Black Diamond VaporLock Screwgate Carabiner

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Black Diamond VaporLock Screwgate Carabiner
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Black Diamond VaporLock Screwgate.
If you want increased friction and control during climbs, the Black Diamond VaporLock Screwgate comes in handy. Ideal for belaying, lowering, and rappelling, the lightweight VaporLock Screwgate comes in a minimalist, pear-shaped design with a wide basket that enables you to use a Munter hitch on ropes up to 9.4mm. For maximum control and friction during climbs, you can make use of the VaporLock with an ATC to increase friction by up to 30% during lowering or rappelling. The VaporLock Screwgate also features a sleeve that locks on the gate and a keylock nose that prevents snagging on bolts or gear while clipping and unclipping. Additionally, it is made from anodized aluminum that is durable enough for longer usage. If you re looking for ways to maximize control and increase friction while belaying, lowering, and rappelling, start by purchasing the Black Diamond VaporLock Screwgate right now.
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Key Features.


  • Screwgate sleeve
  • The sleeve locks on the gate, eliminating the possibility of the 'biner being over-tightened or ''frozen'' when loaded


  • Made from anodized aluminum for lasting service


  • Locking mechanism comes in assorted colors only; sorry, specific color requests cannot be accommodated
  • Minimalist pear-shape design has a wide basket to allow use of a Munter hitch on ropes up to 9.4mm
  • When used in conjunction with an ATC the VaporLock effectively increases friction up to 30% during lowering or rappelling, helping maximize control
  • Keylock nose will not snag on bolts or gear while clipping and unclipping

The VaporLock Locking Carabiner by Black Diamond increases friction up to a 30% when lowering or rappelling. Its increased holding power is ideal when rappelling with a heavy pack or working with smaller diameter ropes and it's Munter hitch compatible on ropes up to 9.4 mm.

FEATURES of the Black Diamond VaporLock Locking Carabiner.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond VaporLock Locking Carabiner.
The Black Diamond VaporLock Carabiner checks in at an ultralight 51grams (1.8oz) for climbers who want to make their gear as light as possible. In addition to weighing incredibly little, the VaporLock Carabiner also includes a keylock gate for snag-free operation. Black Diamond gave this locking 'biner a basket wide enough to allow you to use a Munter hitch on ropes up to 9.4mm during climbs where even the belay device seems excessive (or you dropped it).

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The lightest pear-shaped locking carabiner on the planet, the VaporLock Screwgate from Black Diamond increases friction by up to 30% when used with an ATC belay device for lowering or rappelling.

The lightest, full-function pear locker on the planet, the Black Diamond VaporLock provides a smooth increase in friction when used with any of our ATC devices. The VaporLock is ideal for those times belaying and rappelling when you want more control. On ropes up to 9.4 mm, the VaporLock is Munter Hitch compatible. A keylock nose and screwlock sleeve make it easy to thread through a rat's nest of slings and lock securely.


The ultralight Black Diamond VaporLock locking carabiner is an ideal choice for belaying, lowering and rappelling.


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Carabiner type:Locking carabiner
Closed Gate Strength:4.721 lbf / 21 kN
Country of Origin:China
Frame Shape:Modified D
Gate Clearance:20 mm
Gate Closed Strength:21 kn
Gate Open Strength:7 kN
Gate Opening:20 mm (0.79 in)
Gate Style:Straight
Gate open clearance:20 millimeters
Gate type:Screw-lock
Major Axis Strength:21 kn
Major Axis kN:25 kN
Minor Axis Strength:1.798 lbf / 8 kN
Minor Axis kN:8 kN
Open Gate Strength:1.574 lbf / 7 kN
Open Strength kN:8 kN
Strength major axis closed:21 kilonewtons
Strength major axis open:7 kilonewtons
Strength minor axis:8 kilonewtons
Upc, Ean, Isbn:793661089117
Weight:1.8 oz / 52 g
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Black Diamond VaporLock Screwgate Carabiner Reviews:


I bought these after a long-review of the different locking biners available. I have some BD positrons which are small and great for extending anchors, but heavy. I have some BD rock locks which I use primarily for belay. Like it but very heavy. These all worked fine when all I did was sport climbing. Now that I am hooked on trad and multi-pitch, as I added to my rack, I knew I had to think about weight. The VaporLock is what I landed on due to size, flexibility, and especially weight. I have used them belaying, anchoring, and extending anchors with slings and like it so far.

Bruno at on 11/25/2013

This locker is awesome. Lightweight, small for racking and just the right size for anchors. I mainly use it for anchors while top roping, but I have used it to belay. This would not be my first choice in a belay carabiner, just due to its smaller size. I prefer the BD Rocklock because of its size, and it allows for a munter hitch in an emergency. Great carabiner to always have on the sling.

Alex at on 09/14/2013

Black diamond vaperlock biner

Ok , I bought this to wear it out....or try to! What I had in return was a great biner!!!! Weight was an issue after a big wall fall and resulting injury, I replaced all my current biners with this one allthough it takes a sec. To lock them all but worth it. Flow of the 11mm rope I use is fluid with less heat, these are THE new benchmark !
Timberloon at Mountain Gear on 11/11/2012

Having worked at Black Diamond and used their products for many years, I can fully recommend the Vaprlock to anyone. I've seen them being made, go through QA, and have used them in my personal climbing adventures. They are light, durable, incredibly strong and the design behind them is second to none. There is a reason they win so many awards.

Brandon Kennedy at on 08/21/2012

Due to its design, the gate opens wider than most lockers and is smaller and lighter than most. I personally hate twist locks and the screwlock is very smooth and has never bound up on me. I've used these building anchors and have one that has become a permanent attachment to my Grigri.

Danny M H at on 10/13/2013

Pretty sweet kit

I use this Crab for all kinds of uses. its nice a big for setting fixed line raps and and safety lines. Also, good for belaying top rope and lead lining and great for anchoring.
Kyle the great at REI on 09/09/2007

Put these guys to the test at my work when taking people outdoors. lightweight, it locks, and can hold my fatass. Would use for toprope anchors. not favorite for belay b/c of size.

david graham at on 07/10/2013

This is the weight conscious version of the Rocklock. Its great, although I do find that with some Auto-locking belay devices like the Smart and Jul that the RockLock is far smoother.

Patrick Mulligan at on 12/20/2013

and easy to handle. Fits a lot of ropes/slings/etc.
Not the best for belaying off the anchor due to a high friction. In all other respects it's a great locker.

pell at on 04/25/2012

The Black Diamond Vaporlock is always on me to build or use as an anchor on sport routes. Gets the job done, while still remaining lightweight and handy.

Nick Shuey at on 07/10/2013