|$14.99 - $19.99
Black Diamond Gridlock Screwgate.
Climb safe and with ease using the Black Diamond Gridlock Screwgate. Created using a revolutionary, patent-pending design by Black Diamond s in-house hot forge, the Gridlock eliminates the dangers of cross loading. It is specifically designed with an intuitive, easy-to-use gridlock which isolates the belay loop behind its uniquely shaped gate to keep the carabiner in its proper orientation. For maximum strength and smooth rope feeding, it is equipped with Gridlock s I-beam spine that transitions into a large, rounded rope-bearing surface. With Black Diamond Gridlock Screwgate, you ll never have to deal with a shifting, cross-loaded belay carabiner again.
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The Black Diamond Gridlock Screwgate Carabiner is a new hot forged belay biner that eliminates the possibility of cross-loading. The intuitive design is simple with no extra moving parts, just snap your belay loop into the smaller side of the "8", lock the gate, and you are good to go. The Gridlock screwgate also features an i-Beam spine that transitions into a rounded rope bearing surface. This Black Diamond carabiner is totally hot forged and weighs in at a teensy 76 grams.
|Awards:||2011 Award Winners|
|Carabiner Type:||Locking Biner|
|Closed Gate Strength:||22 kN (4.946 lb/f)|
|Frame Shape:||Modified D|
|Gate Clearance:||21 mm|
|Gate Closed Strength:||22 kN|
|Gate Open Strength:||8 kN|
|Gate Opening:||21 mm (.83 in)|
|Major Axis kN:||22|
|Minor Axis Strength:||7 kN (1,574 lb/f)|
|Minor Axis kN:||7|
|Open Gate Strength:||8 kN (1,798 lb/f)|
|Open Strength kN:||8|
|Upc, Ean, Isbn:||793661138341|
|Weight:||76 g (2.7 oz)|
|Black Diamond Gridlock Screwgate Carabiner Platinum||$19.95|
|Black Diamond GridLock Belay Screwgate Locking Carabiner||$19.95|
|Black Diamond GridLock Screwgate 2nd||$19.95|
|Black Diamond GridLock Carabiner||$14.97 - $19.95|
It's cool design but kind of a hassle. the reason why belay-biners typically get crossloaded is b/c there is a large amount of slack in the system and then the system is loaded again. If you're only top roping, this is an unnecessary hassle as there isn't that much slack in the system typically. if you're lead climbing, there is often more slack in the system and this is understandable. But when was the last time you had a Gri Gri cross-load? those guys are hard enough to move around on the carabiner to begin with! All aside, it's a pretty cool carabiner and I would recommend it to someone who was really concerned about cross-loading.
Somehow I keep having partners leave their gridlock's with my gear--I've got so many now, I can't keep them straight anymore--it's a good thing I like this biner so much.
This biner does one thing and one thing only--keep you from crossloading your belay biner. I never use it on anchors or in any other setting--but for a belay biner, this thing is hands down--the best biner on the market. I figure every climber should own one--maybe two, just in case you decide to leave one in my pack.
I've used it sport and top roping and it has been reliable and never had to worry about cross loading, particularly with slack in the line while leading.
It is specific to belaying and doesn't make a good multipurpose carabiner, but if you need one and only one belaying biner it is a great choice. Fits well with both ATC or grigri. I've had no problems with the screwgate. I would recommend it to any climber and always keep it with me.
I really like BD carabiners. This is no exception. I have used other locking biners for belay in the past. I just picked this up last season and have definitely noticed that it stays put and does away with twists and cross loading. Mostly notice when belaying a lead climber with an ATC. Does what it is designed to do.
I would recommend this to anyone looking for a belay biner. Match this with an ATC-XP or ATC-Guide for a great belay.
Love this carabiner! Keeps you safe and looks good on your harness. Lots of people theses days don't know what cross loading is and its dangers. If you use this it prevents it from happening and personally i wouldn't use this for anything other that belaying! A little pricey but definitely worth it it in the long run! Had it for a year or two now and other than a few scratches it looks good as new!
I use this with both my Grigri and my ATC-Guide and it works very well. It's a little awkward to rig up the first time or two, but I got used to that very quickly. An ATC can be used on either side, but a Grigri must be used on the small end. And since it's a Black Diamond, the screwgate is excellent. Well worth the investment!
This gate, does one thing and does it well, it's for that reason I'm not a big fan. As a belay gate is amazing! However, I prefer to have gates that are versatile. If you are happy with a gate that just belays this is the gate for you.