An improvement on a classic keylock carabiner design, the Black Diamond HotForge delivers smooth clipping and cleaning while its hot-forged, construction keeps it lightweight.
The HotForge Gate Carabiner is a modern take on our classic keylock carabiner. Featuring a hot-forged construction—allowing BD to remove weight where it’s not needed and add material where durability is key—the HotForge has a deeper basket for better clipping, while the hinge-end basket is flatter to ensure the webbing of quickdraws stays put. The larger rope bearing surface adds durability not only for the carabiner, but for your rope as well, while the flats on the gate reduce the likelihood of the gate opening accidentally. Finally, we’ve updated and optimised the nose geometry to allow for efficient clipping and unclipping from bolts.
Hot-Forged for lighter-weight construction
Larger rope-bearing surface for added durability
Nose geometry allows for efficient unclipping
Flats on gate reduce the likelihood of gate opening accidentally