Black Diamond Mini Pearabiner Screwgate

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Black Diamond Mini Pearabiner Screwgate.
A compact, lightweight locker with a non-snagging keylock nose and a screwlock sleeve, the Black Diamond Mini Pearabiner carabiner has a large rope-bearing surface for smooth belays and rappels. Its slim profile and lightweight material make it easy to operate while rappelling or belaying. The structure is made durable and secured that it does not snag on bolts and gear. Simply perfect for your extreme outdoor challenge, whether you re a beginner or advanced rock climber because it locks tightly and is light enough to clip on anchors. Furthermore, Mini Pearabiner Screwgate may also be your personal key holder. With its versatile construction, this little big thing is made multi-functional. So if you are looking for high-quality and affordable locking carabiner, this Black Diamond Mini Perarabiner Screwgate pays so well.
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Key Features.


  • Sleeve locks on biner's gate (not nose) and won't freeze up when loaded
  • Screwgate sleeve


  • Slightly smaller than Black Diamond’s RockLock
  • Large rope-bearing surface
  • Keylock nose prevents snagging
  • Weight 2.4 oz (69 grams)

The Pearabiner Screwgate Locking Carabiner by Black Diamond has a keylock nose that doesn't snag on bolts and gear. It is our lightest belay locking biner.

FEATURES of the Black Diamond Mini Pearabiner Screwgate Locking Carabiner.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond Mini Pearabiner Screwgate Locking Carabiner.
The Black Diamond Anodized Mini Pearabiner is a light and smooth belay or rappel biner with a Screwlock sleeve that locks the gate, not the nose so there's no dreaded “seized sleeve” when loaded with your body weight. Sculpted for use with an ATC or similar device, Black Diamond's Anodized Mini Pearabiner has a 12mm rope-bearing diameter and small overall size for maximum functionality. Its minimum weight and volume works well for both rappelling and belaying.

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Belay with Black Diamond's anodized Mini Pearabiner - it's easy to handle and perfect for use with the Black Diamond ATC or ATC-XP belay devices.
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Carabiner Shape:Pear
Carabiner Type:Locking Biner
Closed Gate Strength:5.395 lbf / 24 kN
Country of Origin:China
Frame Shape:Modified D
Gate Clearance:20 mm
Gate Closed Strength:24 kN
Gate Open Strength:8 kN
Gate Opening:0.79" / 20 mm
Gate Style:Straight
Gate Type:Locking
Key Lock Gate:Yes
Locking Mechanism:Screw Lock
Major Axis Strength:24 kN
Major Axis Strength (Closed):24 kN
Major Axis Strength (Open):8 kN
Major Axis kN:24
Minor Axis Strength:1.574 lbf / 7 kN
Minor Axis kN:7
Open Gate Strength:1.798 lbf / 8 kN
Open Strength kN:8
Upc, Ean, Isbn:793661069737
Weight:2.4 oz / 69 g
Weight (Grams):69 g
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Black Diamond Mini Pearabiner Screwgate Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Price is great on this biner, and I love BD screwgates, they work so well, even after using them in sandy slot canyons and getting them all jammed up.
I've used this for belay with an ATC, figure 8, and a Grigri, as well as rappelling and canyoneering, mainly with an ATC and figure 8.
For belay with an ATC, nothing beats a Petzl Attache with the rounded stock. The Pearabiner is ALMOST as good, but just not quite as smooth. Pearabiner isn't exactly symmetric like the Attache, which can be good and bad. The good--it doesn't cross load as easily, always stays put, and is especially good for using a Grigri, because it sits in the deepest part of the biner along the spine. I have no doubt BD designed it this way. However, the downside, as opposed to an Attache, is that when rappelling or using an ATC on belay, the rope wears only in that spot, rather than moving along the width of the "bottom of the pear." I have a nasty groove in mine after using primarily on 20 or 30 rappels in Zion NP and some belaying. It's a great biner, with some pros and cons, I'd definitely buy again.

gilipollas at on 06/11/2013

This is my belay biner!
It's nice and functional to rap or belay with and bit lighter than the petzl attache' belay biner everyone has. Comparable weights (69g vs 80g Petzl), size, and strength ratings, but the main difference is that the attache is completly round/circular where as this one is rounded on the inside loop and flattens slightly towards the outside edge. This gives it a slightly higher breaking point compared to the attache' and a lighter overall weight. It does have a bit of an issue twisting around on thinner belay loops (like the newer black diamond models).
Major Axis Strength: 24 kN
Minor Axis Strength: 7 kN
Open Gate Strength: 8 kN
I really do like the attache' for rapelling and belaying, but I prefer this BD one overall. Then again, my buddy is the exact opposite. Either way, I do think these are the two best mini belay biners.

Brent Allen at on 12/05/2011

I picked up one of these as a backup belay carabiner after I got tired of swapping my Gridlock back and forth between Grigri and ATC. It works great for belaying with my ATC, especially in guide mode. I haven't used it in other applications, so I can't really comment on other uses. But for belaying it's awesome!

Michael Nies at on 11/01/2013
This is my primary belay carabiner. It's one of the lightest pear-shaped carabiners available. It's weight and simplicity make it ideal for multi-pitch trad climbing. The bar construction, while increasing the weight, allows for a smooth belay and rapell. The smaller pear shape is ideal for belaying off an anchor with an autolock belay device.
Alpha Geek at on 03/04/2013

Very very very light carabiner. Personally I prefer something a little beefier, but it has yet to ever flaw me. Gate and screw work great and it is very smooth compared to other biners on the market in terms or rap and belay. Good buy.

Brandon Smith at on 11/02/2011

I've used several different locking carabiners and so far, this is my favorite. Really, all BD carabiners have taken the cake as being my favorite. But specifically this one has great gate clearance, yet it's small and light. Can't go wrong here.

Sterling Watson at on 06/01/2012
I've used this carabiner for years, and it works great. It's the right size and shape for belaying, it's fairly lightweight, and it can be used for anything...from setting an anchor to holding your climbing shoes together.
Sharon at on 03/04/2013

Not too small and not too big. Holds lots of rope inside of it while being fairly light. Rope glides smoothly over the roundish bar stock. Keylock nose is great, you can slide clove hitches right off.

Shane Shin at on 11/30/2010

Great locking 'biner

This works great for most thins where you'd use a pearabiner. I prefer a larger Pearabiner for rapelling with an ATC, but would use this for everything else, like clipping in with a personal anchor.
Moseph at Mountain Gear on 05/05/2012

great carabiner for the price. i like that is not really big so you can take a bunch of these, and they are not as bulcky and heavy as the rocklock or simmilar

Patricio Berra at on 11/06/2013

Negative Reviews:

I must of got a bad one because the gate and lock don't fit the carabiner very well and it was very very rough right out of the store(the screw lock was not smooth, gate rubs on the nose badly etc...)
It was probably a bad one but thats too bad, it gets a bad review.

marcello sbrocca at on 08/15/2011

Neutral Reviews:

The good:
These are a great shape and size. Fairly lightweight for their size with a large opening and a nice shape. Ropes run smoothly over them and they have a nice linear action, like most other solid gate BD biners.
The not so good:
I have 3 of these biners. Two are mainly used on multi-pitch gear anchor master points, and another used to be my main belay/rap locker. After less than a season I had to retire my belay one because of excessive wear. The other two I used one time to set up a toprope for a few people and they became noticeably notched after this single use.
Overall, there is still a place in my rack for these, but they are NOT workhorse biners. They will wear out quickly. If you are looking for an HMS belay locker, I recommend the Petzl William. Huge gate opening and they wear like iron. The BD Rocklock is good too, if you are on a budget. They still wear a little faster than I'd like.
Leave the mini pears to less demanding duty.

Nathan Webster at on 09/10/2012