Black Diamond HotWire
Source: bought it new
A good, basic carabiner.
- Large enought for trad
- Light enough for sport
- Good for general use
- Good gate action
- For pure sport, I would go lighter.
I think of these as a lighter replacement for my old standard ovals or Ds, primarily for long slings. These have a good feel. A good all purpose carabiner.
This is my standard carabiner on my rack because it has a great feel and an excellent gate opening. The feel of the carabiner in hand is good for intuitive clipping which I prefer because I don't want to spend more time than I need to put in my protection.
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The world's first wiregate carabiner for climbers, the Black Diamond HotWire has been revamped with an updated, 20% ligher hot-forged design. Its optimal size-to-weight ratio, flat gate-to-rope interface and resistance to freezing up in alpine conditions all ensure its continued popularity.
The Black Diamond HotWire carabiner started the wiregate revolution. It remains an all-season, all-around favorite worldwide because of its optimal size-to-weight ratio. Hot-forged construction Nose angle opened slightly to improve clipping Does not freeze up in alpine conditions
The Black Diamond HotWire Carabiner started the wiregate revolution, and now it returns with a fresh, hot-forged design that makes it 20 percent lighter and helps streamline your rack even further. A slighltly widened nose angle improves clipping and the large rope-bearing surface helps you build anchors and manage multiple lines with ease.
Black Diamond HotWire Carabiner DECENT FEATURES of the Black Diamond HotWire Carabiner Hot-forged construction Nose angle opened slightly to improve clipping Large rope-bearing surface Same size as the original HotWire with 20% less weight Does not freeze up in alpine conditions The SPECS of the Black Diamond HotWire Carabiner Weight: 1.3 oz / 37 g Closed Gate Strength: 5,395 lbf / 24 kN Open Gate Strength: 2,023 lbf / 9 kN Minor Axis Strength: 1,574 lbf / 7 kN Gate Opening: 1.0in. / 25 mm ALL CLIMBING SALES ARE FINAL.