Hotwire Carabiner

The wiregate carabiner that started it all, the updated HotWire employs a cold-forged construction and features a versatile shape for all-around performance.

Weight :  43 g (1.4 oz)

Closed Gate Strength :  24 kN (5395 lbf)
Open Gate Strength :  8 kN (1798 lbf)
Minor Axis Strength :  8 kN (1798 lbf)
Gate Opening :  25 mm (1.0 in)


  • USD: $ 6.50


The biner that started the wiregate revolution, the redesigned Black Diamond HotWire carabiner is an integral part of any climber’s rack, even now, more than 20 years after its creation. With updated geometry and a cold-forged construction, the HotWire also features a nose shroud that prevents the wire gate from opening when interacting with the rock. Its versatile size and large rope-bearing surface make it ideal for everything from after-work sport cragging to big-wall free climbing and long alpine ice routes.

  • Cold-forged construction
  • Nose shroud to help prevent accidental gate opening
  • Large rope-bearing surface
  • Lightweight and versatile size for all-around use
  • Does not freeze up in alpine conditions
  • Available in single colors


Black Diamond

Additional information


43 g (1.4 oz)

Closed Gate Strength

24 kN (5395 lbf)

Open Gate Strength

8 kN (1798 lbf)

Minor Axis Strength

8 kN (1798 lbf)

Gate Opening

25 mm (1.0 in)


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