Black Diamond

Black Diamond - HotForge Bent Gate Carabiner

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  • Regular price $12.95

The HotForge Bent Gate Carabiner is a modern take on the classic keylock carabiner and is a smooth operator designed for the rope-end of a quickdraw. Its bent gate is super easy to clip and the carabiner also has a huge rope-bearing surface for ultra-durability. Featuring a hot-forged construction, which removes weight where it’s not needed and adds 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, Black Diamond has updated and optimized 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


Weight 45g (1.6 oz)
Ideal for Snow and ice climbing
Rock climbing
Gate type Straight
Material Aluminum alloy
Closed Gate Strength 25kN
Strength cross-loaded 8kN
Open Gate Strength 8kN
Gate opening 22mm
Snag-free nose Yes
Three sigma tested Yes
CE certified Yes
Made in Taiwan