Metolius Element Belay Carabiner

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Weight 2.5 oz / 73 g
Strength 23 kN / 5170 lbf



*Dislike. I marked this biner, used it once, and retired…

Rating: rated 2 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $10




  • Smooth for rope drag


  • The locking gate sucks

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.  

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Metolius's Element Belay Carabiner page.

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Here's what other sites are saying:

The Metolius Element Keylock Belay Carabiner features a compact, pear-shaped design and is the workhorse belay biner for an exceptional price. Perfect for their BRD, munter hitch and other belay devices.


With a keylock nose and a compact size, the pear-shaped Metolius Element locking carabiner is ideal as your everyday belay 'biner for crag and alpine climbing.


Metolius' Element Locking carabiner is a true workhorse belay biner in a compact pear-shaped design. A great piece for mountaineers or a trad rack. Hot-forged, key-lock design Compact, pear-shaped design for belaying and rappelling Perfect for Munter hitch and other belay devices CE-UIAA certified

- OMCgear

Metolius gave the Element Key Lock Belay Carabiner a pear shape with round bar stock to make belaying effortless and secure. The keylock gate keeps this Metolius carabiner from snagging on anything when you're clipping and unclipping gear. Metolius made this carabiner just large enough that you can use it with a Munter hitch, but not one bit bigger, so you don't have to carry around any extra aluminum.