DETAILSThe No-Twist belay loop exclusive on CAMP harnesses is one great way to help eliminate cross-loading during belays. But what do you do if you don't own a CAMP harness? You opt for the HMS Belay Lock. This patented carabiner features a small inner gate that closes over the belay loop once the biner is in its optimal position for belaying or rappelling. The inner gate prevents the biner from rotating and voila! The potential for cross-loading is virtually eliminated.
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- Patented design locks the carabiner in place on the belay loop to help prevent dangerous cross-loading
- The inner gate extends entirely from side to side for maximum security and uses the same spring as the main gate to keep it closed
- A dimple on the spine creates an additional catch for the inner gate
- Keylock closure for snag-free rigging
- Specs: Weight: 75 g, 2.7 oz, Major Axis: 23 kN, Minor Axis: 8 kN, Open Gate: 8 kN, Gate Opening: 23 mm
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Overall Rating1 Reviews
It definitely solves the flipping belay carabiner problem. I find it works extra-well if you face the gate away from your brake hand. (e.g. when holding the braking strand of the rope with you're right hand, set up this biner on your belay loop with the gate facing left.)\n\nMy biggest complaint is that sometimes the small plastic gate can be really sticky, and require a decent yank to open. It's an annoyance near the end of a strenuous climbing day when my hands and forearms feel especially weak. I have two of these biners, the gate is fine on one and really sticky on the other. You could just leave it on your belay loop at all times rather than deal with opening the gate, I've climbed a lot with it there rather than stored on a gear loop and it's never been in the way.\n\nI wishlist feature I'd add would be some red coloring on the metal gate to visually indicate if the screw sleeve is up (locked) or down (unlocked.) I easily added this myself with some red nail polish.