Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 4
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mike The Best!
This is the best locking carabiner for guiding on the market, by far. Here's why:
1. It performs the normal functions of a pearabiner - you can use a munter hitch, rappel and belay with two ropes evenly.
2. It's light and small - but not too small to get ropes out of easily.
3. When using the ATC in Guide mode, this carabiner gives a smooth belay. other carabiners are either too thin and it is hard to pull the ropes through the device; or the carabiner is nicely round, but a huge carabiner.
4. The gate stays closed better than the Petzl Attache and other lockers on the market...but it doesn't get stuck.
August 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eric great biner
A great alternative to a heavier full size pear without much sacrifice of rope surface. I use this with a ATC Guide and a figure 8. Heat seems to transfer better on long rappels than on other I-beam lockers that are lighter. Also used a friends gri-gri and a Mammut smart and the rope surface and overall size works a well as a RockLock, (has about 1.5mm less surface on top rope surface). Overall a great pear biner.
March 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Daniel I use this biner every climb I climb.
I don't use double ropes like the other reviewer, but it seems like the pear shaped biner does what it is designed to do. This biner is designed to function differently than a round/old school biner. I use this in conjunction with my ATC Guide and GridLock biner. I own the GridLock, RockLock, Positron Locker and VaporLock. They all serve their purpose and I typically use this Mini Pearabiner to hold the rope in my ATC Guide as a belay from the top (the GridLock holds the ATC Guide to the anchor/masterpoint).
October 10, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Tony Missed details
I use this type of carabiner exclusively for belaying and rappelling. I frequently employ Autoblock belays. The inconsistent cross-sectional shape results in binding when used during auto blocking. Round is still best... All the way around... From nose to hinge.
The asymmetric shape also pulls rope into the corner. Not so good with two ropes. Again... Binds and causes friction between strands.
Good call on screw gate, size, and key lock features.
October 4, 2013