The Shield features a patented clean nose design and I beam technology. The clean nose is means that the biner does not snag gear, steep routes can be cleaned much more easily and there are no recesses on the nose to catch on protection and allow the biner to be dangerously loaded away from the spine.
The Shield is based on the original Wirelock, but features several improvements. A narrower nose allows small pegs and bolts to be clipped easily, whilst the revised gate means clipping is faster and cleaner. The use of the I-beam technology has allowed us to reduce the weight from 44g to 35g and still keep the shockingly strong 10kN open gate strength.
The wire gate keeps weight to a minimum, whilst providing an easy clip with minimum chance of the gate fluttering, freezing or gunging up.
A good size, a ergonomic shape and a low weight make this a great quickdraw.
Dogbone length: 12cm