for a "throat-y" auto locking aluminum 'biner, and the Omega Jake (OJ) drew me in with its description of an "off set gate" to give lots of clearance. It does everything it claims to. However, I found the cons to outweigh the pros. If you are use to an autolocking 'biner, the OJ… Full review

Top-Rated Locking Carabiners

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CAMP Oval Stainless Steel Quick Link
CAMP
Oval Stainless Steel Quick Link
$4 - $5
Omega Pacific Lite Standard Locking D
Omega Pacific
Lite Standard Locking D
$6 - $10
Mammut Element Key Lock
Mammut
Element Key Lock
$6
Petzl Go Steel Screw Link
Petzl
Go Steel Screw Link
$7
Petzl Go Oval Maillon
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Petzl
Go Oval Maillon
$7 MSRP
Mad Rock Ultra-Tech Screw
Mad Rock
Ultra-Tech Screw
$8 MSRP
Black Diamond Positron Screwgate
Black Diamond
Positron Screwgate
$8 - $11
Trango Neo Classic HMS Screwlock
Trango
Neo Classic HMS Screwlock
$8 - $69
CAMP Orbit Screw Gate
CAMP
Orbit Screw Gate
$8 - $10
Omega Pacific Standard Oval Locking
Omega Pacific
Standard Oval Locking
$8 - $10
Black Diamond Mini Pearabiner
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond
Mini Pearabiner
$9 - $11
Black Diamond Rocklock Screwgate
Black Diamond
Rocklock Screwgate
$9 - $18
Mammut Locking Oval
Mammut
Locking Oval
$9 MSRP
Wild Country Titan Keylock Screwgate
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (1)
Wild Country
Titan Keylock Screwgate
$9
Omega Pacific Standard Locking D
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Omega Pacific
Standard Locking D
$10 - $51
Metolius Element Belay Carabiner
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Metolius
Element Belay Carabiner
$10
Mad Rock Ultra-Tech HMS Screw
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mad Rock
Ultra-Tech HMS Screw
$10
Metolius Bravo Key Lock
Metolius
Bravo Key Lock
$10
CAMP Compact Oval Screw Gate
CAMP
Compact Oval Screw Gate
$12
Mad Rock Ultra Tech Twist-Lock Carabiner
Mad Rock
Ultra Tech Twist-Lock Carabiner
$11
Black Diamond Nitron Screwgate
Black Diamond
Nitron Screwgate
$10 - $13
Trango SuperFly Screwlock
Trango
SuperFly Screwlock
$10 - $12
Wild Country Syneregy Keylock Screwgate
Wild Country
Syneregy Keylock Screwgate
$10
CAMP HMS BET Screw Gate
CAMP
HMS BET Screw Gate
$10
CAMP Orbit Twist Lock
CAMP
Orbit Twist Lock
$10 - $17
Mammut Wall Micro Lock Carabiner
Mammut
Wall Micro Lock Carabiner
$11
Mammut Wall Oval Carabiner
Mammut
Wall Oval Carabiner
$11
Mammut Crag HMS Screw Gate
Mammut
Crag HMS Screw Gate
$11
Petzl Delta Screw Link
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Petzl
Delta Screw Link
$12
Mammut Crag HMS Twistlock Plus
Mammut
Crag HMS Twistlock Plus
$11 - $12
CAMP HMS Compact Screw Gate
CAMP
HMS Compact Screw Gate
$11
DMM Aero HMS
DMM
Aero HMS
$11 - $13
Wild Country Ion Keylock Screwgate
Wild Country
Ion Keylock Screwgate
$12
Mad Rock Hulk HMS
Mad Rock
Hulk HMS
$12
CAMP Photon Screw Gate Carabiner
CAMP
Photon Screw Gate Carabiner
$12
Omega Pacific Five-O Locking Gate
Omega Pacific
Five-O Locking Gate
$12
CAMP Guide XL Lock
CAMP
Guide XL Lock
$13 - $16
Wild Country Synergy Lite Keylock Screw
Wild Country
Synergy Lite Keylock Screw
$13
CAMP Picto Screw Gate
CAMP
Picto Screw Gate
$14
Petzl Am'D Screw-Lock
Petzl
Am'D Screw-Lock
$14
DMM Phantom Screwgate
DMM
Phantom Screwgate
$13 - $14
Mammut Element HMS
Mammut
Element HMS
$13 - $15
Petzl Am'D
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Petzl
Am'D
$13 - $18
Mammut Element Smart HMS
Mammut
Element Smart HMS
$13
Omega Pacific Jake Screw-Lok
Omega Pacific
Jake Screw-Lok
$13 - $15
Wild Country Helios Screwgate
Wild Country
Helios Screwgate
$13
CAMP HMS Keylock
CAMP
HMS Keylock
$13 - $14
Wild Country Neon Keylock Screwgate
Wild Country
Neon Keylock Screwgate
$14
Wild Country Helix Keylock Carabiner
Wild Country
Helix Keylock Carabiner
$14 - $16
CAMP Guide
CAMP
Guide
$14
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