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The Black Diamond OvalWire is an lightweight carabiner for everything from big wall climbing to alpine routes. The classic oval shape is ideal for racking and eliminates dreaded 'biner shift while aid climbing. The OvalWire's wire gate cuts weight to a mere 1.6oz and resists freezing on ice climbs.

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Not perfectly oval

    Does everything you need it to, except be perfectly oval-shaped. I got a few of these because I don't like running non-loadworthy gear on my harness and needed some extra gear clips and something to hold my chalk bag. It's a little awkward for the chalk due to the shape, but it ultimately works. Other than that: super light and no issues. Love the wire gate.

    good stuff

      these are great biners i love them for racking stoppers and other bulk gear, i also love these for throwing a sling in there and making some alpine draws. they are light, cheap, sexy and the wire gates wont freeze up on you. just buy ten and have them handy!

      Since this biner isn't perfectly oval, can...

      Since this biner isn't perfectly oval, can you use it with a pulley as part of a crevasse rescue system? Would it be better to go with the regular Black Diamond oval to ensure that the load is evenly balanced? I like the wiregate a lot but in a crevasse rescue situation I'd want to maximize the efficiency of the system, and I'm not sure if this biner's "oval-ish" shape would affect that. Thanks!

      I think you misunderstand my question. I am asking about the biner you use to connect to the pulley... Not using a biner in place of a pulley. And the shape is definitely slightly more of a D when you compare this one to the standard oval BD makes. Has anyone used this for crevasse rescue?