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Climb to live.

If mutation is the next step in evolution, then the Black Diamond GridLock Screwgate Carabiner might be a glimpse at a future in which humans have super-sticky hands and live on high-alpine cliffs. With its intelligent design, this 'biner provides intuitive and proper belay orientation. And thanks to its I-beam spine cross-loading becomes a thing of the past... just like the living below tree line.

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5 5

Can't Go Wrong

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been using this Carabiner for awhile, and just got another one to give my brother for his birthday. He and his wife have been climbing at the gym for almost a year, and are starting to get into sport climbing outdoors. This is a great biner for beginners, because they can easily see where everything is supposed to go (harness goes through the little part, rope and belay device through the big part) , and can be confident that they have their belay set up correctly.

Before I got this biner, I was constantly worried about cross loading (I'm weird, and will find something to worry about no matter what!). Now, I can focus on belaying without having to think about cross loading. Totally worth it for peace of mind.

5 5

Great

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Took a few belays to get use to (more so taking on and off not actually belaying) and now it is just like any other biner to me. Don't have to worry about cross loading which is just one less thing to worry about. Sweeeeet.

5 5

Luff it

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love this biner. Works great for belaying and doesn't cross load as many as said before. I have noticed however that with the GriGri2 that the rope can slip behind the cam when it is loaded if you're not careful. Other than that it's a great product.

5 5

best for belay

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I love this biner for belaying. I repeat, LOVE IT. I borrowed a friends one day and immediately knew I needed one. avoid the cross loading and treat yourself to this guy.

5 5

Great for belay.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Finally don't have to worry about my carabiner slipping sideways while belaying.

4 5

Very handy

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Picked one up last October and it was very useful. Does exactly what its supposed to do keeps everything in place.

5 5

Great no cross loading biner

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've used it sport and top roping and it has been reliable and never had to worry about cross loading, particularly with slack in the line while leading.
It is specific to belaying and doesn't make a good multipurpose carabiner, but if you need one and only one belaying biner it is a great choice. Fits well with both ATC or grigri. I've had no problems with the screwgate. I would recommend it to any climber and always keep it with me.

Great no cross loading biner
5 5

Best belay biner.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Somehow I keep having partners leave their gridlock's with my gear--I've got so many now, I can't keep them straight anymore--it's a good thing I like this biner so much.

This biner does one thing and one thing only--keep you from crossloading your belay biner. I never use it on anchors or in any other setting--but for a belay biner, this thing is hands down--the best biner on the market. I figure every climber should own one--maybe two, just in case you decide to leave one in my pack.

5 5

No More Crossloading!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I use this with both my Grigri and my ATC-Guide and it works very well. It's a little awkward to rig up the first time or two, but I got used to that very quickly. An ATC can be used on either side, but a Grigri must be used on the small end. And since it's a Black Diamond, the screwgate is excellent. Well worth the investment!

5 5

Nice touch if you do lots of belaying

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I teach climbing so I do lots of belaying. It's a nice thing to have. Takes your mind off cross loading. A little awkward to use at first but nice you get used to it, it's great.

5 5

No more crossloading

really great yet simple design. if you've ever looked down while belaying and noticed your locker is crossloaded, you know why this biner is a good idea. the tail coming off the gate keeps the end of the biner stuck to your belay loop so your belay device will always hang on the other end, as it should.

5 5

Perfect for belay!

This is my go to carabiner for setting up on belay. I love how it keeps things nice and neat, not tangled or crossed. The screwgate works very nicely as well.

5 5

Keeps everything oriented.

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I really like BD carabiners. This is no exception. I have used other locking biners for belay in the past. I just picked this up last season and have definitely noticed that it stays put and does away with twists and cross loading. Mostly notice when belaying a lead climber with an ATC. Does what it is designed to do.

I would recommend this to anyone looking for a belay biner. Match this with an ATC-XP or ATC-Guide for a great belay.

Keeps everything oriented.
4 5

cool but a hassle

It's cool design but kind of a hassle. the reason why belay-biners typically get crossloaded is b/c there is a large amount of slack in the system and then the system is loaded again. If you're only top roping, this is an unnecessary hassle as there isn't that much slack in the system typically. if you're lead climbing, there is often more slack in the system and this is understandable. But when was the last time you had a Gri Gri cross-load? those guys are hard enough to move around on the carabiner to begin with! All aside, it's a pretty cool carabiner and I would recommend it to someone who was really concerned about cross-loading.

5 5

Staying alive!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Love this carabiner! Keeps you safe and looks good on your harness. Lots of people theses days don't know what cross loading is and its dangers. If you use this it prevents it from happening and personally i wouldn't use this for anything other that belaying! A little pricey but definitely worth it it in the long run! Had it for a year or two now and other than a few scratches it looks good as new!

Staying alive!
3 5

Interesting, but I'm not a fan.

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This gate, does one thing and does it well, it's for that reason I'm not a big fan. As a belay gate is amazing! However, I prefer to have gates that are versatile. If you are happy with a gate that just belays this is the gate for you.

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This is a purpose built tool ...made for belay.

Don't cross-load a Grigri

Don't cross-load a Grigri

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Love the GridLock and Grigri combo! But be careful to orient the GridLock correctly. From the BD website: http://demandware.edgesuite.net/aakn_prd/on/demandware.static/Sites-BlackDiamond-Site/Sites-bdel/default/v1374818747544/files/M10137_C_LockingBiner_IS_WEB.pdf

Manufacturing the Black Diamond GridLock

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