LiveWire Carabiner - 2013
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.