Metolius Element Belay Carabiner

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Specs

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

Reviews

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

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

Summary

*Dislike.

Pros

  • Smooth for rope drag

Cons

  • 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.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

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.

- Backcountry.com

Metolius Element Key Lock Carabiner FEATURES of the Metolius Element Key Lock Carabiner Hot-forged, key-lock design Compact, pear-shaped design for belaying and rappelling Workhorse belay biner for an exceptional price Perfect for our BRD, munter hitch and other belay devices Individually tested to 1/2 its rated strength SPECIFICATIONS of the Metolius Element Key Lock Carabiner Major-Axis Strength: 24 kN / 5400 lbf Minor-Axis Strength: 8 kN / 1800 lbf Gate-Open Strength: 8 kN / 1800 lbf Weight: 2.5 oz / 73 g Gate Opening: 0.74in. / 19 mm Rope-Bearing: 12 mm Surface Width: 0.47in. CE/UIAA certified ALL CLIMBING SALES ARE FINAL.

- Moosejaw

The Metolius Element has a compact, pear-shaped design. This is a workhorse belay biner for an exceptional price.It is perfect for the munter hitch and other belay devices. Features: Weight: 2.5 oz. Strength: 23 kN / 5170 lb. Individually tested to 11 kN / 2473 lb. CE/UIAA certified

- Appalachian Outdoors

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.

- REI