With a wiregate and thinner body than the Oval, the OvalWire has a large gate opening and a large capacity for nuts and pins. Its symmetrical design makes it optimal for racking and prevents the dreaded shift when aid climbing.
Wiregate biners, like the Livewire and Neutrino biners, offer excellent function on either end of a draw and clip effortlessly. Wiregate biners have a stainless steel spring gate that provides a larger gate opening and they lack mechanisms and contact area that can freeze shut or open in icy conditions. They exhibit significant resistance to gate whiplash due to their gate's minimal mass. Wiregates will fully function in the most adverse conditions.
An updated classic.
EXCELS AT: Lightweight aid biner
GATE CLOSED kN (lbf): 23 (5170)
GATE OPEN kN (lbf): 7 (1574)
GATE kN (lbf): 7 (1574)
WEIGHT: 45 g 1.59 oz
ROPE-BEARING SURFACE WIDTH mm (in): 7.8 (0.31)
GATE OPENING mm (in): 25 (1.0)