The world's first
wiregate carabiner for climbers.
The Black Diamond HotWire has been revamped
with an updated, 20% lighter hot-forged design.
Its optimal size-to-weight
ratio, flat gate-to-rope interface and resistance
to freezing up in alpine
conditions all ensure its continued popularity
HOT FORGING VS. COLD FORGING
We use two different
forging methods to build carabiners—hot and cold forging.
Each has its benefits
and using both allows us to achieve the
best possible shape, size and strength
for each carabiner’s intended use.
HOT FORGING, a process where both the rod
and forge dies are heated, allows us to “move” the metal,
intricate shapes, such as our GridLock and Oz biners.
Weight: 37 g (1.3 oz)
Closed Gate Strength: 24 kN (5,395 lbf)
Open Gate Strength: 9 kN (2,023 lbf)
Minor Axis Strength: 7 kN (1,574 lbf)
Opening: 25 mm (1.0 in)