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Smaller biners mean more space for bee...sodas.
The Mini Pearabiner Screwgate is Black Diamond's smallest locking carabiner for compact-minded climbers. Despite its small size, the Pearbiner styles a large rope-bearing surface for belays and top-rope anchors. Black Diamond added a keylock nose for snag-free convenience.
- Screwgate locking carabiner
- Snag-free keylock nose
- Item #BLD00HJ
- Q & A
Pairs great with your ATC
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Puns aside, this has long been my favorite 'biner for belay. Works smoothly with an ATC in guide mode, is big enough for a munter, is small enough to take on an alpine climb. Love it.
It's similar to the Edelrid HMS Strike, which has a profile even more like the Petzl Attache. Same weight as the Edelrid, same screw lock, 2KN stronger for BD (main axis). This has a flatter frame, and while it's hard to describe gate feel, BD's has a more steady 'push' while open; I like it.
Personally, I find the ample gate opening and wide frame so good that I don't feel the need for a bigger carabiner, like the RockLock. This hits my sweet spot of size and function.
Compared to BD's Vaporlock, this is a wee bit larger, with a straighter spine, and 3 KN stronger. Both are great, and while I prefer this for the size, the weight-conscious may want to save half an ounce with the Vaporlock.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
super light, strong, and looks good, if you need a new one you should get it