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Locking Carabiner

Locking carabiners for indoor and sport rock climbing. The dual pin and auto locking carabiners use a spring mechanism to snap in a clocked position, while the screw gate carabiner locks using threads which must be twisted into a locked position. A lock-type carabiner is particularly useful for climbing applications.


Locking Mechanism

The locking mechanism creates a secure anchor which is much more difficult to accidentally open. This can happen during belaying and anchoring activities if the climbing rope is twisted or the carabiner is pressed against a rock or other gear. The locking mechanism provides added security. Typically, climbers need 2 or 3 locking carabiners and a belay device for anchoring gear and belays.

Locking Carabiner Gate

Locking Carabiner GateThe locking carabiner has sleeve that slides or screws over the gate which locks it closed. It has an "auto locking" spring loaded screw sleeve, or a threaded screw gate. The spring sleeve rests in the closed position. The climber must twist the sleeve to open the gate. Twist lock sleeves are easy to use and can be operated with one hand. These are popular for indoor and sport climbing.

Screw Gate Type

Screw gate type locks can also be operated with one hand. When locked, the sleeve screws over the latch preventing the gate from opening unless it is unscrewed. This type is popular with outdoor, canyon and big wall climbing. They considered by most climbers to be the most secure type of locking carabiner. These are slightly larger than the non-locking version which makes it applicable to use for connecting two ropes together, or connecting a rope to a runner. The locking type can be found in all of the same shapes as the snap type: Oval, D-symmetrical and A-symmetrical.

Use of Locking Carabiners

Belaying, rappelling and abseiling are the most common uses for locking carabiners. The largest of the locking types are the most popular as it provides more room for the rope and sling, or two ropes. Plus the additional space gives working room for fingers.

Camcon Locking Carabiner, Small CC23000

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Camcon Locking Carabiner, Small CC23000

DMM Shadow Locking Carabiner

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CAMP USA Guide Lock Carabiner

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For a super-burly workhorse biner, look no further than the CAMP USA Guide Bet Lock Carabiner. Rated to 32kN, the D-shaped Guide is perfectly equipped for use in anchor and belay applications and features a reliable screw gate for secure closed systems.

Black Diamond VaporLock Screwgate Locking Carabiner

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The ultralight Black Diamond VaporLock locking carabiner is an ideal choice for belaying, lowering and rappelling.

Black Diamond Nitron Screwgate Locking Carabiner

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Carry a couple of the lightweight Black Diamond Nitron Screwgate locking carabiners to secure yourself to an anchor before belaying your buddy up.

Omega Pacific D Screw-Lok, Black

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You're looking at one of the strongest aluminum carabiners in the world. At 31kN, it's wicked strong and represents the most durable design in basic, functional climbing biners. / Weight: 65 grams / SG weight: 74 grams / Strength: 31kN / CE and UIAA Certified

Mad Rock Ultra Tech HMS Triple Lock Locking Carabiner

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The MADLOK-HMS carabiner is a great match for your belay device. This triple action auto-lock carabiner also features the forged I-beam construction and a snag proof keyless nose.

Orbit Twist Lock Carabiner

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C.A.M.P.'s Orbit Twist Lock makes a great combination with most auto-locking belay devices and excels on the sharp end where the security of a locking biner can add serious piece of mind. With its keylock nose the Orbit Twist Lock snaps in and out of anchors and fixed lines without snagging. The...

HMS Lock Carabiner (Screwgate)

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Large screw gate carabiner designed for belaying and rappelling with either a Munter hitch or standard belay device. Keylocking closure eliminates snagging.

Black Diamond GridLock Belay Screwgate Locking Carabiner

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The hot-forged Black Diamond GridLock Belay Screwgate locking carabiner has a patent-pending design that keeps the 'biner properly oriented while you're belaying.

CAMP USA Atlas Lock Carabiner

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Camp USA designed the Atlas Lock Carabiner for rescue, rigging, and tactical situations. Made out of an amazingly strong aluminum, the Atlas boasts a major axis strength of 40kN, and the keylock nose adds a lot of convenience when you're cleaning your setups. The Atlas comes with either a screw...

Guide XL Lock Carabiner

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The C.A.M.P. Guide XL Lock Carabiner is an oversized version of the popular Guide carabiner with a unique shape that gives it an excellent strength-to-weight ratio and a huge gate opening for easy handling with ropes and rigging. An excellent choice for search and rescue applications.

Petzl OK Oval Screwgate Locking Carabiner

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The symmetric shape of the Petzl OK Oval Screwgate locking carabiner makes it especially useful when rigging hauling systems.

PETZL Am'D Triact-Lock Carabiner

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A multipurpose, pear-shaped carabiner for connecting devices to harness or to use at the end of a lanyard, the Am'D Triact-Lock features an automatic locking system.

PETZL Am'D Ball-Lock Carabiner

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The Petzl Am'D Ball-Lock is a pear-shaped, multi-purpose carabiner with large opening that's for connecting devices to a harness or to use at the end of a lanyard.

PETZL William Triact-Lock Carabiner

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Suited for organizing at belays and belaying with a Munter hitch, the William Triact-Lock carabiner is pear-shaped, auto locking, and offers a large opening.

PETZL William Ball-Lock Carabiner

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Petzl's William Ball-Lock is a pear-shaped carabiner with a large opening and an automatic locking system. Suitable for organizing at belays and belaying with a Munter hitch.

Black Diamond Magnetron Gridlock Screwgate Carabiner

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Combining maximum security and ease of use like never before, the Black Diamond Magnetron Rocklock uses the power of magnets to reinvent the auto-locking carabiner. Magnetron Technology uses two magnetic arms in the gate and a steel insert in the carabiner's keylock nose to create an ultra-secure,...

HMS Belay Lock Carabiner

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The HMS Belay Lock Carabiner from C.A.M.P. features a small inner gate that closes over the belay loop once the biner is in its optimal position for belaying or rappelling. First, attach the biner to the belay loop and let it close. Second, open the small gate and insert the belay loop. Third, open the...

DMM Revolver Locking Carabiner

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The DMM Revolver Locking Carabiner features an integrated pulley to reduce rope drag on a meandering rock pitch or reduce friction from your crevasse rescue system. Popular among search and rescue personal, this unique carabiner reduces the number of pulleys needed in complicated hauling and lowering...

Fusion Climb Unisex Contigua Straight Gate Carabiner

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CONTIGUA- Super light mini aluminum and ultra lightweight yet strength tested to 23kN. Great for female climbers and youth climbers. Easy to clip, great and soft gate action. A choice for draw sets. Available in various colors. Ultra small and light (only 1.3oz), yet strength tested to 23kN! When light...

Mad Rock Ultra Tech Carabiner

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The Mad Rock Ultra Tech Twist-Lock Carabiner rarely gets bent out of shape. In fact, thanks to humongous strength ratings, it would take a lot to bend this locking biner at all. If you want the convenience and safety of twist-lock without the extra weight, fret not: the Ultra Tech weighs in at a slim...

Big Wall Traverse - 25kn Aluminum Screwgate Locking Carabiners - Grey with Blue Screw Lock

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These carabiners are perfect setting up a complex anchor system, hooking up your hammock at camp, or just for having on your rack for whatever pops up. At just under 50g, you'll be able to carry several of these without being weighed down. If you are looking to add a small locking carabiner to your...

Petzl Am'D Locking Carabiner - Screw-Lock, Ball-Lock, Triact-Lock

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The shape and size of this carabiner makes it great for most uses, from connecting a belay device to your harness or as a connector at the end of a lanyard. CE certified. Available as a Screw-lock, Ball-lock, and Triact-lock.

Fusion Climb Unisex Eureka Auto Lock Carabiners

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EUREKA-Outer Dimension: 4.45" x 2.9". Pear shaped cold forged aluminum auto-locking carabiner with a generous opening. Perfect for belaying and a variety of tactical and climbing uses. Spring loaded auto locking gate is easy to use with one hand and locks as soon as its released. Meets EN...

Camp USA Orbit Screwgate Carabiner

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FEATURES of the Camp USA Orbit Screwgate Carabiner Keylock nose is perfect for clipping into anchors Available in polished, bronze and black SPECIFICATIONS of the Camp USA Orbit Screwgate Carabiner Weight: 1.7 oz / 49 g Major Axis: 22 kN Minor Axis: 8 kN Open Gate: 8 kN Gate Opening: 18 mm Length: 99...
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