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Product Highlights:

  • Patent-pending design
  • Hot-forged construction
  • I-beam spine
  • Easy-to-use
  • Screwgate sleeve

About Black Diamond Gridlock Screwgate

Black Diamond Gridlock Screwgate
Climb safe and with ease using the Black Diamond Gridlock Screwgate. Created using a revolutionary, patent-pending design by Black Diamond s in-house hot forge, the Gridlock eliminates the dangers of cross loading. It is specifically designed with an intuitive, easy-to-use gridlock which isolates the belay loop behind its uniquely shaped gate to keep the carabiner in its proper orientation. For maximum strength and smooth rope feeding, it is equipped with Gridlock s I-beam spine that transitions into a large, rounded rope-bearing surface. With Black Diamond Gridlock Screwgate, you ll never have to deal with a shifting, cross-loaded belay carabiner again.

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Black Diamond Gridlock Screwgate Features

  • This screwgate weighs at 2.7oz so it will not add much to your load
  • The patent-pending design eliminates the dangers of cross loading
  • Quality product is ensured because it is built by Black Diamond's in-house hot forge
  • I-beam spine provides maximum strength and smooth rope feeding
  • It is specifically created with an easy-to-use Gridlock for belaying
  • The screwgate sleeve is designed to avoid shifting

Black Diamond Gridlock Screwgate Specifications

Weight
2.7 oz
Minor Axis Strength
1,574 lb/f
Open Gate Strength
1,798 lbf
Closed Gate Strength
4.946 lb/f
Gate Opening
.83"
Hot-forged construction
Yes
Screwgate sleeve
Yes
Recommended Use
Climbing
Carabiner type
Locking carabiner
Gate type
Screw-lock
Weight [with packaging]
0.35 lb
Mfr #
SKU
BKDGS

Gridlock Screwgate Customer Reviews

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Black Diamond Gridlock Screwgate
 
4.8

(based on 19 reviews)

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So thankful manufacturers are finally addressing crossloading

I look at normal carabiners as the weak link in the climbing chain because of the possibility of cross loading. At one point I even went so far as to use a steel biner...Read complete review

I look at normal carabiners as the weak link in the climbing chain because of the possibility of cross loading. At one point I even went so far as to use a steel biner with a 53kn rating until I found out it had the same 7kn cross loaded strength. Then I started wrapping surveyor tape around the biner and belay loop to keep it oriented properly, etc. THANK YOU MANUFACTURERS FOR FINALLY ADDRESSING CROSSLOADING! Do I think the gridlock is perfect? Not yet, but I also don't have any opinion on how to improve the design to perfection. The little tail can get caught on stuff and make the gate difficult to open or close. Also, it is very important that you check the location of the belay loop when you lock the gate just to make sure it is in the small eyelet portion of the biner before belaying, EVERY TIME. It is possible that the gate tail could lever the belay loop into the main carabiner opening creating a guaranteed crossload scenario. A super easy check but worth doing every time with this biner (see video.) Don't take this above criticism as a reason not to purchase the gridlock. I will be buying more here soon as I think they are great! You can check belay loop location, you can't check crossloading. I actually don't want anyone belaying me without one. Check this youtube link for a short video I made describing this. http://youtu.be/nrDpjH8YgIM

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A little less than what I hoped for

I bought this caribiner because I got tired of my RockLock's tendency to crossload, and because I wanted a belay setup that I could trust an inexperienced climber with. The GridLock solves both of...Read complete review

I bought this caribiner because I got tired of my RockLock's tendency to crossload, and because I wanted a belay setup that I could trust an inexperienced climber with. The GridLock solves both of those problems beautifully; however, in practice, the actual operation was far less elegant than I had hoped. When the gate opens it leaves very little clearance for the rope, to the point where if I'm doing a double-rope rappel, it's honestly a bit of a pain to get the thing in and out. I'm glad I have this piece of gear and love the extra safety, but if I could go back, I probably would have bought the VaporLock or the RockLock for the extra versatility.

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3.0

A little less than what I hoped for

By Jeff

from Utah, USA

Comments about Black Diamond Gridlock Screwgate:

I bought this caribiner because I got tired of my RockLock's tendency to crossload, and because I wanted a belay setup that I could trust an inexperienced climber with. The GridLock solves both of those problems beautifully; however, in practice, the actual operation was far less elegant than I had hoped. When the gate opens it leaves very little clearance for the rope, to the point where if I'm doing a double-rope rappel, it's honestly a bit of a pain to get the thing in and out. I'm glad I have this piece of gear and love the extra safety, but if I could go back, I probably would have bought the VaporLock or the RockLock for the extra versatility.

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4.0

stays in place, never crossloads

By Todd

from Rangely, CO 81648, USA

Comments about Black Diamond Gridlock Screwgate:

I use these to belay, for my young daugheters to belay each other, and for ascending ropes. They never rotate and cross load with an elegant design over the others out there. Only fault is that the bottom loop is too small to use on an alpine bod harnesses two loops. Better for wet ice climbing than the magnatron version.

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5.0

The best for rope ascension and belays

By Todd

from Rangely, CO 81648, USA

Comments about Black Diamond Gridlock Screwgate:

In jumaring up lines in caves, etc I have always had issues with my waist carabiner rotating while unweighted and moving up the rope, and then catching and crossloading. I had to try this as soon as I saw it and it answered all my wishes. Great for stability during rope ascents, and I love it for belaying too. My only gripe is it doesn't have a large enough bottom loop to work well on my BD alpine bod harness. For beginners to belaying etc, I also love this as it eases my mind with its lack of crossloading potential. My young daughters exclusively use this on their harness when I take them out.

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5.0

Overall: exccellant

By eric

from Undisclosed

Comments about Black Diamond Gridlock Screwgate:

Working at a rock gym I use it quite often and it has been great. I do not have to worry about it cross loading or coming unscrewed ever.

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5.0

A Simple, Elegant Solution

By Josh

from Canada

Comments about Black Diamond Gridlock Screwgate:

Love love love this carabiner. It fits well in the hand, is simple to use, while giving peace of mind that the biner will stay where it should, when it should. I would like it if BD make a larger version as well for other uses than belay.

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