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Black Diamond Mini Pearabiner Screwgate

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    A light, low profile belay and rappel biner.

    The Black Diamond Anodized Mini Pearabiner is a light and smooth belay or rappel biner with a Screwlock sleeve that locks the gate, not the nose so there's no dreaded “seized sleeve” when loaded with your body weight. Sculpted for use with an ATC or similar device, Black Diamond's Anodized Mini Pearabiner has a 12mm rope-bearing diameter and small overall size for maximum functionality. Its minimum weight and volume works well for both rappelling and belaying.
    • Item #BLD0729

    Tech Specs

    Shape
    d-lock
    Locking
    yes
    Gate Type
    screwgate
    Major Axis Strength
    22 kN
    Minor Axis Strength
    7 kN
    Open Gate Strength
    9 kN
    Claimed Weight
    69 g
    Recommended Use
    vertical sports, belay/rappel applications
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    Great product

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I'm a Petzl guy and I know that, but I have to admit that this carabiner is amazing. I bought one a long time ago to use with my ATC and I can tell that it very durable. Bought a new one to give as a present to my girlfriend.

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    Jared D.

    Expert Gearhead

    800.409.4502 ext 4055

    jdowns@backcountry.com

    Biner Size Comparrison

    Great Belay Biner

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Best belay biner I have ever used, it is now the only one I use on my atc. Nothing else to say, it meets all three criteria: inexpensive, functional, and well-built.

    Excellent Belay Carabiner

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

    I picked up one of these as a backup belay carabiner after I got tired of swapping my Gridlock back and forth between Grigri and ATC. It works great for belaying with my ATC, especially in guide mode. I haven't used it in other applications, so I can't really comment on other uses. But for belaying it's awesome!

    Does the job

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I'm mainly a gym rat, and use it with my Grigri 2. That said, and in light of my limited knowledge around climbing (versus my other pursuits), the BD Pearabiner works for me.

    Good biner for grigri

      Price is great on this biner, and I love BD screwgates, they work so well, even after using them in sandy slot canyons and getting them all jammed up.



      I've used this for belay with an ATC, figure 8, and a Grigri, as well as rappelling and canyoneering, mainly with an ATC and figure 8.



      For belay with an ATC, nothing beats a Petzl Attache with the rounded stock. The Pearabiner is ALMOST as good, but just not quite as smooth. Pearabiner isn't exactly symmetric like the Attache, which can be good and bad. The good--it doesn't cross load as easily, always stays put, and is especially good for using a Grigri, because it sits in the deepest part of the biner along the spine. I have no doubt BD designed it this way. However, the downside, as opposed to an Attache, is that when rappelling or using an ATC on belay, the rope wears only in that spot, rather than moving along the width of the "bottom of the pear." I have a nasty groove in mine after using primarily on 20 or 30 rappels in Zion NP and some belaying. It's a great biner, with some pros and cons, I'd definitely buy again.

      Good, not great

        The good:

        These are a great shape and size. Fairly lightweight for their size with a large opening and a nice shape. Ropes run smoothly over them and they have a nice linear action, like most other solid gate BD biners.



        The not so good:

        I have 3 of these biners. Two are mainly used on multi-pitch gear anchor master points, and another used to be my main belay/rap locker. After less than a season I had to retire my belay one because of excessive wear. The other two I used one time to set up a toprope for a few people and they became noticeably notched after this single use.



        Overall, there is still a place in my rack for these, but they are NOT workhorse biners. They will wear out quickly. If you are looking for an HMS belay locker, I recommend the Petzl William. Huge gate opening and they wear like iron. The BD Rocklock is good too, if you are on a budget. They still wear a little faster than I'd like.

        Leave the mini pears to less demanding duty.

        mini pearabiners are the shiznit

          This is my belay biner!

          It's nice and functional to rap or belay with and bit lighter than the petzl attache' belay biner everyone has. Comparable weights (69g vs 80g Petzl), size, and strength ratings, but the main difference is that the attache is completly round/circular where as this one is rounded on the inside loop and flattens slightly towards the outside edge. This gives it a slightly higher breaking point compared to the attache' and a lighter overall weight. It does have a bit of an issue twisting around on thinner belay loops (like the newer black diamond models).

          Major Axis Strength: 24 kN
          Minor Axis Strength: 7 kN
          Open Gate Strength: 8 kN

          I really do like the attache' for rapelling and belaying, but I prefer this BD one overall. Then again, my buddy is the exact opposite. Either way, I do think these are the two best mini belay biners.

          I looking for a carabiner that will fit...

          I looking for a carabiner that will fit in the small whole one a petzl ascender. Will the black diamond mini pearabiner with a screwgate work in it?

          The "Mini" refers to it being small for a pear shaped biner, according to BD.com it is "Slightly smaller than the RockLock", which is their largest biner. If you are set on a BD try the Positron. http://www.backcountry.com/outdoorgear/Black-Diamond-Positron-Screwgate-Carabiner/BLD0556M.html
          BC has a unconditional money back guarantee, so even if you buy either one and it doesn't fit, you can send it back no questions asked.

          P.S. BC is sold out of the Positron right now, so if you need it now... The quicksilver is more or less the same biner with a hook nose rather than the key.
          http://www.backcountry.com/outdoorgear/Black-Diamond-Quicksilver-Screwgate-Carabiner/BLD0612M.html