Locking Carabiners

Recent Locking Carabiner Reviews

Metolius Gatekeeper Locking Carabiner

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Does well at keeping the carabiner from rotation while belaying. The spin lock is OK but doesn't turn as smoothly as others. The paint on the carabiner wears off almost immediately, and grooves from the rope appear faster than expected. This is a nice design for preventing your carabiner from rotating while belaying. It attaches to the harness more easily than the other gatelock style carabiners I've tried. However, the green paint wears off from the rope almost immediately. Mine has no paint left… Full review

Edelrid Pure Slider

rated 4.5 of 5 stars It's an easy to use and lightweight autolocker, perfect for a more secure alpine sling or to use in anchoring. I bought four of these mainly to use for anchoring and having secure carabiners for whatever I need them for. I can easily open them with one hand by putting the spine in my palm, and using my middle finger to push the slider down and open the gate. There could potentially be a scenario where a rope or rock can do this as well, but you'd have to pretty much purposefully place it in a situation… Full review

Black Diamond Mini Pearabiner

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great all-around carabiner. I really like this carabiner. I used it only for belaying because is not that big or small, so I can use every kind of rope, specially when I'm doing multipitches. Full review

DMM Belay Master 2

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent product, vey well designed and made. it's perfect for the job (belaying/rappelling carabiner). Bought the Master 2 exclusively for my tube-type belay device and love it. I've used it now for a few weeks and plan to get a second one soon (backup in case of loss or theft). The "pivoting catch" assures me that my 'biner is locked properly and will not cross load whether belaying or rappelling. It's foolproof because of that folding catch and thus provides visual peace-of-mind for me and… Full review

DMM Revolver Screwgate

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great little pulley biner combo. The revolver is a great piece of kit for top roping and glacier travel. It cuts down on rope drag, and it is essentially a built-in pulley, which gives you a huge mechanical advantage especially as a secondary part to crevasse rescue kit. Only complaint is that it won't work with a Petzl Tibloc. Prussicks seem to go fine. Very durable and while the gate opening is a bit narrow, it is easy enough to figure out. Full review

Black Diamond RockLock Magnetron

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

Mad Rock Oval Tech Screw added Mar 27, 2019
Mad Rock Gemini added Mar 27, 2019
Mad Rock XL Steel Screw Gate added Mar 27, 2019
Black Diamond Oval Screwgate added Jan 16, 2019
Petzl RollClip Z added Oct 17, 2018
Petzl Sm'D added Oct 17, 2018
$16 - $20
Petzl AM'D Pin-Lock added Oct 17, 2018
DMM Vault added Sep 16, 2016
Metolius Auto Locking Steel added Aug 18, 2016
Wild Country Ascent Lite added Aug 8, 2016
Wild Country EOS Keylock added Aug 8, 2016
Wild Country Ascent Lite Belay added Aug 8, 2016
Wild Country Ascent added Aug 8, 2016
Metolius Screw Lock Steel added Jul 25, 2016
Grivel Clepsydra K10G added Jul 9, 2016
$22 - $24
Mammut Wall Micro Oval Lock added Jul 7, 2016
CAMP Oval XL 3Lock added Jul 1, 2016
CAMP Oval XL 2Lock added Jul 1, 2016
CAMP Steel Oval 3Lock added Jul 1, 2016
CAMP Oval XL Lock added Jul 1, 2016
$10 - $14
CAMP Nomad added Jul 1, 2016
CAMP Horai added Jun 20, 2016
Rock Exotica rockSteel added Jun 13, 2016
Grivel Lambda HMS Twin Gate added Nov 13, 2015
$13 - $17
Sterling Rope Steel Autolock Carabiner added Oct 29, 2015
Sterling Rope Steel Screwlock Carabiner added Oct 29, 2015
Mammut Crag HMS Slide Lock added Oct 2, 2015
Petzl Vertigo Twist-Lock added Jun 25, 2015
$21 - $24
Grivel Plume Screwgate added Jun 19, 2015
Sterling Rope Eagle Large Pear added Apr 5, 2015
Mammut Bionic Mythos added Mar 31, 2015
$14 - $17
Grivel Mega K6G Twin Gate added Feb 25, 2015
Grivel Sigma K8G Twin Gate added Feb 25, 2015
$12 - $15
DMM Ultra O Screwgate added Oct 29, 2014
Rock Exotica rockD added Oct 27, 2014
Mammut Maillon Screw Gate Poli added Oct 26, 2014
Trango 10mm Quicklink added Oct 25, 2014
Trango Regulock HMS Autolock added Oct 24, 2014
$10 - $12
Kong USA Ferrata Carabiner added Oct 22, 2014
Edelrid HMS Bruce Steel FG added Sep 24, 2014
Kong Ovalone Carbon ANSI Auto-Lock added Sep 12, 2014
Kong Ovalone Carbon ANSI Twist-Lock added Sep 12, 2014
Sterling Rope Falcon SL added May 25, 2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Edelrid Pure Slider added May 24, 2014
CAMP Hercules Carabiner added May 16, 2014
Edelrid HMS Strike SafeLock added May 16, 2014
Climbing Technology Parabiner with Belay Bar Screw Gate added May 9, 2014
Liberty Mountain Classic Steel Oval Screw Gate added Apr 30, 2014
CAMP Atlas 2Lock added Apr 30, 2014
Trango React Screwlock added Mar 30, 2014
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