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Black Diamond GridLock Screwgate Carabiner

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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.
  • Item #BLD1260

Tech Specs

Locking
yes
Gate Type
screwgate
Gate Opening
21 mm
Major Axis Strength
22 kN
Minor Axis Strength
7 kN
Open Gate Strength
8 kN
Claimed Weight
76 g
Recommended Use
rock climbing
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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A Must Have.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love this thing. The quality is great and you won't have to deal with your belay device sliding around. Takes a minute to get used to but once you hook it up once or twice it become second nature.

prevent the cross load

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I purchased this item at the same time as decided to get the grigri. I got it specifically because this funky looking carabiner helps prevent cross loading on a belay device where a traditional locking carabiner wouldn't. I would advise getting one of these for any belay device you intend to use, a must have if you intend to do self belay.

The standard in Belay

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I use this sport climbing all the time. Never lets me down. Clip on your gri gri or ATC, tighten up the screw gate, give it a click click to ensure your climber you're all ready and off they go. 5 stars!

SWEET!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This thing is great! It is a little tricky to get used to at first but once you have the system down it is awesome! It makes it so that your belay device doesn't slide around on the carabiner when belaying! Very awesome, I wouldn't ever use anything else~

Amazing

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I work as a ropes course director at a summer camp. I send 5-6 hours a day belaying. I love these Caribbeans for the climber. It allows me to quickly transition climbers while keeping the rope oriented correctly. I have used this most of all last summer and loved it. It is light enough I do not worry about having it on my trad rack but strong enough to climb on. This caribeaner has many benefits, from being a screw-gate, having the orientation set, being light but strong enough to climb with. I purchased this item after an employee started using them. I could not buy them quick enough. It has allowed us to get 2/3 more climbers through the course on average in an hour.

Works great

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm a fan of the Gridlock. It might take a few seconds longer to set up your belay but it's worth it. The biner looks and feels very solid which all you can ask.

All right

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Cross-loading is barely a problem - it seldom happens, and when it does, belay biners are rated to hold strong lead falls even when cross-loaded. At 7 kn the climber is getting into kidney damage territory. So, this solves something that's barely a problem while being a bit more of a hassle to deal with since passing stuff through the extra gate creates more steps. With those steps comes more risk of dropping your biner or belay device. And I have done that more often. On the whole though... consider getting this if you need a new belay biner. But it's definitely not worth buying a new biner over.

Small price for a lot of peace of mind

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Definitely feel that this is a super important, necessary carabiner for top-rope/ sport climbing! It eliminates cross-loading while you're belaying a climber, so you don't have a potentially dangerous/ fatal situation due to improper belay orientation. TOTALLY worth the price, especially if you are being belayed by a somewhat-inexperienced belayer... you want them to use this. :)

Excellent item

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Focusing on looking at my lead climber sometimes the biner would turn and I'd be shocked to see this dangerous situation occur when I next looked down. That's a thing of the past with this perfect item. Keeps everything where it's supposed to be and is easy and quick to use. I'm already on my third one having worn out two previous ones.

Excellent item

Good product but one extra step

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I'm pleased with the design and quality of the product. The anti-crossloading design is a nice extra safety feature. It does, however, require one extra step to get the belay loop in the right spot and the atc loop out. After a few dozen climbs, I've gotten used to this.

Not a good idea for multi-pitch

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This thing is great to keep from cross-loading - but it's best served in a single-pitch/top rope environment.



The thing is that you must open the main gate in order to open the sub-gate - they're the same piece. If you've not careful when trying to wrestle the lower area out of your belay loop, it's possible to tip the biner with the upper gate open and drop your ATC. I learned this the hard way.



It's strictly a gym/single-pitch tool now.

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.

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.

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.