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Black Diamond Positron Carabiner


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    26 Reviews


    Designed for clippability and easy cleaning; bent-gate version is a great rope-clipping biner.

    Black Diamond designed the Positron Anodized Carabiner to bring the anti-snag benefits of a keylock biner to the ‘working class' climber. There simply isn't another keylock biner on the market that can rival the Positron in terms of quality, design, and value. This season the Positron features a solid (non dual-trac) keylock gate, an anodized body…and a lower price. The Positron's keylock nose doesn't snag on pro, ropes, or slings—which translates to easier clips and reduces the chance of open-gate failure. Plus, cleaning overhanging routes is a breeze with the Postiron. The functional shape of the Positron makes it easy to hold, and its bowed back, smooth action, and deep basket add up to make this the most versatile clipping, racking and anchoring biner ever. Bent and straight gate versions available.–Vendor
    • Item #BLD0610

    Tech Specs

    Gate Type
    bent, straight
    Major Axis Strength
    25 kN
    Minor Axis Strength
    8 kN
    Open Gate Strength
    8 kN
    Claimed Weight
    49 g
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    Versatile non-locker

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I always keep a few of these little guys on me whenever I hear out climbing. They're great to keep as throw aways and for putting together some long draws with sling if you need them. If they came in more colors I would probably use them for draws more often but they're great to keep and cheap!

    All-Purpose Non-Locker

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Light, smooth clipping hookless nose design. Great for use with cams, quickdraws, accessories on your rack. The only question that remains is: bent gate or straight gate?

    Versatile, durable, cost efficient

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The Positron is a solid, easy clipping biner at a great price. I have then on all my sport draws, paired with the Petzel Express sling. Makes a top-notch draw, plus they're great for just about any use, including uses beyond climbing.

    Good, but not great

      I use these mainly for trad gear...i like that they are easy to clip. i would like to see them a bit cheaper, come in more colors, and be a bit lighter. Other than that, these have been a great addition to my rack.

      Quality meets Function and Price

        Not only are these nice biners, but they aren't going to break the bank. Snappy and tight fitting keylock gates on these means less fumbling with your gear while on your way up or down the route.

        I've been enjoying these as my bolt-end biners and haven't noticed anything negative about them. They feel pretty darn good in your hand, but I'm more of a fan of the nitron's for my straight gates due to the gate being shaped differently with a bit more grip on the biner with overall less weight. For the price, these keylocks are really hard to beat.

        The most comparable biner in size/shape that I own are the Mad-Rock ultra-tech biners, but the nose on these is MUCH nicer for cleaning. The positron has less of a 90 degree angle behind the keylock nose to eliminate snagging for a smoother clip or unclip.

        Best Value for a Keylock

          I'll gladly jump on the 5 star bandwagon for these. Very easy to clip and unclip and smooth to use. For a keylock biner too this is also the cheapest I've found with no disadvantages (so hey, why not save the money, two of these is only slightly more expensive than one Petzl Spirit, which is still a great biner, just much pricier without much additional gain in my opinion). I will be adding more of these to my rack.

          Favorite Carabiner!

            I own a lot of these because they are so cheap and work great! I use these for pretty much everything! I like the size and I think the weight is fine and I love the lime color. I will continue to use and buy these biners!

            These are not on my rack

              They had these on SAC for $4 a pop so I bought 4 of them. Good action, non-snag keylock design, large gate clearance. However, I am a fanatic when it comes to cutting weight, especially when leading, and these guys are HEAVY. It comes in a 39 g, compared to my Camp Nanos (23 g), and Metolius FS minis (25 g). I use these are general purpose biners, or just to store things.

              Bottom line: Solid, well designed carabiner, but much too heavy for my taste.

              39g, really? Did you weight them yourself? The site says 49g, which is the same as the Petzl Spirit, and this feels heavier than the spirit. If you're a weight fanatic, have the checked out the Petzl Ange? It's a keylock wiregate that weighs 28g. I think you might like it.

              Great carabiner!

                Been using these with runners to make extendable draws (or alpine draws) for routes in the obed and foster falls. they work great. easy to clip, good clearance for rope to fall in and can take a beating!

                Would these be a good utility biener'? I...

                Would these be a good utility biener'? I already use BD oavals and they work fine but I would like a more technical stlye than an oval. to be used with BD dynex runners as anchors

                Zero experience. I will be solo climbing...

                Zero experience. I will be solo climbing 50-100 feet of rock and need a full list of equipment, or a thorough starter package

                Best Answer

                I hope you don't mean free soloing...
                Why don't you try starting here:
                Next, find some experienced people who are willing to show you proper knots, belay techniques, and general climbing safety/etiquette procedures.
                If you really are serious about the whole solo bit you need to look into self-locking devices.

                He wouldn't need equipment if he was free soloing.. but hey John.. take my advice. And that is to do what Jacob said and climb with some good climbers first. Then climb with some climbers that have soloed next. Then go out and do it yourself. I'm a pretty new climber myself. I do solo, but not until I had climbed with a 40 plus year climber first. And. Make sure you get taught some solo stuff and do it with someone before going it alone. Not to hard, just a lot of subtle rope, protection, and mental stuff you will need to get a hold of before doing it alone. Just being jammed up mid rope from an overhang can be a life challenge... climb with someone first. And PS> This is my favorite biner. I love the straight gate and have ten of them. I would like another ten... but! Girlfriend needs a new pair of glass's. I've put them off so she can't get a read on my climbing envoice's.. I know she's going to kiss my ass goodbye when she can see again....

                Write your question here... what are the...

                Write your question here...

                what are the approximate dimensions of this carabiner??

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                on the bent gate one its approximately 4 inches end to end, across at the widest point is 2 1/2 inches, from middle of gate across is 2 inches, from gate hinge across is 1 3/4. thickness of metal is about 1/2 inch.

                i am looking to buy 8 positron carabiner,...

                i am looking to buy 8 positron carabiner, to go with 4 Dynex sewn, to use as quickdraw. should i buy bent or straight shape ones