Black Diamond Hotwire Quickdraw

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Black Diamond HotWire Quickdraw.
The Black Diamond HotWire is a versatile biner to increase your efficiency in climbing. This offers a fast, super-smooth clipping of ropes during climbing or any rope intensive activity. The Positron's keylock gate won't catch on bolts or stoppers, making it snag-free. The lightweight HotWire's large gate opening and basket size make clipping a breeze. The durable Dynex dogbone that features a straightjacket insert keeps the bottom biner in its optimal position. This piece of equipment allow the climbing rope to run freely through bolt anchors or other protection while leading. This eliminates gate flutter and it won t freeze up in alpine or cold temperate areas. The intricate shape, size and strength ratings make this item a must-have in your outdoor backpack. This Black Diamond HotWire Quickdraw set lets you climb, clip, and clean with ease. Get it now.
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Key Features.


  • The Black Diamond HotWire Quickdraw set is available in a 12cm length
  • Hot-forged HotWire 'biner is 20% lighter than previous versions, yet maintains the same easy-to-use size of the original HotWire


  • 14 mm Dynex dogbone is light, durable, and easy to grab
  • Rubber Straitjacket™ insert in runner loop keeps the bottom carabiner in proper orientation for easier and more efficient clipping
  • Nitron's keylock nose eases clipping and cleaning
  • Always read and understand the warnings and instructions that accompany your gear.**
  • Hot-forged Nitron 'biner features an ergonomic, hot-forged gate for easy clipping; keylock gate won't snag on protection, slings or bolt hangers
  • Equipped with a 14 mm Dynex dogbone with Straitjacket
  • The straitjacket system of the 10 mm Dynex dogbone facilitates easy clipping and won't snag on protection, slings, or bolt hangers
  • HotWire's wiregate eliminates gate flutter and won't freeze up
  • Nose angle on the HotWire has been opened slightly to improve the ease of clipping
  • Large rope-bearing surface and flat gate-to-rope interface for smooth clipping
  • Its large internal space and interface make it easier to grab
  • Straight-gate Nitron 'biner on top and a hot-forged HotWire® 'biner on bottom are linked by a 14mm Dynex dogbone runner, creating a strong and light quickdraw

The Black Diamond HotWire Quickdraw knows all about that special connection between two individuals who are just meant to be together. The individuals in question? A hot-forged Nitron straight-gate carabiner and a hot-forged HotWire carabiner, held together by the sheer power of opposites attracting (and a 14mm Dynex dogbone, which also features a straitjacket insert). The Nitron also brings its snag-free, hassle-free functionality to the quickdraw, while the HotWire offers a large rope-bearing surface and a flat gate-to-rope interface for optimal use.

FEATURES of the Black Diamond HotWire Quickdraw.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond HotWire Quickdraw.
With a fully hot-forged construction, the HotWire Quickdraw features a keylock Nitron biner on top for snag-free cleaning, and a wiregate HotWire carabiner on bottom for fast, super-smooth clipping. Black Diamond connected a hot-forged Nitron straight-gate biner and a hot-forged HotWire carabiner to create the light, versatile and smooth clipping Black Diamond HotWire Quickdraw. The snag-free keylock Nitron takes the hassle out of cleaning routes, and the HotWire`s large rope-bearing surface and flat gate-to-rope interface make for smooth clipping in any climbing application. The light, durable 14 mm Dynex dogbone also features a Straitjacket insert to keep the bottom biner in the optimal clipping position.

• HotWire`s wiregate eliminates gate flutter and won`t freeze up.
• Nitron`s keylock nose eases clipping and cleaning.
• Weight: 91 g, 3.2 oz.
• Closed Gate Strength: [Top] 24 kN, 5395 lbf; [Bottom] 24 kN, 5395 lbf.
• Open Gate Strength: [Top] 8 kN, 1798 lbf; [Bottom] 8 kN, 1798 lbf.
• Minor Axis Strength: [Top] 8 kN, 1798 lbf; [Bottom] 7 kN, 1574 lbf.
• Gate Opening: [Top] 22 mm, 0.86 in; [Bottom] 25 mm, 1.0 in.
• Dogbone/Runner Strength: 22 kN, 4946 lbf.
*All sales final on climbing gear, due to the nature of the sport.*
Black Diamond designed the versatile HotWire Quickdraw to meet all your clipping needs. By combining a HotWire carabiner and Nitron straight-gate 'biner, Black Diamond achieved a lightweight and smooth-clipping combo. With the HotWire's large rope-bearing surface and the snag-free keylock design of the Nitron, climbers can clip away with security and ease. Thanks to a Straightjacket rubber gasket, clipping 'biner orientation is maintained so you don't waste time and energy fumbling with the gate.
In the case of the Black Diamond Hotwire Quickdraw, the whole is more than the sum of its parts. On top you have the straight-gate Nitron carabiner with an ergonomic hot-forged gate for snag-free clipping. On the bottom of the Hotwire Quickdraw, you have the hot-forged Hotwire carabiner, with a large rope-bearing surface and a flat gate-to-rope interface for efficient clips. The two are linked by a Dynex dogbone runner with a special insert that keeps both carabiners in line and ready to use.

Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)
Black Diamond connected a hot-forged Nitron straight-gate biner and hot-forged HotWire carabiner to create the light, versatile, and smooth-clipping HotWire Quickdraw.

Country of Origin: Imported

Al's Sports
Optimized for all-around climbing, the Black Diamond HotWire features a Positron top biner and a HotWire bottom biner separated by our new 10 mm Dynex dogbone with the Straitjacket System. The Positron's keylock gate won't catch on bolts or stoppers while the HotWire's large gate opening and basket size make clipping a breeze.

The lightweight Black Diamond HotWire® quickdraw set lets you climb, clip and clean with ease.


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Carabiner Type:Wire Gate Biner
Closed Gate Strength:[Top] 24 kN, 5395 lbf; [Bottom] 24 kN, 5395 lbf
Dogbone:14 mm Dynex dogbone is light, durable and easy to grab
Dogbone/Runner Strength:22 kN / 4,946 lbf
Gate Opening:22 mm (top); 25 mm (bottom)
Gate Opening Measurement:[Top] 22 mm, 0.86 in; [Bottom] 25 mm, 1.0 in
Gate Type:Straight
Gate opeining:Top - 22 mm / 0.86 in
Gate open clearance:22 / 25 millimeters
Length:12 cm
Major Axis Strength (Closed):24 kN (top); 24 kN (bottom)
Major Axis Strength (Open):8 kN (top; 8 kN (bottom)
Major Axis kN:Top: 24 kN; Bottom: 24 kN
Material:Aluminum, Dyneema
Minor Axis Strength:[Top] 8 kN, 1798 lbf; [Bottom] 7 kN, 1574 lbf
Minor Axis kN:Top: 8 kN; Bottom: 7 kN
Open Gate Strength:[Top] 8 kN, 1798 lbf; [Bottom] 8 kN, 1798 lbf
Open Strength kN:Top: 8 kN; Bottom: 8 kN
Runner/Dogbone Strength:22 kN, 4946 lbf
Strength major axis closed:24 / 24 kilonewtons
Strength major axis open:8 / 9 kilonewtons
Strength minor axis:8 / 7 kilonewtons
Weight:3.2 oz / 91 g
Weight (Grams):91 g
Width:14 mm
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Black Diamond Hotwire Quickdraw Reviews:


Great Quickdraw

This is a good all around quickdraw. Im glad BD upgraded the dogbone width from 10mm to 14mm. Visually the quickdraw assures me that it will perform it's job easily. The wider dogbone also prevents the quickdraw from twisting making it easire to clip in the rope and also grab the runner when resting.

I prefer the solid straight gate/wire gate quickdraw combo. the keynose of the nitron biner makes it really easy to clip in and out of bolt hangers. There are also grooves on the nitron gate which makes handling a dream. The hot wire gate is so smooth and easy to clip in the rope. Sometimes it is so smooth that the gate doesn't even make a noise when clipping. The large and roomy size and wide gates on both biners make clipping and holding knots easier. The bright orange finish makes identifying the route quick and just looks really cool.

As far as weight is concerned, I am not comparing these to the extremely lightweight quickdraws like the wildcountry helium and madrock ultralight. It is a lighter carabiner compared to the petzl express draw and other draws with 14mm wide dogbones or nylon dogbones.

Probably the only downside I would have to say about this quickdraw is that Black Diamond does not offer this in an 18mm length version. I have 18 quickdraws and I modified 6 of them and replaced the dogbones with a petzl 17mm runner.

If you are looking for an all around Quickdraw for a very good midrange price and don't want to spend $18+ on each quickdraw then the Black Diamond Hotwire Quickdraw is a very solid choice.

(I bought all my quickdraws on sale for about $13 each)
Brian Climb Stuff at REI on 03/03/2013

These are great quickdraws. The nitron 'biner on the top is pretty light for a full size cylinder-gate, and is super easy to handle (fits nice in the hand). It is basically just a lighter, overall smoother and better version of the BD positron (and you all know how solid those puppies are). The hotwire has about the smoothest gate on any wire gate 'biner around, making for some easy clips when you're pumped out of your mind. The dogbone, after BD upped it to 14mm, is surprisingly easy to grab, and doesn't twist. The 10mm was too skinny in the past for anything but superlight 'draws like the oz, but these seem to bridge the gap between the fat and the super skinny dogbones. Not the absolute lightest draw out there, but still really light, and they just feel good in the hand and in use. Highly recommended!

Alex Chocholousek at on 04/12/2011

These are the only draws i have ever owned. My friends have tried lots of different options, and i still prefer mine. The keylock nose on the bolt side is a must for cleaning steep climbs, and the wire gate clips very well. The biners are not so small that they're annoying to clip, but not so big to be clunky on your rack.
I have the old, skinnier dog bones, but love them and have had no issues with durability. Only after 6 seasons have the started to show even small amounts of wear. I plan on replacing my old set with a new set when the time comes.

Chris Huntley at on 06/11/2013

Great piece of climbing equipment, they keep people off the ground! The only thing I don't like about them and the reason I use Petzl draws now is because when you use these on an overhanging climb where the draw is hanging freely, they are not stable. They twist really easy, granted mine have been on their fair share of climbs, but it's the only thing I personally don't like. I know BD does make draws with wider dogbones - who knows, maybe for this reason. I do think it could be I just need to replace the dogbones and problem solved!

Mike Cushing at on 06/18/2012

These are great quickdraws. My #1 is the Petzl Spirit draws and my #2 is the BD LiveWire. These are a fantastic quickdraw, however, for $5 cheaper than the previous 2 mentioned... making this my favorite "high-end/still sort-of value" quickdraw. Only 4 stars because of a lack of sling size choices, and the fact that the Dyneema slings tend to twist in certain situations. They clip smooth and crisp and the orange looks dang sexy on the wall. I'd recommend these to anyone looking to upgrade to solid, higher-end quickdraws that wont completely break the bank.

Tighe Cordry at on 06/19/2013

People will tell you to get the petzl spirit set for sport climbing. I like the spirit but honestly I think its a toss up with these new hotwire sets. I prefer a wiregate for rope clips so this is a great set up for me. I have a few spirit/hotwire combos as well but I love the new nitron biner so this set is perfect. Also, I think the dogbones on these hotwires are a perfect thickness. You also save 5-6 bucks a quickdraw when you go black diamond. These are my standard sport draw.

Robb Anglesey at on 09/30/2011

I picked a few of these up not realizing at first how different they are, but I was more than pleased. They are super lightweight and one of the easiest draws to clip with as well. The dogbone is also great, very easy to grab and doesn't have the tendency to twist up compared to the thinner ones. If I had the money I would I buy 100. Overall a great product, and the orange is just a kick butt color too!

Victoria H. at on 02/29/2012

Love these quickdraws!

I really love the BD Hotwire draws for sport climbing. They have a smooth action on both ends and nice, big gates for fast and positive clipping. Since the top biner is a keynose, it's easy to remove these from overhanging routes (although keynose draws are becoming the new standard). Overall, a great draw that has been with me on many fun sends.
ichris at REI on 11/11/2011

Upgraded to these bad boys this spring to replace my old wildcountry wild-wire's. I am really impressed with the thicker dogbone. It adds to the handling of the draw, but doesn't add much extra weight. These draws are perfect if you are a multi-faceted climber who is climbing trad one day, and sport the next. I definitely recommend these draws!

Greg Gavin at on 05/07/2011

These draws make good use for stick clipping in fact that's about all I use the one of theses that I have. If you end up taking it further up the route don't worry its just about as heavy as the hood wire draws or any other black diamond draws.

Adam D. at on 08/05/2013