Black Diamond Equipment
HotWire Carabiner 2nd
The wiregate carabiner that started it all, the updated HotWire employs a cold-forged construction and features a versatile shape for all-around performance. These carabiners feature minor cosmetic flaws that in no way affect the use or safety of the carabiner, typically the anodization is a little off color. 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. These carabiners feature minor cosmetic flaws that in no way affect the use or safety of the carabiner, typically the anodization is a little off color. 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. These carabiners feature minor cosmetic flaws that in no way affect the use or safety of the carabiner, typically the anodization is a little off color.
- 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)
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HotWire Carabiner 2nd is rated out of 5 by 4.
Rated 4 out of 5 by GDTURN from BASIC BINER FOR SENDING WIREGATE GREAT FOR ICE. SIZE GREAT FOR ROPE MANAGEMENT AND QUICK CLIPPING DRAWS. GREAT SIZE AND WEIGHT RATIO, HOWEVER THIS IS NOT THE LIGHTEST OR MOST COMPACT IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR WEIGHT SAVING. CHEAP. GRAB A BUNCH AND EXPLORE!
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ted S from Solid Gate Carabiner, Little Larger Than Expected Not much to say about a Carabiner except that it gets the job done and seems to have a solid build quality. Photos looked a little smaller than the actual size which isn't a bad thing but worth noting. Nothing special, nothing lacking.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ma Ja from All good, except for a quickdraw's rope side These are beefy, stout carabiners that I'd certainly trust with my life and work really well and have a large basket, but their pretty heavy and the NON-Hoodwire design makes them really bad for cleaning routes if you use them on the rope side. As with most things, there's a trade off to using these. Overall, if you're aware of the nose and weight and don't care for your usage, then there's absolutely nothing wrong with them.
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by Aaron from Perfect carabiner In these times of ever shrinking carabiners, I have to say this is still my favorite clip for trad climbing. Its a touch lighter than the neutrino, and has the nice gate shield to reduce snagging on wires and hangers and such. Bust most of all, its not too dainty that my fingers get stuck in the gate opening, a big problem with lots of the newer ultralight clips on the market today. Also, it has enough metal in the basket part fo the carabiner that it wont wear out a rope groove after a couple of lower-offs from a long route.
Date published: 2017-05-26