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Black Diamond Hotwire Carabiner


The Hotwire carabiner is the classic wiregate for both winter and summer. As the first to use the wiregate concept, Black Diamond opened the door for others to follow, and by God, they have. Virtually every manufacturer in the industry now has at least one option in this category and in a wide variety of shapes and sizes as well. No wonder, since the wiregate outrivals other kinds of carabiners with its reduced weight, freeze resistance, better snow performance and even safer climbing because it helps reduce the dreaded “whiplash effect.” The smooth gate operation of the Hotwire continues to allow flawless clipping in all situations, and its full size permits easy handling with gloves.