Climbing Accessories

BLACK DIAMOND Gridlock Screwgate Carabiner

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With 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...
$ 19.95
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With 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
  • surface
  • Intuitive and easy-to-use design
  • Screwgate sleeve
  • Patented, innovative design isolates belay loop to
  • eliminate cross-loading
  • Isolates belay loop
  • 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)
Hot Forging vs. Cold Forging

HOT FORGING VS. COLD FORGING

We use two different forging methods to build carabiners—hot and cold forging. Each has its benefits and using both allows us to achieve the best possible shape, size and strength for each carabiner’s intended use. HOT FORGING, a process where both the rod stock and forge dies are heated, allows us to “move” the metal, creating more intricate shapes, such as our GridLock and Oz biners.