Black Diamond FreeWire Quickdraw

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Black Diamond FreeWire Quickdraw.
The Black Diamond FreeWire Quickdraw is the ideal gear to secure rock climbing. This quickdraw features two extremely robust carabiners on each end that are linked with an easy-to-grab and durable 18 mm. nylon dogbone. Its dual quicksilver wiregates reduce whiplash and won't freeze up to give you added safety for placing your rope. It also features the straightjacket insert that maintains the bottom carabiner in its original orientation. It has a high strength closing and opening of the gate, as well as the minor axis and dogbone/runner. This ensures the sensation of a quality product that functions perfectly. With the gate opening at 26 mm., nearly any rock climbing rope can be fitted, for your convenience. For a top-notch quickdraw that works every time, order the Black Diamond FreeWire Quickdraw.
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Key Features.


  • Quickdraw is equipped with an 18mm-wide nylon dogbone runner
  • Equipped with a 18 mm nylon dogbone with Straightjacket
  • Durable, easy-to-grab 18 mm nylon dogbone


  • Available in 12 or 18 cm lengths
  • The Black Diamond FreeWire Quickdraw set is available in 12cm or 18cm lengths


  • Dual wiregates eliminate gate flutter and won't freeze up
  • Rubber Straitjacket™ insert in runner loop keeps the bottom carabiner in proper orientation for easier and more efficient clipping
  • Quickdraw set features a polished Quicksilver wiregate carabiner on top and an anodized orange Quicksilver wiregate carabiner on the bottom
  • Asymmetric D-shape keeps 'biner loads where they belong
  • Always read and understand the warnings and instructions that accompany your gear.**

The Black Diamond FreeWire Quickdraw is the perfect choice for the value-conscious sport climber: it won't break upon being stressed, but it also won't break your wallet upon being purchased (which, I suppose, is still a kind of stress). It features two wiregate Quicksilver carabiners connected by a durable 18mm nylon dogbone and can function properly in all sorts of undertakings.

FEATURES of the Black Diamond FreeWire Quickdraw Carabiner.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond FreeWire Quickdraw Carabiner.
Black Diamond's FreeWire Quickdraw combines two wire-gate carabiners and a durable nylon dogbone in a set for climbers who don't want to go broke for draws. The wire gates eliminate gate flutter and reduce the chance they'll come open in a fall. This Black Diamond quickdraw also resists freezing better than solid gate models, which makes it excellent for winter climbing. Best of all, the FreeWire Quickdraw weighs only 3.4 ounces to keep your rack light.

Al's Sports
Perfect for the sport climber on a budget, the Black Diamond Freewire Quickdraw gives full wiregate performance without emptying your wallet. Two wiregate Quicksilver biners and a durable 18 mm nylon dogbone make for a light, all-purpose quickdraw that's at home everywhere from sport routes to alpine climbs.   Black Diamond Freewire Quickdraw Features: Quicksilver wiregates on top and bottom Durable, easy-to-grab 18 mm nylon dogbone Dual wiregates eliminate gate flutter and won't freeze up Straitjacket insert keeps the bottom carabiner properly oriented 12 cm overall length Style number BD381030
Oregon Mountain Community
The Black Diamond FreeWire Quickdraw is a economical and versatile wiregate quickdraw for all-purpose climbing and adventuring. Two Quicksilver wiregate carabiners are connected by a nylon dogbone to make each FreeWire Quickdraw.

Mountain Gear
Providing great bang for your buck, the FreeWire Quickdraw from Black Diamond is a great addition to your arsenal.


Pick up the affordable Black Diamond FreeWire quickdraw set and head to the crag for some climbing.

Our most affordable quickdraw, the FreeWire Quickdraw offers performance at a value.

• Equipped with a 12 cm nylon dogbone.
• Weight : 100 g, 3.5 oz

Performance at a value, the FreeWire uses two Quicksilver wiregate carabiners separated by a hardwearing 10 cm nylon dogbone.
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Carabiner Type:Wire Gate Biner
Closed Gate Strength:[Top] 24 kN, 5395 lbf; [Bottom] 24 kN, 5395 lbf
Dogbone/Runner Strength:22 kN / 4,946 lbf
Gate Opening:26 mm, 1.04 in
Gate Style:Wire
Gate opeining:26 mm / 1.04 in
Gate open clearance:Climbing
Length:12 cm
Major Axis kN:24
Material:Aluminum, Nylon Dogbone
Minor Axis Strength:[Top] 7 kN, 1574 lbf; [Bottom] 7 kN, 1574 lbf
Minor Axis kN:7
Open Gate Strength:[Top] 8 kN, 1798 lbf; [Bottom] 8 kN, 1798 lbf
Open Strength kN:8
Strength major axis closed:25 millimeters
Strength major axis open:25 millimeters
Strength minor axis:25 kilonewtons
Webbing Material:Nylon
Webbing Strength:22kn
Webbing Width:18 mm
Weight:100 g, 3.5 oz – 12 cm; 103 g, 3.6 oz – 18 cm
Width:18 mm
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Black Diamond FreeWire Quickdraw Reviews:


Very smooth

So my girlfriend got me these, fueling my climbing addiction! I have the 18cm dogbone style. I was a little nervous about the wire gates but once I used them, they felt super smooth to open and get the rope in there really fast. another thing is that they're light weight at only 103 grams. compared to the petzl spirits at 17cm that weigh 109 grams. carrying ten of the BD up the rock is 60grams less. in the picture the dogbone looks really thick but having them in my hand its a really good ratio to the biners. the only thing that i dont like is the fact that the top biner may spin around on you once its clipped in. they sit fine while on my harness though. and the bottom biners has the little rubber insert to keep its from spinning around. overall a good draw.
dylanR at REI on 11/11/2011

I just purchased a set of these for the climbing club, I got them b/c
1) we're on a budget and these are cheap
2) Black diamond is a brand i'll always trust.
As far as quality comparison i'd say these are pretty low on the totem poll BUT THE BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK. If was choosing for myself I would go with something with a bent gate for clipping, a little lighter wouldn't be bad and i'd prefer something with a dogbone that didn't have such a large loop on the hanger-carabiner side so the carabiner couldn't slide around so much.
But all considered an awesome buy, do not regret getting! I would recommend these to someone just starting out at sport or someone who needs to buy a lot of draws! p.s. big fan of the rubber on the rope-biner side that keeps the biner stationary!

david graham at on 11/06/2013

Best draw for the money, period!

I own a dozen or so, and there my go to draws. There are better draws out there, for sure, but these don't claim to be the best, and you certainly are not paying top dollar. That being said you flippin get your moneys worth for these draws, there are other draws out there that are easily twice as much, but no draw is twice as good. If your getting started or already have your super nice draws, and are looking to fill out your sport/trad rack, then these are perfect. The only down side I have run into with these is that at some crags where I climb, everyone has them, so that can get confusing, so be sure to mark them, and you'll love them for years to come.
Danger-Russ at Mountain Gear on 11/11/2012

Strong quickdraw

Just bought a set of these and I must say I was quite impressed in the quality that BlackDiamond puts into its quickdraws. Rei also gives you a selection in sizes for the same price 18cm and 12cm (thats a big plus). Only con that I can think of is they are a bit stiff out of the box, the wire gate can give you trouble if you are not used to it. Would recommend familiarizing yourself with the amount of pressure needed to open the wire gate before you go off and lead something..(which was what I did and found out the hard way). Other than that great product for the price, will be buying some more soon.
West Texas Jake at REI on 11/11/2011

These's were a great purchase, bought them for 8.95 a piece. I couldn't pass up a deal on Black Diamond quickdraws. They aren't anything special but I think they look good. Still clip just as good as my bent gate and straight gate carabiners. The dogbone is nylon instead of the BD dyneema on the posiwire or positron. Not much difference in the strength. Both have the same kn rating, just a little bit of weight difference. If you are trying to build a light rack, get these. They are light, strong and cheap on price. The carabiners are easy to replace because you can just switch them out for neutrinos or something else. Great purchase!!

Dylan Hall at on 12/19/2012

I like the hefty dogbones and the wire gates have a smooth feel to them. Everyone seem to have these, no doubt because they are cheap, but they are also solid gear. I bought mostly 12mm and a few 18mm. Now that I've had them a while I'm ordering a few more. I like the rubber insert on the rope end loop. The only minor drawback on the 18mm is the bolt end loop is really large and the biner can easily flip around-but it goes back easily too.

Pete Schaefers at on 11/21/2013

I wound up with six of these since I wanted something with a bit longer dogbone than the standard BD Positrons. I prefer the Positron biners since they have a hook free nose, but if I'm not on something wildly overhung these work fine. They're lighter than draws with solid gated biners, and you really can't argue with the price; the fatter (nylon) dogbone feels great in the hand, too. If you need draws and don't care that much about getting hook-free noses, these will serve you well!

Michael Nies at on 11/01/2013

Amazing draws

These were the first draws I ever bought, and I immediately fell in love with them, and haven't gone back. They work incredibly well, and the only thing I would really say bad about them is the top 'biner (the one without the rubber stopper) can be a tad bit loose and may tend to swing around if you're not careful, but it still stays on perfectly if you know how to handle it.
Tuts at REI on 04/04/2012

Although not the lightest, these draws certainly perform. They have a great clipping action, are very durable, and can be purchased with long(er) dog bones. The dog bones are awesome - They're beefy and have a rubber piece for the rope end! Just make sure to put some tape on your draws to mark them, because everyone has these (and there's a good reason why everyone has these).

Koman at on 11/03/2013

awesome quickdraw

great quickdraw. Ive been using a friend of mine's quick draws for a while and decided to get my own gear. the wire gates make for incredibly easy clipping. the webbing is stiff which keeps the carabiner in place. I've fallen a couple times on them and have not thought twice about the draw i was using. excellent draw. excellent price. anything from Black Diamond is worth getting.
Jono Smith at REI on 10/10/2011