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It’s aliiive!!

With a redesigned shape and a lower weight the Black Diamond LiveWire Carabiner gives you easy handling and smooth clipping for all of your climbing projects. The hooded nose protects the end of the wire gate to avoid rope snags, and the flat bottom keeps runners oriented properly for fast clipping.

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5 5

Best sport 'biner

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The rope seems to jump into it. The grooves on the outside help you snag it with your thumb when pumped, absolutely love 'em.

I was wondering how large the gate opening...

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I was wondering how large the gate opening actually was, and just in case you're wondering too it's 24mm or 0.94in or so says Black Diamonds site. Not bad at all.

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One of the best wire gates to date in my opinion.

3 5

Hooks are 2nd rate

I would give this beaner 5 stars on everything except the hook. Without a doubt, keylocks or hoods are the way to go. The hook makes it bit more difficult to unclip rope because the rope can get stuck on the hook. It's not a huge deal, but when you are stretching out on a marginal hold to clean a route and you have to fiddle with the rig a bit because it got stuck.... bummer

3 5

Hooks are 2nd rate

I would give this beaner 5 stars on everything except the hook. Without a doubt, keylocks or hoods are the way to go. The hook makes it bit more difficult to unclip rope because the rope can get stuck on the hook. It's not a huge deal, but when you are stretching out on a marginal hold to clean a route and you have to fiddle with the rig a bit because it got stuck.... bummer

5 5

Big Gate

The gate on this Carabiner is much bigger than most wire gates making it much easier to clip. This feature combined with it's light weight make this a great addition to anyone trying to lighten up their climbing gear.

5 5

the fierce green

best wiregate i think there is out there. the ribs on the back really gives a nice place for a finger when clipping and they're nice and big so really easy to grab (but i use a lot of neutrinos so maybe it just seems big to me) the top is budged out some so the gate clearance is phenomenal and cause of that taking this off rope or a bolt/ pro is a breeze. gate is super smooth and snappy just seems to gulp up whatever you put in it. the easiest clipping you've done i promise! black diamond really shows their sense for detail in this biner. i put pictures above if the website one doesn't really show you enough

livewire with rope just to show size (10.2 rope if that helps)

livewire with rope just to show size (10.2 rope if that helps)

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I know it says just to show size, but be aware that BD more or less proved that girth hitching drastically reduces the strength of a sling, by ~50% or so.

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i never climb with the sling like that i was using it for a a progress capture on a pulley and the girth hitch just helps it stay in place and then decided to take a picture with a rope in it for this site cause I'm starting to love these biners. but if this is ever holding more weight than a pack on a pulley then i wouldn't girth hitch it and thanks for the comment

5 5

Sweetness

only have a few of these on my rack, but I love them none the less. I like the ribbed back side to the carabiner. Easy clipping and light!

Livewire Quickdraw Technology: The latest in carabiners and quickdraws from Black Diamond.

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Find out what makes the LiveWire Quickdraw one of Black Diamond's best and easiest-to-use sport climbing draws from Bill Belcourt, Black Diamond's Climbing Hardgoods Category Manager.

5 5

Simplicity that Rocks

That is just what it is advertised as and has great handling with a simple clip (non of that locking crap). Buy this whether you just started or are sick on the slab.

5 5

Green Goodness!!

I really love this biner for the bottom end of quickdraws...this combined with a dynotron on the bolt end equals the best quickdraw I have ever used. The perfect mix of lightweight and easy clipping goodness and from an aesthetic standpoint...the green looks bad ass! The rope practically jumps in the draw...WOO HOO buy a gaggle!!!

5 5

Green Dragons

My brother nick-named these the green dragons because of the color and spin that looks like scales. They are awesome. I use them for the rope end of my draws and they are perfect. Nice and big for clipping.

5 5

Awesome rope end quickdraw biner

I love this biner, I have last years version on the rope end of my quickdraws. I paired them up with Petzl Spirits and Petzl's dogbones. These things are super easy to clip, smooth action. They are big enough to stabilize the biner with you middle finger, then clip the rope through with your thumb and pointer and never have to worry about you middle finger getting in the way of the gate or rope. There is also a little ridge on the spin which helps when pinching the rope into the biner and it looks like they added some grip on the spine to help even more (that's a change from last year). This year they changed some of the strengths, the open gate used to be 9 kn and is now 8 and the minor axis in now 8kn and used to be 7, take that for what it is, i think i would rather have the higher open gate strength then more minor axis strength.