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Oval Wiregate

#640000P | 31 available

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Ideal for aid climbers, Black Diamond's Oval Wiregate is the classic oval biner - updated with a wiregate that resists whiplash and freezing in winter conditions.

Easy-to-clip with a larger gate opening, it's the ideal four-season climbing biner.

 

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Black DiamondOval Wiregate
 
4.3

(based on 3 reviews)

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      5.0

      great all-arounder

      By springs

      from salt lake city

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      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoor climbing

          Comments about Black Diamond Oval Wiregate:

          This is a great biner for trad climbing.

          Pros:
          1. Thin enough to get through chain links
          2. Great symmetry, and easily reversable to get opposite and opposed "psuedo-locker" security. Great for biner brakes too.

          Cons:
          1. About the only con with this biner is that it can flip on you... ie, when you have this on a trad draw, it can spin so that you have to re-orient the biner before you clip it to gear, and potentially also re-orient the hanging biner before clipping the rope in as well.
          2. More difficult to tell orientation of the biner hanging due to it's symmetry. Obviously a modified D is much easier to spot at a glance.

          All that said, I think this is one of the best biners out there for trad climbing.

           
          4.0

          light, simple, and convenient

          By L

          from PA

          About Me Avid Climber

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Quick to open
          • Simple

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Outdoor climbing

            Comments about Black Diamond Oval Wiregate:

            Use to extend slings etc.

             
            4.0

            Lighten the rack!

            By Pistol Pete

            from Pasadena, CA

            About Me Avid Climber

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Quick to open
            • Simple
            • Wide opening

            Cons

            • Not for racking wires

            Best Uses

            • Aid climbing
            • Long Climbs
            • Outdoor climbing
            • Racking Protection

            Comments about Black Diamond Oval Wiregate:

            Love the weight, easy opening, and handling. Only drawback is that wired pro can get stuck in the gate notch. Otherwise, a great way to lighten the load.

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