locking-carabinersBlack Diamond - RockLock Screwgate - Climbing Carabiner
locking-carabinersBlack Diamond - Gridlock Screwgate - Climbing Carabiner
locking-carabinersEdelrid - Oval Power 2500 Triple - Climbing Carabiner
Locking Gate Carabiners
Locking carabiners have gates that can be locked once closed in order to add safety and prevent accidental gate openings. They either provide a manual (a.k.a. screw-lock) or auto-locking system.
With screw-lock the climber is require to manually screw the sleeve onto the gate to lock it.
Auto-lock carabiners however lock as soon as the gate is closed.
When using a belay or rappel device it is recommended to use a locking carabiner. You should also consider using them at belay stations and at critical protection placements for more peace of mind.
Locking gate adds security
Heavier than other styles