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HotWire Carabiner

$7.95 USD


  • HotWire Carabiner


The biner that started the wiregate revolution, the HotWire features a versatile, hot-forged design that’s 20% lighter than the original.
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The biner that started the wiregate revolution, the HotWire features a versatile, hot-forged design that’s 20% lighter than the original. Learn More


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-forged construction
  • Nose angle opened slightly to improve clipping
  • Large rope-bearing surface
  • Same size as the original HotWire with less weight
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 stock and forge dies are heated, allows us to “move” the metal, creating more intricate shapes, such as our GridLock and Oz biners.


Tech Specs

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)
Gate Opening :   25 mm (1.0 in)

Recommended Use



Rated 5 out of 5 by 4 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Light and easy to use Light and easy to use. Need I say more? Design allows for ease of clipping (if you have ever spent time on lead trying to clip an oval shaped biner you know what I'm talking about) and relative size saves space on your harness and in your pack. May 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Classic - made better What can I say, I have larger hands, so love a bit larger biner than the neutrino or oz, and have always been a fan of the hotwire. With the new version being even lighter, it's even better. Classic! - yet still a winner. June 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Biner Ever There is a reason why a good mountain axe hasn't changed shape in a LONG time. People figured it out, and there isn't much that can be improved shape-wise (maybe just reducing weight over time with new tech/materials). That's how I feel about Hotwires....the first wiregate, and still the best. But like with the axe, weight has been pulled out over time with improvements in technology. They ain't bad lookin' either. June 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Carabiner! Very simple and lightweight! It's a little bit bigger than most non-locking biners and so the gate clearance is better. May 2, 2013
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