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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
Gold Lion Gear Aluminum Carabiner D Shape Buckle Pack, Keychain Clip, Spring Snap Key Chain Clip Hook Screw Gate Buckle
Paliston 10pcs Locking Carabiner Aluminum D ring Hiking Clips for Hiking Camping Fishing and Outdoor Use
Black Diamond Positron Screwgate 3 Pack
Black Diamond Rocklock Screwgate Carabiner
Options: $10.95 - $33.99
Outmate 6 pcs Aluminum D-ring Locking Carabiner Light but Strong
Fding 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 - $62.99
Mad Rock Ultra Tech Screwgate Carabiner
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)
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
Favofit 12KN Heavy Duty Aluminium Carabiner Clips (Weight limit: 2697 lbs each)
18KN Carabiner Clip Set (2-Pack) Locking D-Ring with Heavy Duty Steel Alloy – Hammocks, Camping, Hiking, Traveling – Black – 4000 lb. Weight Capacity
Nite Ize S-Biner SlideLock
Options: $2.54 - $25.89
Sumder 3PCS D-ring Locking Climbing Carabiner Aluminum Dark Gray
CARAPEAK 25kN Heavy Duty Steel Screwgate Locking 2 4 Pack Set Oval Shape Carabiner, Strong Clip for Gym, Hammock, Hunting
Options: $13.99 - $23.99
Black Diamond RockLock Twistlock Carabiner
Element Equipment HMS Carabiner Locking Gate Screw Lock 25kN CE0321 Hot Forged
Element Equipment Tech Lite Carabiner 25kN CE0321 Hot Forged
Aluminum Locking Climbing Carabiner D Shape Auto-Locking Carabiner Hook Twist Lock Carabiner Outdoors Climbing Sport Tools
Fusion Climb Swift Auto Lock Modified D Shape Carabiner Second Generation Black Silver
3 Packs 30KN Rock Climbing Carabiner,likorlove D-shaped Locking Screwgate Carabiner Hot-forged Magnalium Climber for Hiking/Travel/Mountaineer Karabiner-CE Eertified
Fusion Wave Screw Gate Carabiner
CandyHome 10 Pack Carabiner Clip, Aluminum Screw D Ring Locking Carabiner Keychain Spring Clips Hooks Outdoor D Shaped Keychain Buckle for Camping, Hiking, Fishing - Black
Options: $10.99 - $19.99
Metolius Bravo Locking Carabiner
10PCS Aluminum D Ring Locking Carabiner WIth 10PCS Key Ring, KAMOTA Premium Durable D Ring Carabiner Clip for Home Camping Fishing Hiking Traveling and Keychain
Locking Carabiner Clip 10 PCS Super Lightweight Aluminum D-Ring Keychain Locking for Outdoor Clipping, Camping, Hiking, Fishing
CARAPEAK 30kN Heavy Duty Screwgate Locking Snag-Free 2 3 4 6 Pack Set D Shape Carabiner, Strong Steel Clip for Gym, Hammock, Hunting Black
Options: $13.99 - $25.98
D-FantiX Aluminum D-ring Locking Carabiner Keychain Spring Clip Lock Carabiner Hook Outdoor Camping Equipment Pack of 5
D-FantiX Carabiner Clip, Aluminum Locking Carabiner Keychain D Ring Carabiner Set Edc Black Pack of 5
AYAMAYA 3 Pack 30kn/3000kg Aluminum Locking Rock Climbing Carabiner D Shape Screwgate Carabiner Hook Screw Lock Carabiner Outdoor Sport Tools
D-FantiX Mini Titanium Carabiner, D-ring Locking Carabiner Keychain with Key Rings Edc Gear ( Pack of 5)
GM CLIMBING Screw Locking Carabiner D Shape Large Carabiner for Rock Climbing Arborist Rappel Hunter Hammock Slackline 22kN/4900lbs CE
Options: $26.75 - $59.95
Metolius Element Key Lock Carabiner
CARAPEAK 25kN Screwgate Locking Pear Shaped Climbing 3 4 Pack Set HMS Carabiner, Aluminum Rock Climbing Clip for Rappelling, Belaying Black Blue
Options: $16.98 - $39.99
EOTW Aluminum Keychain Carabiner Quickdraw D-ring Wiregate Carabiner Key Chain Snap Clip Hook Buckle D Shape Key Holder Premium Utility Outdoor Equipment Best For Hammock Camping
Motorcycle Helmet Lock Combination Carabiner Secure Steel Construction (Carabiner)
Lowe Alpine AirZone Trek 40 Reg Hiking Backpack One Size Azure
Lowe Alpine Tensor 20 Pack
Lowe Alpine Manaslu 55:65 Pack
Options: $148.88 - $240.00
Lowe Alpine Descent 25L Backpack
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