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Black Diamond Hotwire

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Weight45 g
Gate Opening (mm)25
Major Axis (kN)25

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Black Diamond Hotwire
4.3 out of 5 based on 31 user reviews.

Cred: 555
Review by rmcgibbo on Aug. 03, 2008
Gold standard wiregate. Not too expensive, not too light, not too small. The gate action is perfect.
Not too light.
WC WildWire, Trango Classic, or something lighter and more expensive (Trango Superfly).

Cred: 2643
Review by ndonaldj on Apr. 10, 2012
Classic wiregate. These are a staple in climbing. They are very durable, they are pretty stinkin light, the wire gate makes for no gate flutter, they are sexy, they are pretty cheap, and they are just an all around great non locker. They are great on quickdraws or trad gear. You could also use two of them opposed for rigging.
The only downfall of this biner is the hooked nose. I snags a little bit.
Petzl Ange

Cred: 815
Review by climbandkayak on May. 11, 2008
Cheap, strong, relatively light, nice gate action, large gate opening, BD quality
Could be lighter and a "hooded/keyless" design would be nice.

Cred: 2509
Review by livextreme41 on Aug. 09, 2009
full size, great price, good weight. I have some of these for racking and a few on alpine draws
Mammut Element. Neutrino for racking. Does the job, but smaller and lighter.

Cred: 4460
Review by jonnymtman on Mar. 10, 2009
Action, strength and price. I have these on all my quickdraws

Cred: 430
Review by sleepytom on Jan. 19, 2008
fairly lightweight, full size
DMM Spectre

Cred: 507
Review by IanW1960 on Sep. 12, 2008
Lightweight and very quick to clip.
They look a bit scary.

Cred: 316
Review by diebetes on May. 07, 2008
Has a tendency to want to cross load.

Cred: 863
Review by brownie710 on Aug. 21, 2008
light but big, nice rope surface
a little bigger than the nuetrinos

Cred: 62
Review by fb_39113982 on Apr. 19, 2008
I needed a cheap biner to hold my chalk bag while top roping...

Cred: 83
Review by fb_5800777 on Jan. 20, 2008
wire gate, size, gate action

Cred: 44
Review by fb_1568880112 on Jan. 23, 2008
not keylock

Cred: 31
Review by fb_605860537 on Mar. 31, 2008
all around good biner

Cred: 16
Review by fb_168301493 on Apr. 14, 2008
Light carabiner.

Cred: 49
Review by fb_598762461 on Apr. 19, 2008
light, get's the job done

Cred: 24
Review by Hirvimaki on Jul. 03, 2008
Nice, easy gate. Light.

Cred: 68
Review by Grivel G12 on Aug. 08, 2008
Light, perfect for alpine climbing

Cred: 169
Review by skillet on Sep. 04, 2008
make up the bulk of my trad rack, workhorse

Cred: 102
Review by Delta V on Sep. 25, 2008
Lightweight, good for racking

Cred: 22
Review by fb_73201981 on Feb. 28, 2008
great weight

Cred: 311
Review by fb_894465643 on Apr. 21, 2008
light weight

Cred: 62
Review by fb_14222531 on Jan. 18, 2008
Nice shape

Cred: 36
Review by fb_110501581 on Jan. 20, 2008
fairly light

Cred: 831
Review by stevencook on Jan. 20, 2008

Cred: 147
Review by fb_829070088 on Feb. 06, 2008
It is good...

Cred: 8
Review by fb_538740499 on Feb. 18, 2008
the best

Cred: 418
Review by snowman on Apr. 22, 2008
good stuff here

Cred: 77
Review by fb_611087715 on May. 29, 2008

Cred: 9
Review by fb_1081080029 on Feb. 01, 2008

Cred: 229
Review by Jeremiah on Feb. 03, 2008
clips well

Cred: 0
Review by fb_660634847 on Mar. 13, 2008
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