How to use Carabiners and Quickdraws, warnings, inspection, care and maintenence with instructional pictures.
The LiveWire 12cm 2015 is technically retired but it's still sold online.The LiveWire 12cm 2015 is no longer produced by Black Diamond. We're showing it as "available" on WeighMyRack because you can still find it at trustworthy online retailers.
LiveWire 12cm 2015
Providing a secure connection between rock and rope, the Black Diamond LiveWire Quickdraw is our top-of-the-line sport climbing draw with the snag-free benefits of HoodWire Technology. The LiveWire carabiner on the bottom features a simple metal wire over the nose, which allows for keylock functionality in a wiregate design. The durable, east-to-grab Vari-width dogbone also features a Straitjacket insert to keep the bottom biner properly oriented.
Hot-forged Dynotron on top and LiveWire wiregate with HoodWire Technology on the bottom
Snag-free keylock top biner for easy clipping
Draw-friendly carabiner surface keeps runners oriented where you want them
Equipped with a Vari-width dogbone with Straitjacket
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The bottom biner on the Black Diamond LiveWire Quickdraw is great to clip due to the wiregate, ridge on the spine, and deep basket at the bottom of the biner. The ridge gives a nice catch for your thumb or index finger to grip the carabiner. The deep basket means you can clip a lot of ropes and slings into this biner. It scored high is most other categories. The old version of this product had a notch on the bottom wire gate carabiner that easily got snagged when cleaning steep routes. When Black Diamond updated the Livewire, they fitted the previously troublesome notch on the bottom biner with a small wire hood that resists snagging. The newest version of the Black Diamond Oz Quickdraw also incorporates this technology.