Black Diamond Creates Magnetron Carabiner

Posted By: The Ski Channel on July 27, 2011 2:21 pm

Black Diamond new carabiner revolutionizes rock-climbing technology yet again.  Black Diamond has always been a company that advances the sport from the world first ever wiregate to the crossload-eliminating belay carabiner.  The new superhero sounding Magnetron TechnologyTM creates a safe locking carabiner.

The new technology uses magnets to lock instead of twistlocks or screwlocks.  There is a magnetic attraction to steel bit in the nose that keep two independent arms locked.  The arms must be depressed for the gate to loose the magnetic attraction and open.

This new technology will be available to the public July 2012.

Here is a video on the basics of the new technology.

More information can be found at

Magnetron Technology: The reinvention of the auto-locking carabiner, coming July 2012 from Black Diamond Equipment on Vimeo.