Black Diamond Equipment
GridLock Screwgate Carabiner
Our revolutionary, patent-pending belay biner design that solves the orientation issue—never deal with a shifting, cross-loaded belay carabiner again. The GridLock’s isolation feature intuitively captures the belay loop and prevents cross-loading. READ MORE
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Our revolutionary, patent-pending belay biner design that solves the orientation issue—never deal with a shifting, cross-loaded belay carabiner again. The GridLock’s isolation feature intuitively captures the belay loop and prevents cross-loading. Learn More
DescriptionWith its revolutionary, patent-pending design made possible by our in-house hot forge, the Black Diamond GridLock Screwgate eliminates the dangers of cross loading. Designed specifically for belaying, the intuitive, easy-to-use GridLock isolates the belay loop behind its uniquely shaped gate, thereby keeping the carabiner in its proper orientation. The GridLock's I-beam spine transitions into a large, rounded rope-bearing surface for maximum strength and smooth rope feeding. Simply put, you'll never have to deal with a shifting, cross-loaded belay carabiner again.
- Hot-forged construction
- I -beam spine transitions into a rounded, large ropebearing
- Intuitive and easy-to-use design
- Screwgate sleeve
- Patented, innovative design isolates belay loop to
- eliminate cross-loading
- Isolates belay loop
- Type H or HMS connector. For dynamic belaying using a Munter Hitch or belay device.
Weight : 76 g (2.7 oz)
Closed Gate Strength : 22 kN (4,946 lbf)
Open Gate Strength : 8 kN (1,798 lbf)
Minor Axis Strength : 7 kN (1,574 lbf)
Gate Opening : 21 mm (0.83 in)
GridLock Screwgate Carabiner is rated out of 5 by 5.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jared from Great Belay Biner I really like this biner for belaying. I have been using this biner for several years and it is great for Belaying, no more cross loading while belaying. I use this with the Mammut Smart Alpine device and it is just big enough to accommodate the device and doesn't move around so I have piece of mind knowing that the device will function properly. I don't use it for anything else but belaying as it isn't as well suited for much else.
Date published: 2016-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Logan from Best belay biner around I just recently picked up the Gridlock Screwgate Carabiner and I am in love. It took a second to get used to the gate action to lock the belay loop on the bottom, but after a couple uses it is natural. I used to constantly have my Rocklock rotating while I belayed and it put my climber in some dangerous positions. I no longer have to worry about that and I can focus solely on my rope and climber.
Date published: 2016-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by Josh from Great for belaying! Doesn't rotate like my other biner. Easy to use, light. Makes me feel a lot more confident in my belay, and reducing the chance of equipment failure.
Date published: 2016-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cameron from does it job Not much to say, solid biner, stops crossloading very well.
Date published: 2018-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cody from Love it, and has been improved since gen 1 So the photo on the site is the first generation GridLock. There was an inline change where the i-beam section at the top most bit where your rope runs is now a short bit of circular section. This is because the pure i-beam section would end up with some shallow grooves after using it for a while. Even with that small improvement I still love and use my first gen gridlock. I wouldn't recommend the Magneton version of it though for a belay biner. Leaving the gate unlocked makes it way easier to load it onto your belay loop, and load in your atc quickly. Rather than having to manipulate and unlock the gate multiple times moving it on and off your harness and belay device. Or having to do really intricate 2 hand movements to try to keep the gate open when taking things on and off. As say a via ferratta leash carabiner that'd be a really good application of the magnetron version.
Date published: 2018-06-05