Black Diamond Equipment
The wiregate carabiner that started it all, the updated HotWire employs a cold-forged construction and features a versatile shape for all-around performance. READ MORE
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The wiregate carabiner that started it all, the updated HotWire employs a cold-forged construction and features a versatile shape for all-around performance. Learn More
DescriptionThe biner that started the wiregate revolution, the redesigned Black Diamond HotWire carabiner is an integral part of any climber's rack, even now, more than 20 years after its creation. With updated geometry and a cold-forged construction, the HotWire also features a nose shroud that prevents the wire gate from opening when interacting with the rock. Its versatile size and large rope-bearing surface make it ideal for everything from after-work sport cragging to big-wall free climbing and long alpine ice routes.
- Cold-forged construction
- Nose shroud to help prevent accidental gate opening
- Large rope-bearing surface
- Lightweight and versatile size for all-around use
- Does not freeze up in alpine conditions
- Available in single colors
Weight : 43 g (1.4 oz)
Closed Gate Strength : 24 kN (5395 lbf)
Open Gate Strength : 8 kN (1798 lbf)
Minor Axis Strength : 8 kN (1798 lbf)
Gate Opening : 25 mm (1.0 in)
HotWire Carabiner is rated out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brent from Back to the basics The 'new' hotwire seems like an updated version of the original... which is fantastic. I've still got a bunch of the first gen hotwires that have been on my rack since I bought them way back when. I'm psyched to see that BD has retooled such a good all around biner and taken it back toward its' roots. Nicely done.
Date published: 2016-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mike from Great Carabiner I bought a few of these to take up on a recent climb and they worked great. They are nice light weight but still strong carabiner. I primarily use them for my anchors because their shape helps to keep the rope off of the gate. As always with BD products, the quality is very good.
Date published: 2017-09-19