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Versatile & easy to clip 'n' clean, the Positron is positively nifty.

With a keylock nose that prevents the Positron Screwgate from snagging on pro, this locking biner is ultra easy to clip and clean. Sharing all the unique features of the regular Positron with the addition of a screwgate, this biner has a deep basket for non-fumbly clips and a wide gate opening for piling in the runners. The Positron Screwgate is THE versatile locker to have—a great pro, anchor, jumar, haul bag or top-rope option.

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Pictured with Petzl

Pictured with Petzl

From right to left:

Petlz Attache 3-D, Black Diamond Positron and Petzl Attache Standard Carabiners.

5 5

SUPER bargain-'biner!

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

I have been a LONG time fan of Petzl's "Attache" series of lockers, namely the Attache 3-D, Attache, and their "William" carabiners.

That was until I was introduced to this bad-boy!

Not only is the Positron a fraction of the price of Petzl's lockers, but I'm a firm believer it feels better while clipping, belaying, and setting up anchors as well. Thus, this may be my new favorite!

It is REALLY small, which is perfect for simple anchors and belaying where you don't need the extra space or weight. That's probably my favorite feature is its small size.

It doesn't have the bright RED markings on it to remind a belayer to check if the lock is engaged either and I find this useful because then YOU ALWAYS have a tendency to make sure regardless of how it appears. This is a great feature IMO. It keeps climbers conscious of their actions rather than creating a lazy shortcut.

All in all a great locker. I'm sold on these little guys!

*Pic-The "Positron" from Black Diamond is pictured in the middle of both the "Attache 3-D" on the left, and the normal yellow "Attache" on the right.*

SUPER bargain-'biner!
5 5

Carabiner

I have purchased carabiners through multiple brands and they only seem to last a few months. This brand seems to be holding up better so far. Great buy!

5 5

Everyone should have them

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This caribiner is great I have at least 20 of them. Super bomber and great for anchors. BUY SOME NOW!!

Everyone should have them
5 5

Perfect Anchor Kit Biner

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I keep three of these attached to my cordelette to build anchors with on trad routes, or pre-tie a 4' sling with two of these on multi pitch sport routes. I've got about ten of these now and find uses for them all the time, from building top rope anchors, to using my my ATC in guide mode, and tying into a piece of pro when needed. They're fairly light and small enough to have several extra on your harness.

5 5

Awesome Gear

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This carabiner is one great piece of gear. It's easy to use and locks smoothly. Just after I bought it, I got really confused that someone else had taken mine at my school's gym, but then I found out they had just bought a whole rack of them as well. Either way, this is what I use for belaying every time.

5 5

Great locker

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These biners are an essential part of my rack.
Just like every other review says- lightweight, good size, easy to use.

I have a handful of these to use with my PAS, as well as building top rope anchors

4 5

There are needs, and there are wants

This biner is a NEED. Im just getting into sport climbing, and this piece of equipment is great. Its easy to use, functions well, and is secure,

5 5

A must for any rack

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Add a few of these for anchors, and tying yourself in short with the rope. Small in size and can often be manipulated through the eye of a bolt hanger without unscrewing.

5 5

Sick of other lockers

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Tiered of large lockers that take an hour to unscrew? buy this one, I have a few for anchor building. The light weight advantage of this biner makes it a favorite for multipitch climbers. You cant go wrong.

5 5

Great Carabiner

As pretty much every other review says - this is nice, light, smaller, and very effective - can't go wrong!

5 5

Perfect locker

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Light, strong, easy action, Everything you want in a screw gate. I used one on my belay device for years until I finally wore a grove to deep for my liking. Great little biner, I would recommend.

5 5

Trusted.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

As simple a a locking carabiner can be, Black diamond still finds way to step out from the pack.

This works great, it's lighter than similar makers carbiners and it's just as strong. It's also a little smaller which I like.

Black Diamond Positron Screwgate on LCT

Black Diamond Positron Screwgate on LCT

BD Positron Screwgate Carabiner fixed to my son's backpack during recent hike of California's Lost Coast Trail. The action of screw lock is super-smooth, super-fast. This 'biner is an excellent value!

5 5

Reliable biner

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is my favorite carabiner that I have for all purpose use. Easy to clip and manipulate/lock. Strong and can take a beating like all Black Diamond items.

5 5

All-Purpose Locker

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Light, smooth clipping hookless design. Screwgate is reliable and doesn't jam up. I have like 10 of these things. Anchors, rescue systems, ascenders, anything that has a life depending on it gets one of these. And I've trusted them countless times with mine. No higher praise.

5 5

Solid BD biner

It's a positron, they're great! Locking works smoothly. Not huge, medium sized biner, but I bought them for things like building top anchors so that's ok. Light weight and decently priced for a quality locking biner.

5 5

Strong, Light Locker!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I really like the BD Positron Screwgate cause they're crazy light yet hold their strength. Use them on all my directs and a some ATCs. The gate is a tad small but I'd go with these lockers!

Strong, Light Locker!
5 5

Best Carabiners For Your Buck!

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

Very solid carabiner. Super durable. Mainly use mine in setting up anchors. Have never had an issue with them coming unlocked or bending. There are two color locking gates that come with these models. Unfortunately, you can't specify which you want...Bernardo has the details here if you scroll down a ways..

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I ordered four the last time, and got four different colors: bluish, goldish, orange, and brown. I might try to ask for color coordination next time.

5 5

Solid Small Locker

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I use these for setting top-rope anchors and locking in my PAS when I get to the anchor bolts.

The Good
--The same solid, reliable, gate action I've come to expect from Black Diamond gear
--Small size; doesn't eat up lots of space at anchor bolts
--Cheap at retail, even better on sale

The Bad
--Doesn't belay as smoothly with my ATC as a Gridlock or a Mini-Pearbiner
--Doesn't nest as cleanly as others when used for setting reversed-opposed 'biners on a top rope anchor (My favorites here are Omega D 'biners).

I'll be picking up a few more of these , since as I climb more I find more uses for locking carabiners.