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Mad Rock Super Tech Keylock Screw Review
Cons: Does not hold many ropes, not great gate clearance.
The Mad Rock Super Tech Keylock Screw is the best value for lightweight carabiners. It scored only a little lower than the Wild Country Neon but costs much less. If we were loaded, we would go with the Neon exclusively with a few Petzl Attache 3D here and there. But if you are on a budget, then it's hard to beat this carabiner for its weight and the money. The only other $8 light carabiner is the Black Diamond Quicksilver Screwgate, which is heavier and does not have a key-lock gate.
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Analysis and Hands-on Test Findings
This is a very light carabiner (almost the lightest). While it is small and compact, it has an I-beam design that makes it easy to handle. It is the perfect carabiner to load up on for multi-pitch climbing because it is so light.
There are no major dislikes other than that since it is a small carabiner, it doesn't have great gate clearance or hold much. It is also not good for belaying the second from the anchor.
A lightweight all around locking biner best for uses where size and weight are a key factor.
This is hands down the best value in small locking carabiners.
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— Chris McNamara and Chris Summit
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Most recent review: March 28, 2011
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