RockO Auto-Lock Carabiner



BRANDRock Exotica
PRODUCT TYPEOval Carabiner

The RockO is a precision-manufactured in the USA, with a pull-down gate with great action and rope-friendly surfaces. An oval carabiner helps keeps your climbing system aligned.


  • Manufacturer: Rock Exotica
  • Breaking strength: 24 kN (5,400 lb)
  • Material: aluminum
  • Dimensions: 107 x 71mm (4.2 x 2.8")
  • Gate opening: 24mm (.91")
  • Weight: 80g (2.85 oz)
  • Made in the USA

A unique feature of Rock Exotica's auto-locking carabiners is a pull-down gate. Making the first motion of opening the carabiner gate a pull-down rather than a push-up makes these carabiners easier to open one-handed, with gloves, or when reaching above the climber's head. This motion is more intuitive and natural for your hand than lifting up and away from your palm. Once you try it, you"re likely to never go back! (If you do want a push-up sleeve, that's now available in the Up-Rock Carabiners.

Features & Benefits

  • Pull-down gate
  • Superior manufacturing
  • Key-lock gate
  • Individually proof-tested
    • "Enhanced" oval optimizes strength while maintaining utility of oval shape
    • Designed to center gear and lines in middle of bend radius
    • Flattened frame with slim profile
    • Snag-resistant keylock nose design
    • Large and ergonomic angled gate opening
    • CNC machined frame ensures tight tolerances and smooth operation

Ratings & Reviews

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8/20/2023 10:44 am

Good carabiners, some issues

by Micah -

I really like these carabiners, but I have had two malfunction after less than 10 climbs on them. They didn't break, but they locked up while I was checking them after a climb. All of my other ones have worked great, but I always triple-check these now. Wesspur replaced them with no hassle.

9/30/2023 8:37 pm

Great oval

by Samantha -

Have tons of hours on these, work great. The down lock is awesome. I use oval for most climbing applications.

2/11/2024 5:31 pm

Best Carabiner

by Ian

My favourite carabiner so far. I haven't had any issues with them this far and I use them pretty regularly in my system. The easiest carabiner to operate one-handed, even for my assistant who has small hands.