Wirelock

 

Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Wirelock
Manufacturer DMM
Page By NYC007
Page Type Feb 24, 2003 / Feb 24, 2003
Object ID 9357
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DMM introduces a new twist in carabiner technology! Wirelock combines all the benefits of a wire gate with DMM's patented wirelock mechanism.



Lightweight, low-profile and easy-to-clip, this innovative design fits comfortably in your hand and won't freeze or snag on gear

Hooded nose provides a streamlined snag-free closure that helps reduce gate flutter and accidental opening when dragged against the rock

Tapered design offers slightly more gate opening for faster, easier clip-ins and helps keep the 'biner properly positioned on runners and slings



Weight 41 grams

Strength major axis open 10 kilonewtons

Strength major axis closed 24 kilonewtons

Gate open clearance 23.5 millimeters

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NYC007 - Feb 24, 2003 2:24 pm - Voted 5/5

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by far my favorite lightweight biner. It doesnt snag on gear loops, on sling, or pro. Unlike all other wiregate it doesnt have a hook that snags. Only set back it the price but its worth it..

JScoles - Mar 6, 2003 11:58 am - Voted 4/5

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Yes these are a great peice of kit but would I ever take one ice climbing again?

Never!!!!!

is not a strong enough word.

I have uesed them quite a few times but if it is cold (-10) and sunny, or if there is water or snow about the socket for the gate ball fills with snow too easily and freezes to ice and ball will not go in, or the ball will get covered with snow and ice and the ball will not go into the socket, sometimes snow will work its way into the socket, turn to ice and force the gate open. All in all not a good thing to happen.

All of these things have happend to me while using these biners and some of them more than once. Needless to say these are only for my summer rack now.

They still are an excilent biner and I will give them 5 for summer user but in winter or snowy alpine work I would give them a 0 if I could.

So to be fair I am giving them a 4 and warining you not using them when it is cold.

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