HotWire Carabiner

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Ultra-versatile lightweight carabiner with improved durability

The 'biner that started the wiregate revolution, the improved Black Diamond HotWire is an integral part of any climber's rack, thanks to its versatility. Equally at home on either end of a quickdraw, racking cams or on alpine slings, the HotWire excels as a multi-use wire gate carabiner. With updated geometry and a hot-forged construction—allowing BD to remove weight where it’s not needed and add material where durability is key—the updated HotWire has a deeper basket for better clipping, while the hinge-end basket is flatter to hold the webbing of quickdraws more securely. A larger rope bearing surface adds durability not only for the carabiner, but for your rope as well. We’ve also optimized the nose geometry to allow for efficient rope clipping and clipping and unclipping from bolts. The HotWire is a modern classic and ideal for everything from after-work sport cragging to big-wall free climbing and long alpine ice routes.


Brand Name:
Black Diamond
Gate Type:
Wire Gate
Carabiner Shape:
40 g (1.4 oz)
Closed Gate:
24 kN (5,395 lbf)
Minor Axis:
8 kN (1798 lbf)
Open Gate:
8 kN (1798 lbf)
Mfg Sku/Part Number:
Other Features:
• Hot-Forged for lighter-weight construction
• Larger rope-bearing surface for added durability
• Lightweight and versatile size for all-around use
• Does not freeze up in alpine conditions
• Gate Opening: 27 mm (1.06 in)

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