The iconic, symmetrical Oval has stood the test of time, and will now remain essential to your rack due to the new Keylock snag-free design. With its large rope-bearing surface, improved ease of use, and smooth uniform shape that reduces carabiner shift, the Oval will continue to get the job done on the world’s hardest big walls.
Combining maximum security and ease of use like never before, the Black Diamond Magnetron GridLock uses the power of magnets to reinvent the auto-locking carabiner. Magnetron Technology uses two magnetic arms in the gate and a steel insert in the carabiner's keylock nose to create an ultra-secure, self-clearing and redundant locking mechanism that can be easily used with either hand. Combine that with our innovative GridLock shape, which traps the belay loop to eliminate cross-loading, and the Magnetron GridLock is the ultimate belay carabiner.
With its revolutionary, patent-pending design made possible by our in-house hot forge, the Black Diamond GridLock Screwgate eliminates the dangers of cross loading. Designed specifically for belaying, the intuitive, easy-to-use GridLock isolates the belay loop behind its uniquely shaped gate, thereby keeping the carabiner in its proper orientation. The GridLock's I-beam spine transitions into a large, rounded rope-bearing surface for maximum strength and smooth rope feeding. Simply put, you'll never have to deal with a shifting, cross-loaded belay carabiner again.
The biner that started the wiregate revolution, the redesigned Black Diamond HotWire carabiner is an integral part of any climber's rack, even now, more than 20 years after its creation. With updated geometry and a cold-forged construction, the HotWire also features a nose shroud that prevents the wire gate from opening when interacting with the rock. Its versatile size and large rope-bearing surface make it ideal for everything from after-work sport cragging to big-wall free climbing and long alpine ice routes.
Our premier sport climbing wiregate, the Black Diamond LiveWire carabiner features a sculpted, ergonomic shape with the snag-free benefits of HoodWire Technology. Thanks to a simple metal wire on the carabiner's nose, the LiveWire delivers the benefits of a keylock biner in a wiregate design. Forged ribs along the spine make for quick and secure thumb clipping, and the draw-friendly basket keeps the biner properly oriented.
Providing a secure connection between rock and rope, the Black Diamond LiveWire Quickdraw is our top-of-the-line sport climbing draw with the snag-free benefits of HoodWire Technology. The LiveWire carabiner on the bottom features a simple metal wire over the nose, which allows for keylock functionality in a wiregate design. The durable, east-to-grab Vari-width dogbone also features a Straitjacket insert to keep the bottom biner properly oriented.
By pairing the Neutrino carabiner’s wiregate perfection with a beefy 12cm, 12mm dogbone, we’ve created the ultimate workhorse quickdraw that still registers in the lightweight category. This quickdraw is versatile and utilitarian— ideal for all day single-pitch cragging—while remaining light enough for multi-pitch missions that require a light rack.