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The HotWire Carabiner is Black Diamond's original wire gate carabiner, designed for climbing lightly. Wire gates reduce flutter as well as weight, meaning the gate won't accidentally open after you've clipped your rope to it.
- Wire gate
- Item #BLD00H8
- Q & A
Exactly what you think
I bought a few of these to make my own alpine draws, and they work perfect. I've got larger hands, and Hotwires, as opposed to neutrinos or smaller biners, make clipping and handling these really nice. The only downside to these are if you're using them for trad, wires can apparently get snagged on the nose, though that hasn't happened to me yet.
Great for cams
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
These carabiners are perfect for the C4 camalots. The color compliments the cams perfectly, they are a great size, not too heavy and they are nice and easy to clip. I personally like the camp usa photon more but these are still a great carabiner.