Metolius Element Belay Carabiner
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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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.
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
Belay-specific, the Metoliu Element Keylock Belay Carabiner features a rounded profile for smooth feeding and a snag-free keylock nose.
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. Pear shape accommodates most belay devices as well as a Munter hitch. Large gate opening eases clip in; asymmetric shape helps ensure proper loading on optimal working axis. Key lock nose won't snag on pro, ropes or slings, making the 'biner simple to clip. Screwgate locking method makes this 'biner extremely versatile and easy to use in all conditions.