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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.

BLACK DIAMOND Positron Screwgate Carabiner
Outmate 6 pcs Aluminum D-ring Locking Carabiner Light but Strong
Paliston Locking Carabiner Aluminum D ring Hiking Clips for Hiking Camping Fishing and Outdoor Use
Mad Rock Super Tech Screw Carabiner (Black)
Black Diamond Rocklock Carabiner - Screwgate
ROTHCO Locking Accessory Carabiner, 80mm
Aluminum Carabiner D Shape Buckle Pack, Keychain Clip, Spring Snap Key Chain Clip Hook Screw Gate Buckle -Pack of Assorted Color Carabiners
18KN Carabiner Clip Set (2-Pack) Locking D-Ring with Heavy Duty Steel Alloy – Hammocks, Camping, Hiking, Traveling – Black – 4000 lb. Weight Capacity
Heavy-Duty Aluminum Locking Carabiners Set By EL JEFE – Lightweight & Durable Wiregate Carabiner Clips For Camping, Hiking, Keychains, Safety & More, Spring Loaded Gate & Vibrant Colors – 12 Pack
Fusion Wave Screw Gate Carabiner
GM CLIMBING 24kN Ultra-Light Locking Carabiner Screw Gate UIAA Certified
PROND Locking Carabiners, Heavy Duty Carabiner, 316 Stainless Steel Screw Lock Carabiner Hooks
Options: $12.99 - $19.99
12KN Aluminium Carabiners [ 2 or 4 Pack ] - Rated 2697 LBS each - Heavy Duty Lightweight Carabiner Clips for Hammock
GM CLIMBING 28kN 6295lbf Twist Locking Carabiner D Shape for Mountaineering Rock Climbing Arborist Rappel Hunt Hammock CE UIAA
Options: $12.95 - $69.95
STURME Carabiner Clip Aluminum D-Ring Locking durable Strong and Light Large Carabiners Clip Set for Outdoor Camping Screw Gate Lock Hooks Spring Link Improved Design Pack (9 PACK)
Nite Ize S-Biner SlideLock
Options: $2.63 - $29.45
Element Equipment Tech Lite Carabiner 25kN CE0321 Hot Forged
Climbing Gear Aluminum Screw Carabiner 3 Pack, AYAMAYA Locking Climbing Carabiners, Ultra Tech 30KN Aluminum Screwgate Carabiner Screw Lock D-ring Chain Clip Hook Outdoor Buckle for Rope Tree Climbing
25KN Rock Climbing Carabiner , D-shaped Hot-forged Magnalium Locking Climbing Hook Holds 5511lbs with Screwgate Clip Climber Hiking Karabiner Outdoor Sport Tools CE Certified
Options: $16.99 - $58.99
Locking Carabiner Clip 10 PCS Super Lightweight Aluminum D-Ring Keychain Locking for Outdoor Clipping, Camping, Hiking, Fishing
3PCS D-ring Locking Climbing Carabiner Aluminum Dark Gray
Mad Rock Ultra Tech Twist Carabiner
3 Pack Ayamaya 30kn / 3000kg Aluminum Locking Rock Climbing Carabiner D Shape Screwgate Carabiner Hook Twist Lock Carabiner Outdoor Sport Tools
EKLOEN 5pcs MINI Titanium Locking Carabiner, Perfect D-ring for Outdoor and Indoor Use
Omega Standard Locking D Carabiner, Black
Options: $12.07 - $19.38
D-FantiX Aluminum D-ring Locking Carabiner Keychain Spring Clip Lock Carabiner Hook Outdoor Camping Equipment Pack of 5
Metolius Element Key Lock Carabiner
4ucycling Aluminum Alloy Carabiner Screw Buckle Lock 3" Durable Lightweight Pack of 6
D-FantiX Mini Titanium Carabiner, D-ring Locking Carabiner Keychain with Key Rings Edc Gear ( Pack of 5)
Nuoxinus Aluminum Locking Carabiner Clip (Pack of 5), Durable Lightweight D-ring Spring Snap Keychain Hook Screw Gate Buckle for Home, Outdoor Camping, Hiking, Fishing, Traveling, Backpack (Black)
BLACK DIAMOND GridLock Screwgate Carabiner
Options: $19.90 - $25.85
Black Diamond Gridlock Magnetron Carabiner
Options: $29.95 - $94.08
D-FantiX Aluminum Locking Carabiner Keychain Hook D Ring Clips EDC Gear Black Pack of 10
5 Pcs 3" Aluminum Carabiners Keychain Clip with Screw Locking and Spring Loaded Gate Hook Buckle for Attaching,Vibrant Assorted Colorful Black Red Orange Gold Pink
Aluminum Carabiner, ODOLAND 3PCS Twist Locking Aluminum Carabiner 25KN Pear Shape Quick-Lock Carabiner for Outdoor Activity, High-altitude Operations, Rescue, Adventure, Rappelling
Options: $26.99 - $34.99
AYAMAYA 30KN / 3000Kg Aluminum Locking Climbing Carabiner D Shape Auto-Locking Carabiner Hook Twist Lock Carabiner Outdoor Sport Tools
Metolius Bravo Locker Carabiner
AYAMAYA 30KN Screwgate Locking Climbing Carabiners 2 Pack & Figure 8 Descender,Outdoor D-ring Hook Rappel Device for Rappelling Belaying Rock Climbing,Blue
MagiDeal 2 Pieces Professional 25KN Aluminum Screw Locking Carabiner Karabiner Rock Climbing Caving Rappelling Rescue Equipment Hammock Hook Dog Clip
25KN Rock Climbing Equipment Hook Flower Sea9 Climb Oval Quick Links Steel Buckle Auto Locking Caving Screw Locking Gate Carabiner (black)
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