Black Diamond HotWire Quickdraw-12 cm - Black Diamond HotWire Rock Climbing Quickdraw - The Hotwire Quickdraw by Black Diamond is designed to let you climb and clip with ease. A hot-forged Nitron straight-gate biner and a hot-forged HotWire carabiner create the light, versatile and smooth clipping 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. So if you are in the market for a versatile and easy clipping quickdraw, your search has ended with the Hotwire Quickdraw by Black Diamond.
Equipped with a 10 mm Dynex dogbone with Straitjacket
HotWire's wiregate eliminates gate flutter and won't freeze up
14 mm Dynex dogbone is light, durable and easy to grab
Flat gate-to-rope interface
Weight 3.2 oz (91 grams)
Large internal space to accommodate both finger and rope
Nitron's keylock nose eases clipping and cleaning
Hot-forged Nitron straight-gate carabiner on top and hot-forged HotWire carabiner on bottom
Optimized for all-around climbing, the Black Diamond HotWire Quickdraw features a Positron top biner and a hot-forged HotWire bottom biner joined by a 10 mm Dynex dogbone with the Straitjacket™ System. The Positron’s keylock gate won’t catch on bolts or stoppers while the lightweight HotWire’s large gate opening and basket size make clipping a breeze.
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.