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Black Diamond HoodWire Carabiner


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    13 Reviews


    Put a hood on that wire.

    Clip Black Diamond's HoodWire Carabiner to cams and quickdraws for weight-savings and a completely convenient climbing experience. HoodWire technology places a hood over the gate's hook to eliminate snagging. Black Diamond coordinated each carabiner's color to match each Camalot.

    • HoodWire technology
    • Item #BLD00H4

    Tech Specs

    Gate Type
    Major Axis Strength
    24 kN
    Minor Axis Strength
    8 kN
    Open Gate Strength
    8 kN
    Gate Opening
    24 mm
    Claimed Weight
    1.3 oz
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    Ouch, sharp and snag-prone

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Bummer, I really like the idea/design of the Hoodwire. Unfortunately, all of mine (about 16) have very sharp, slightly protruding wire-gate ends. I have both orange and black, and they all have this problem. The sharp piece of metal snags my slings, and even produces and occasional shallow cut on my fingers. Most other wire-gate carabiners that I own have a slight recess where the wire-gate terminates, preventing this problem. However, my CAMP Nanos also have this same issue. Glad everyone else is happy with theirs, maybe I just received a few bad batches.

    Get er done

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Picked up a couple of these to add to the rack for use in winter for ski mountaineering. Light and tough. Really happy with them. Will certainly keep using them into the summer! I love the hoodwire because it makes it so smooth not having anything to catch and get snagged!

    Work Horse

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This carabiner is a workhorse! It's super strong for a wire gate and the hood wire design is stellar when you need to unclip in a hurry, it doesn't get stuck on the webbing of a cam like the posiwire or neutrino carabiners do. I'd definitley recommend this workhorse to any climber looking to upgrade their rack!

    Worth the Extra Cost

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    If you have finagled with getting a carabiner off your harness, out of a sling, off a clip or rope then these are at least worth a shot. I only bought one to try it out and I'm always relieved when i get to use it because I know there will be no finagling. Will end up cycling out old biners for this in the future.

    Hard Not to Love

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The Black Diamond Hoodwire is a go-to. While not the lightest biners out there, for you weight watchers or alpine hard(wo)men, everything else about them is first class. They're solidly made, with a medium sized wire gate opening. Color coded to match your BD pro, and the hood wire is so smooth and convenient when clipping and unclipping, I always seem to reach for these whenever I can.

    Buy all of them

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    You're leading a trad route and you go to place a nut, damn f'ing carabiner is snagging on the wire. Ugh I'm pumping out, this sucks. Great, now I'm dropping nuts and shaking like a little bitch. If I can't get his piece placed I'm going to fall and it's all because my carabiner is snagging. Well not anymore. These woodworks are super sweet, they slide on and off nuts, slings, and other pieces of gear like butter. They won't help you when you're getting scared and bitching out on lead, but they do take away one piece of frustration, haha. I have over 30 of these biners and use them for everything.

    Great Functional Carabiner

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Needless to say I love this carabiner. Whether you are using it to rack your keys on your waist or using it to rack all your cams for a big wall climb this carabiner holds up and is easy to use.

    I personally use the Hoodwire Carabiner for both my alpine draws and for racking BD cams on my harness and sling. I really like that the carabiners are color coded with each of Black Diamonds' cams. Looking down on a long route and trying to find the right piece/ stay organized on the wall becomes seemless instead of a burden and time consuming. But by far my favorite feature is the covered gate. Now instead of the tooth of the carabiner catching as you go to remove it from the wall, harness or your sling, you can easily slide it off everything it is attached to.

    I also really like the versatility of the carabiner. This carabiner is right at home in either a summer or winter accent. They are nice and light to not weigh down your rack for a long climb or alpine route. You also don't have to worry about the gate filling up with ice during those winter climbing missions. Simply this carabiner cannot be stopped and now you won't have to either.

    Great design

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    If you're looking for a medium lightweight workhorse carabiner look no further. These things are awesome for any type of climbing as they're small enough to not make a trad rack to heavy, but big enough to clip quickly when you're pumped on a sport route.

    Best quick draws ever with this one.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The black diamond hoodwire is one of the best carabiners I have every used. I bought this in a six pack which came with assorted colors. The pack of six is an awesome buy and allows you to fully customize your draws to whatever length/color you want, all while knowing that they are backed by an amazing biner at each end.

    Unfortunately, the package deal isn't on the site at the moment, but my love for the carabiner still stands. The clipping action is very smooth, meaning you do not waste any energy clipping when you are pumped out of your mind. The metal hood covering the nose (for which this carabiner is named) makes this easy to unclip from and remove from the wall. This is quite unlike other biners which have a hooked nose with no cover and can be a huge hassle to remove from the bolt hanger.