Black Diamond LiveWire Quickdraw
I just bought a rack of 12 of these for Sport, and…
Price Paid: $22
I just bought a rack of 12 of these for Sport, and i must say they are sweet. A well balanced and smooth clipping draw for the rope and the bolt.
The small changes between these Karbiners in this draw versus the other in BD line are evident in the increased performance of this Quickdraw. the keylock top slides easily onto even manky bolts with small oddly tapped holes, not that you want to clip those but there are plenty of them out there. On full sized hangers it almost feels like cheating to slide them on.
As for the rope end, no matter you clipping technique its brilliant, the shape of the basket makes those risky clips where you try to finesse the rope in feel solid. all that performance matched to a thick dogbone which although excellent for French Aid, really excels at stopping the draw from twisting, a consistent head ache with thin Dynex or other thin dogbones. which even in the somewhat short 12CM length still twist consistently at that dicey run out clip.
As for Trad, A draw is a draw, but these are much larger and heavier than the Camp Nano23, BD OZ, Wild Country Astro, or DMM Phantom draws, all of which offer light weight for the ounce saving trad climber.
However for sport, you can't do better than the LiveWire.
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Black Diamond's deluxe sport climbing draw, the lightweight LiveWire Quickdraw is geometrically optimized for clipping bolts with a keylock Dynotron carabiner on top and a rope-friendly LiveWire wiregate with HoodWire Technology carabiner on the bottom. Both carabiners are hot-forged with the shapes and details needed for the demanding clips of modern sport climbing, and are equipped with a 12-cm long Vari-width dogbone quickdraw with the Straitjacket System.
The Black Diamond Livewire Quickdraw brings the latest technology to a classic style.
A deluxe sport climbing draw, the Black Diamond LiveWire Quickdraw Set features a a keylock Dynotron carabiner on top for clipping bolts and a rope-friendly LiveWire wire-gate carabiner on the bottom. Both carabiners of the Black Diamond LiveWire Quickdraw Set are hot-forged with the shapes and details needed for the demanding clips of modern sport climbing. Straightjacket insert in runner loop keeps the bottom carabiner in proper orientation for easier and more efficient clipping. Draw-friendly carabiner surface keeps runners oriented where you want them. Hooded nose protects opening end of wire gate. 12cm length. Closeout.
You demand safety and security while rock climbing, and Black Diamond Equipment has brought it to you again and again. The new Livewire/Dynotron Quickdraw is no exception. This is the deluxe light weight sport climbing draw on the market. PRODUCT FEATURES: Hot-forged Dynotron on top and LiveWire wiregate on the bottom Equipped with a 12 cm Vari-width dogbone with Straitjacket Draw-friendly carabiner surface keeps runners oriented where you want them Hooded nose protects opening end of wire gate
- Appalachian Outdoors