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    HotWire Carabiner

    The HotWire Carabiner is Black Diamond's original wire gate carabiner, designed for climbing with lighter gear. Wire gates reduce flutter as well as weight, meaning the gate won't accidentally open after you've clipped your rope to it.

    • Black Diamond's original wire gate carabiner for climbing
    • Cold-forged construction keeps the carabiner strong
    • Wire gate reduces flutter and weight
    • Item #BLD00H8

    Tech Specs

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

    Tech Specs

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    Great for a variety of uses

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I just recently bought 4 of these carabiners. They are high quality and the wire gate is stiff enough to be safe but soft enough to be convenient. They have a 24 kilonewton major axis strength. I decided to look up the conversion of kilonewtons to pounds: these carabiners have a weight limit of over 5,000 pounds! You could support the weight of a VW bug on one of these things! That’s amazing!

    Use them for my Alpine Draws

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These are larger than the Neutrinos. As biners, they do exactly what they are supposed to. The wire gate is good, and they seem pretty strong so far. I have not had any trouble with snagging or clipping.

    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.