MetoliusScrew Lock & Auto Lock Steel Carabiners

High on strength, low on price.

The Metolius Screw Lock & Auto Lock Steel Carabiners are a budget climber's dream come true. Not only are they aggressively priced to match the your wallet, their super strong steel construction is sure to last. They come with either a standard screw locker, or a twisted automatic locking style.

  • Super strong steel
  • Comes in either screw or automatic locks
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Strong Beefy Carabiner

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I'm not going to lie about these Carabiners... They are truly solid carabiners. With an ability to take 40 kn of downward force, it's hard to imagine these guys getting beat up too harshly. That being said they are quite heavier than your standard aluminum biners. Great for setting up anchors, but I'd prefer not to use them on sport pitches. Great for the price point!

handles the grit

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Perfect for running through canyons. They take a beating and don't get destroyed by sand or water.

Strong as Steel

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

These are truely strong as steel... well because they are steel. This is a solid twist gate steel carabiner. I got a few of these for setting up slackline anchors due to the added strength of the steel over aluminum. They're definitely heavier than aluminum carabiners but the added strength is well worth it!


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a mega nice steel locker at this price. Pretty dang durable and has a nice action to the gate. Not much else to say other than if you need steel lockers then these are worth considering.

Not for keys

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Wanted to use this to hold keys on my belt. A bit too complex to open for that application but probably great for climbing.

Bomber biners!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Got a pair of these biners to make a bomb-proof top rope system. They are super strong and I will be shocked if I am able to wear through them in my lifetime! The only thing to note is that they are very heavy, but that is to be expected with such high strength steel.


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I specifically use these on my slackline kit as the amount of force can get up there that you put on the system.

Surprisingly affordable for some STEEL action. Great for top rope anchors as the carabiner that the rope runs through - much more resistant to groovin.

Steel your face!