CAMP Photon Lock

Photon Lock

Name:CAMP Photon Lock
Category:screw lock
Locking Type:manual
Unlock Style:gate stopped - unknown
Sleeve Rotation:630° (unlocked) | 960° (maximum)
Shape:asymmetric D
Nose Guard:none
Gate Shield:full
Weight:45.3 g
Dimensions:Length: 101.84 mm
Width: 60.14 mm
Depth (basket end): 9.46 mm
Gate Opening: 18.26 mm
Strength Ratings:Major Axis: 23 kN | Minor Axis: 8 kN | Gate Open: 9 kN
Other Markings:Laser: PHOTON LOCK (camp2022-logo) (caution-triangle-negative) | read (ratings) (ce-logo)0123 EN 12275: 2013Ⓑ Pat. Pend. 09 21 AB 2564
Batch Marking Location:hinge-right
Msrp:$12.95 (2023)
Summary:high-quality lightweight screwlocker
Description & Commentary:

CAMP claims (in 2023) that the (non-locking) Photon is the lightest solid gate carabiner on the market. Although the Photon Lock version is not the lightest locking carabiner, it is extremely light for the size - making it very usable in practice.

The design includes other user-friendly features such as an unlocked indicator, locking sleeve ridges for easy unlocking, and a smooth narrow nose which aids in clipping (and unclipping) from crowded anchor points.

A slightly recessed straight section combined with the asymmetric D shape encourages the hand to cradle the carabiner, offsetting the challenge of handling the spine's narrow ridge (4.9mm).

Overall, this is a high-quality screw locking carabiner, well representative of top-tier climbing carabiners in 2023.

Manufacturer Color:gun metal
Technical Notice:Technical Notice