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Best Locking Carabiners of 2020
Best Locking Carabiners of 2020
Want to know what is the best locking carabiner? We've tested over 50 different lockers over the...

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Locking Carabiner Buying Guide - Click for details
Locking Carabiner Buying Guide
Locking carabiners are an essential piece of climbing gear that continue to evolve as lighter...

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Petzl Attache
Petzl Attache
The Petzl Attache has long been one of the most popular locking carabiners, found on countless...

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Petzl Sm'D Twist-Lock
Petzl Sm'D Twist-Lock
The Sm'D is full-sized, and has a great twist-locking gate that is easy to open with one hand...

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Black Diamond HotForge Screwgate
Black Diamond HotForge Screwgate
The Black Diamond HotForge Screwgate is a full-sized offset-D that has a keylocking nose and works...

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Black Diamond RockLock Twistlock
Black Diamond RockLock Twistlock
The Black Diamond RockLock Twistlock is a large, HMS/pear shaped locker that is easy to use and...

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DMM Phantom
DMM Phantom
At a mere 41g measured on our independent scale (42g according to DMM), the Phantom Screwgate is...

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Black Diamond LiteForge Screwgate
Black Diamond LiteForge Screwgate
The Black Diamond LiteForge Screwgate is a compact, hot forged offset-D shaped carabiner with a...

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Edelrid Pure Slider
Edelrid Pure Slider
The Edelrid Pure Slider is a unique locking carabiner that features a small, sliding lock...

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CAMP USA Photon Lock
CAMP USA Photon Lock
The CAMP USA Photon Lock is a full sized screw gate locker with an offset-D shape that is...

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DMM Belay Master 2
DMM Belay Master 2
A problem that can arise when using large locking carabiners appropriate to belaying is that the...

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Metolius Element
Metolius Element
The Metolius Element Keylock is a small pear-shaped locker that bridges the gap between compact...

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Petzl Freino
Petzl Freino
The Petzl Frieno is an auto-locking carabiner designed for use while belaying. It has a metal spur...

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DMM Rhino
DMM Rhino
The DMM Rhino is our favorite carabiner to belay with, especially when belaying with an active...

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Edelrid HMS Bulletproof Triple FG
Edelrid HMS Bulletproof Triple FG
With its super secure triple-action auto-locking gate, stainless steel insert covering the most...

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Mad Rock Super Tech Keylock Screw
Mad Rock Super Tech Keylock Screw
The Mad Rock Super Tech Keylock Screw retails for the lowest price of any carabiner in our review...

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Mad Rock Gemini
Mad Rock Gemini
The Mad Rock Gemini is a locking carabiner designed specifically for belaying that actually has...

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Black Diamond GridLock Magnetron
Black Diamond GridLock Magnetron
The Black Diamond GridLock Magnetron is a belay specific locker that uses magnetic technology in...

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Black Diamond Positron
Black Diamond Positron
The Black Diamond Positron Screwgate is one of four carabiners in our test that we classify as...

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Black Diamond Vaporlock Magnetron
Black Diamond Vaporlock Magnetron
Black Diamond discontinued the Vaporlock Magnetron. At a mere 56g, the Black Diamond Vaporlock...

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Black Diamond Rocklock Screwgate
Black Diamond Rocklock Screwgate
The Black Diamond Rocklock Screwgate is BD's largest locking carabiner, designed with belaying and...

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Petzl Am'D Twist-Lock
Petzl Am'D Twist-Lock
The Petzl Am'D Twist Lock carabiner is a versatile D-shaped locker that offers something for...

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Petzl OK
Petzl OK
The Petzl OK oval locking carabiner was designed specifically to be used with pulleys, but it is...

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Omega Pacific ISO Standard D
Omega Pacific ISO Standard D
The Omega Pacific ISO Standard Locking D has been around for a long time and countless climbers...

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Black Diamond Mini Pearabiner
Black Diamond Mini Pearabiner
This compact locking carabiner from Black Diamond is light, versatile and affordable. It has a...

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Wild Country Ascent Lite Belay
Wild Country Ascent Lite Belay
The Wild Country Ascent Lite Belay is one of two belay specific locking carabiners that we chose...

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Edelrid Pure Screw
Edelrid Pure Screw
In the wide world of locking carabiners, there is a niche for extremely light and compact lockers...

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DMM Boa
DMM Boa
The Boa carabiner has been updated since we initially tested it. The DMM Boa is our favorite...

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Petzl William
Petzl William
The big size and shape of this locking carabiner make it good for using as a master point at an...

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Mad Rock Ultra-Tech HMS
Mad Rock Ultra-Tech HMS
Mad Rock has been making a name for themselves in recent years with their line of quality and...

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Omega Pacific Jake
Omega Pacific Jake
Omega Pacific's Jake is a solid belay, rappel and top rope carabiner. It's heavy for multi-pitch...

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Wild Country Synergy
Wild Country Synergy
January, 2016: The Synergy locking carabiner is Discontinued The Wild Country Synergy is a good...

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Black Diamond VaporLock
Black Diamond VaporLock
The Black Diamond Vaporlock is an awesome locking carabiner for belaying and rappelling. It is...

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CAMP Photon Screw Gate
CAMP Photon Screw Gate
This is likely to be our Top Pick winner for best lightweight locking carabiner. It only weighs 42...

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