Climbing Accessories

BLACK DIAMOND Hoodwire Carabiner

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Thanks to its innovative stainless steel wire hood, the hot-forged Black Diamond HoodWire carabiner fuses keylock functionality with wiregate performance. This lightweight, unique design makes for hassle-free, snag-free clipping and...
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Thanks to its innovative stainless steel wire hood, the hot-forged Black Diamond HoodWire carabiner fuses keylock functionality with wiregate performance. This lightweight, unique design makes for hassle-free, snag-free clipping and cleaning, plus it won't freeze up in alpine conditions or suffer from gate whiplash. Thanks to its hot forged contruction, no detail on the HoodWire has been overlooked, including an optimized nose angle and a wide, rope-bearing basket radius.
  • Hot-forged construction
  • Patented, stainless steel wire hood design provides snag-free keylock functionality
  • Does not freeze up in alpine conditions
  • Weight :  37 g (1.3 oz)
  • Closed Gate Strength :  24 kN (5,395 lbf)
  • Open Gate Strength :  8 kN (1,798 lbf)
  • Minor Axis Strength :  8 kN (1,798 lbf)
  • Gate Opening :  24 mm (0.94 in)
HOODWIRE TECHNOLOGY

HOODWIRE TECHNOLOGY

HoodWire Technology brings keylock functionality to a wiregate carabiner and is now available on our legendary, redesigned Oz carabiner. Its unique, stainless steel wire hood is a simple, strong design that won’t snag when unclipping. The wire hood doesn’t trap debris that could cause an open-gate failure, and protects the nose from wear.

 
Hot Forging vs. Cold Forging

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.