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Description

Unlike anything else.

The Black Diamond Magnetron RockLock carabiner uses a truly revolutionary gate that locks shut with magnetic tabs instead of a traditional screw gate. The advantages? Nothing to freeze shut in the winter or to clog up with sand, and you can operate the gate with one hand. Not to mention that this gate is significantly faster to open then traditional locking mechanisms. To top it all off, Black Diamond gave the RockLock carabiner a keylock nose that won't snag on gear, slings, or bolts when you tear down your anchor to head up the next pitch.

  • Revolutionary magnetic locking gate features two magnetized arms that repel each other when the gate is open but lock shut when they come in contact with the steel insert in the carabiner's nose
  • Gate opens by depressing the two arms with thumb and forefinger; can be operated with one hand, and design works equally well for right- and left-handers
  • Slightly curved spine maximizes gate opening
  • Magnetic gate doesn't have components that can freeze shut or clog with sand
  • Keylock nose helps prevent your rope from snagging
  • Hot-forged for maximum durability

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4 5

Solid Choice

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I used this biner belaying for a ropes course all summer. It makes clipping in and out of an ATC effortless. The Rock lock is a big big biner that lets the rope glide effortlessly. (You will see the anodized finish wear off though) Hundreds of belays and it never froze or stuck.

5 5

Great RockLock

Bought this along with other climbing accessories for someone just getting back into climbing. So far its been great for them. Very functional and makes them feel safe.

5 5

BD Magnetron RockLock Carabiner

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I love this carabiner for winter mountaineering. The magnetic gate is easy to use while wearing gloves, much easier than earlier designs of push and twist gates.
Otherwise functions like a carabiner should!

BD Magnetron RockLock Carabiner

BD Magnetron RockLock Carabiner

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BD Magnetron RockLock Carabiner

BD Magnetron RockLock Carabiner

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BD Magnetron RockLock Carabiner

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4 5

Really cool

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

these are my favorite lockers so far. theyre awesome and super safe. i just wish they made a smaller one

3 5

Good for Climbing, bad with obstructions

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The concept of the auto-locking mechanism using magnets is a stroke of genius. Super simple and great for one-handed operation. I used it on the end of my rescue sling during swiftwater rescue this summer . My one gripe with this carabiner is the way the mechanism is set up the slightest bit of sand and the gate won't open, not the best for rescue situations. I've also had reports of people using it when ice climbing and a similar problem occurring. Great for a belay biner but I'd discourage any situation where the biner would be on the floor making it more susceptible to having the mechanism be clogged.

4 5

Nice 'Biner; Bit Expensive

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Works well, simple to use. After a couple uses it becomes more natural to open and close, and it now feels like I am using a non-locking carabiner. The coating on the metal wears off after awhile of having rope rub on it, and it would have some sharp parts rounded off and smoothed out a little more by the locking mechanism. Overall nice product.

(Only used this indoors so far, no idea about outdoor performance.)

4 5

Good for certain situations

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

All around a good carabiner. Not much I can say that I don't like about it. I have used many different types of carabiners, some good and some horrible and I would say this one is at the top. No problem with cross loading while belaying or anything like that. Once again BD didn't disappoint.

5 5

So easy and quick to use

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The magnetron is awesome! A little pricey to use for all your lockers, but it's easy to open with gloves on and not having to screw it back to lock is great. Also, it's handy to use in the gym as a belay biner.

5 5

Game changer

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

When placing an order for a new locking carabiner, i decided to splurge and get this one. got it fast and worked just like all the reviews said it would. Opens and closes fast and easy. i'm Glad i decided to get this verses a regular twistlock!

5 5

easy open

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

very easy to open with one hand and with gloves on. by far my favorite carabiner.

5 5

Great evolution in closure

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Originally purchased as a novelty, a fun gadget to try. I have always used screw gate biners and never been a fan of the auto lockers. This biner is simple, easy to use with one hand, and does not lock up when grit gets into the locking mechanism or threads. It is my go to for belay and anchoring my self or others down. The price is pretty much only draw back

5 5

Great Biner

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great biner, a lot nicer to use compared to twist locking and screw gates. I'm interested in testing it out this coming winter and see how it does Ice Climbing.

5 5

Magnetron tech is a winner

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The Rocklock and Gridlock are my favorite belay carabiners for the BD Guide ATC. The magnetron gate on the rocklock works perfectly and feels more bomber than any other screw gate or autolocking mechanism I've used.

I still use a screwgate for my gridlock or any other carabiner (PAS, etc) where I don't want it to autolock on me whenever it's closed.

3 5

Good idea, but ultimately gets jammed

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought two of these to use canyoneering with my wife as an alternative to screw gates (which can jam up sometimes). We absolutely loved them on the first 3 trips, no problems whatsoever. They work much like an auto locking biner but for some reason are so much more fun to play with (even when not rappelling).

That having been said, on the last two trips I did, both my wife and I had issues with them jamming with sand to the point they either wouldn't open or wouldn't close. Her's especially became ridiculously jammed and even after washing it through clean-ish water vigorously and banging the crap out of it, we couldn't get it to reopen until the very end of the canyon (good thing I always have backups).

If you're not going to be using these for canyoneering or around much sand/grit, then they should work perfectly. But for me and my house, we will still have to buy screw gates.

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