Black Diamond Gridlock Magnetron

The Black Diamond Gridlock Magnetron locking carabiner might be the most expensive tool in this guide (and on the market in general), but it’s worth every penny. It is high tech from top to the bottom – its hot-forged construction along with the unique shape no other carabiner has are to thank.

Unlike other carabiners, the Magnetron has got two magnetic arms you have to manually depress to open the carabiner. This eliminates the risk of the gates accidentally opening by themselves in the midst of a risky climb. The locking gate is thus able to equip you with the highest level of security you can possibly receive from a belay device.

You can freely operate the tool with one hand without worrying about cross-loading and not having enough rope-bearing surface.

Our Overall Review

4.5

Things we like:

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    The keylock nose doesn’t allow for snagging and makes it easy to clip
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    The symmetric design of the carabiner allows you to open the gate with one hand only

Things we don't like:

  • check-markThe price tag is high

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Black Diamond Gridlock Magnetron

Specs & Features

  • Carabiner Type: Locking
  • Gate Opening: Auto-lock
  • Major Axis Strength: 22 kN
  • Dimensions: 4.3 x 2.6 inches
  • Weight: 0.17 pounds
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Related Reviews

Our Overall Review

4.5

Things we like:

  • check-mark
    The keylock nose doesn’t allow for snagging and makes it easy to clip
  • check-mark
    The symmetric design of the carabiner allows you to open the gate with one hand only

Things we don't like:

  • check-markThe price tag is high

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