Black Diamond HoodWire

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Before you start frantically slapping at your freakishly light harness and wondering where your hardware is, give a quick twist and listen for the telltale jangle of your trusty Black Diamond Carabiner bumping into your ATC. At a slim 37 grams each, these tiny wiregates boast the strength ratings of typical burly 'biners but won't pull your harness and pants off with the extra weight. In fact, you may not even notice them at all.


The Black Diamond HoodWire wiregate carabiner features a patent-pending, stainless-steel wire hood that keeps the 'biner from snagging on slings and bolt hangers.


Thanks to its innovative stainless steel wire hood, the hot-forged Black Diamond HoodWire carabiner fuses keylock functionality with wiregate performance. This lightweight, unique design makes for hassle-free, snag-free clipping and cleaning, plus it won't freeze up in alpine conditions or suffer from gate whiplash. Thanks to its hot forged construction, no detail on the HoodWire has been overlooked, including an optimized nose angle and a wide, rope-bearing basket radius.


Black Diamond HoodWire Carabiner FEATURES of the Black Diamond HoodWire Carabiner Hot-forged construction Patent-pending, stainless steel wire hood design doesn't snag Lightweight and excellent size for all-around use Does not freeze up in alpine conditions SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond HoodWire Carabiner Weight: 1.3 oz / 37 g Close Gate Strength: 5,395 lbf / 24 kN Open Gate Strength: 1,798 lbf / 8 kN Minor Axis Strength: 1,798 lbf / 8 kN Gate Opening: 0.94in. / 24 mm ALL CLIMBING SALES ARE FINAL.

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