Climbing Accessories

BLACK DIAMOND Vaporlock Screwgate Carabiner

Quick Overview

Our lightest full-function pear locker, the Black Diamond VaporLock carabiner provides a smooth increase in friction and is ideal for belaying and rappelling when you want more control. Increases friction...
$ 14.95
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Our lightest full-function pear locker, the Black Diamond VaporLock carabiner provides a smooth increase in friction and is ideal for belaying and rappelling when you want more control.

  • Increases friction up to 30% when lowering or rappelling with an ATC
  • Munter Hitch compatible on ropes up to 9.4 mm
  • Keylock nose prevents snagging
  • Screwgate sleeve
  • Weight :  52 g (1.8 oz)
  • Closed Gate Strength :  21 kN (4,721 lbf)
  • Open Gate Strength :  7 kN (1,574 lbf)
  • Minor Axis Strength :  8 kN (1,798 lbf)
  • Gate Opening :  20 mm (0.79 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.