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LiveWire Carabiner - 2013

$10.95 $8.21



With a hot-forged shape and an easy clipping design, the LiveWire is our premier sport climbing wiregate carabiner.
Item# BD2101350000ALL1
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Black Diamond's premier lightweight sport climbing wiregate carabiner designed with sleek styling and hot-forged construction, the LiveWire's wiregate and large opening making it an excellent choice for the rope end of draws. The textured, curved spine provides enhanced clipping performance.

  • Easy-clipping, hot-forged shape
  • Draw-friendly surface keeps runners oriented where you want them
  • Hooded nose protects opening end of wire gate
  • Sculpted ribs for smooth thumb clipping
Hot Forging vs. Cold Forging


We use two different forging methods to build carabiners—hot and cold forging. Each has its benefits and using both allows us to achieve the best possible shape, size and strength for each carabiner’s intended use. HOT FORGING, a process where both the rod stock and forge dies are heated, allows us to “move” the metal, creating more intricate shapes, such as our GridLock and Oz biners.


Tech Specs

Weight :   44 g (1.6 oz)
Closed Gate Strength :   25 kN (5620 lbf)
Open Gate Strength :   8 kN (1798 lbf)
Minor Axis Strength :   8 kN (1798 lbf)
Gate Opening :   24 mm (0.94 in)

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BD athlete Adam Ondra onsights The Golden Ticket (5.14c), Red River Gorge, Kentucky


Rated 5 out of 5 by 2 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by What a sweet clip! I wish I had the draws but currently I only have these on my .75 camalots. I love how easy it is to clip when the carabiner is not in an optimal position. This seems to happen more frequently trad climbing. Quick clips, less fuddling, color coded, beefy build, but still lightweight... dig it! BD might want to release these in a more neutral color in addition to the green color currently being used. June 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cliptacular Hands down the best rope end biner ever designed. I've been exclusively racking LiveWire biners on the business end of my draws for about 15 years and every time I climb on someone else's draws it irritates me. Maybe it's because I geek out a little too much, maybe it's because I desperately need every miniscule advantage I can get. Possibly it's because when I see a product that's so much better at what it was designed to do than its peers, I latch onto it like a fat kid on a donut. May 18, 2013
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