The LiveWire Carabiner by Black Diamond is an excellent choice for the rope end of draws. The textured, curved spine and keylock nose provide further clipping performance.
FEATURES of the Black Diamond LiveWire Carabiner
Easy-clipping, hot-forged shape
Draw-friendly surface keeps runners oriented where you want them
Sculpted ribs for smooth thumb clipping
SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond LiveWire Carabiner
Weight: 1.6 oz / 44 g
Closed Gate Strength: 5.620 lbf / 25 kN
Open Gate Strength: 1.798 lbf / 8 kN
Minor Axis Strength: 1.798 lbf / 8 kN
Gate Opening: 0.94" / 24 mm
Rated 3 out of
It worksThese biners are nice, but they are far from being the best. I bought one back when I was trying to decide which wiregate I wanted for my draws (I ended up choosing the helium). I now have my old orange livewire on my #2 link cam and it matches nicely. No big complaints about the biner except that it doesn't clip as smootly as something from DMM or wild country, I think this has something to do with BD sticking with a straight wire rather than curving it slightly.
Date published: 2010-12-07
Rated 5 out of
Pretty!I actually have the new LiveWire Quickdraw with the LiveWire carabiner making up the rope end. This is one great biner. The new shape and the little grippers on the spine makes this super easy to clip. They are a little pricier than most, but worth it when it comes to safety and confidence on a climb. Ok, I really bought these because they come in Michigan State green, but they are still great and I'm buying more!