Black Diamond Light D

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Black Diamond Light D -
Black Diamond Light D Carabiner Features.

Black Diamond Light D Carabiner.
Black Diamond s cold-forge technology makes this Black Diamond Light D Carabiner a super lightweight champion in free climbing. Its symmetrical D-shape distributes majority of the load to the spine of the biner for increased strength and maximum safety. Its low-profile nose lets you wriggle as it fits through small pins and hangers. Talking about versatility, Light D comes in handy whether you re taking groceries or going out for a hammock camp. It also works great for racking as it can be used with runners or anchors. It features a raised gate latch that keeps the biner s end easy to locate by just a swift touch. Don t be fooled by the looks as this old-school gear has a simple shape that created its strong 24 kN breaking strength. Easy-to-use, durable, affordable, reliable - these are simple testimonials from longtime climbers and amateurs alike. You can never go wrong with this classic, original free climbing gear like the Black Diamond Light D Carabiner.
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Key Features.


  • Read all directions and safety material before use.**


  • Low-profile nose fits through fixed pins and hangers

Weather and Wind:

  • Made of cold-forged aluminum alloy for light weight, performance and superior strength


  • Great free climbing biner
  • D-shape carabiner is specially designed for more extreme climbing
  • Gate latch is raised for easy access
  • D-shape directs most forces along the spine of the biner rather than the weaker gate-side
  • Symmetrical and economical
  • Raised gate latch allows you to identify the working end of the biner by just a touch
  • 1.8 oz - 50 g
  • D-shape transmits majority of force to the strongest part-the spine
  • Its lightweight structure is ideal for free climbing
  • Proven design in a utility biner.
Black Diamond Light D Rock Climbing Carabiner - The Light D Rock Climbing Carabiner by Black Diamond is a time tested workhorse. A great free climbing biner with its high strength, straight back and low-profile nose. The D-Shape transmits a majority of the force to the strongest part, the spine and the low-profile nose fits through fixed pins and hangers. The light D is the original free climbing biner, a versatile, economical tool for any climbing job. If you are looking for a biner that is a basic for any rack, look no further than the Light D Rock Climbing Carabiner by Black Diamond.

The Light D Carabiner by Black Diamond is an economically-priced, free climbing biner. Symmetrically-shaped with a low-profile nose to fit through old pins and hangers.

FEATURES of the Black Diamond Light D Carabiner.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond Light D Carabiner.

Oregon Mountain Community
The Black Diamond Light D is a time-tested free climbing carabiner that is light, strong and stable. The low-profile nose of the Black Diamond Light D can be wriggled through the small eyes of old bolt hangers and fixed pins.
Although some may think it's old school, the Black Diamond Light D Carabiner works in places where other carabiners just don't get the job done. Its small diameter nose fits through old bolt hangers too small for most 'biners, so you don't get to the end of a long slab runout only to find that you can't clip the single buttonhead. Its simple shape created a strong 24kN breaking strength. The Black Diamond Light D Carabiner also works great for racking stoppers and pins.
The Black Diamond Light D Carabiner is a classic d-shaped biner perfect for building anchors or running rope.
D-shape keeps the majority of the forces along the spine where the carabiner is strongest.
Low profile nose makes it easy to loop through fixed bolts and hangers.
Symmetrical design for versatility.
Another key piece for any climber building out their gear, from Black Diamond Climbing.

Appalachain Outdoors
For quick and lightweight security depend upon the new Light D Carabiner. For strength and security it goes unchallenged by others in the climbing world. Another reason that Black Diamond Equipment is a leader in progressive performance gear.
Black Diamond`s time-tested workhorse, the Light D is a great free climbing biner with its high strength straight back and low-profile nose.

transmits majority of force to the strongest part—the spine.
fits through fixed pins and hangers.
• Weight : 50 g (1.8 oz)
• Closed Gate Strength : 24 kN (5395 lbf)
• Open Gate Strength : 7 kN (1574 lbf)
• Minor Axis Strength : 7 kN (1574 lbf)
• Gate Opening : 15 mm (0.59 in)

Mountain Gear
Simple and inexpensive, the individually tested Light D carabiner from Black Diamond is perfect for just about any use.

The classic Light D is a great free climbing biner: It’s light, strong, stable and symmetrical. Its D shape transmits a majority of force to its strongest part - the spine. The Light D’s low profile nose can wiggle its way through the small eyes of old bolt hangers and fixed pins.


Made for all-around use, the Black Diamond Light D carabiner is perfect when size and weight are a concern.


All purpose carabiner, low profile and high in strength, individually tested. Polished silver finish. Weight: 1.8 oz.

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Carabiner type:Non-locking carabiner
Close Gate Strength:5.395 lbf / 24 kN
Closed Gate:18 kN
Closed Gate Strength:24 kN (5395 lbf)
Country of Origin:China
Frame Shape:D
Gate Clearance:15 mm
Gate Closed Strength:24 kN
Gate Open Strength:7 kN
Gate Style:Straight
Gate open clearance:15 millimeters
Gate opening:0.59 in / 15 mm
Gate type:Straight
Major Axis Strength:24 kN
Major Axis kN:24 kN, 5395 lbf
Minor Axis:7 kN / 1,574 lbf
Minor Axis Strength:1.574 lbf / 7 kN
Minor Axis kN:7 kN, 1574 lbf
Open Gate:7 kN / 1,574 lbf.
Open Gate Strength:1.574 lbf / 7 kN
Open Strength kN:7 kN, 1574 lbf
Rope Bearing Radius:8.4 mm / 0.33"
Rope Bearing Surface:7.8mm
Strength major axis closed:24 kilonewtons
Strength major axis open:7 kilonewtons
Strength minor axis:7 kilonewtons
Upc, Ean, Isbn:793661004370
Weight:50 g / 1.76 oz
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Black Diamond Light D Reviews:


Cheap, strong, functional. Check, Check, and Check. If you're worried about weight, go for a wire biner. If you're worried about hooking you're rope or gear when unclipping, go for a keylock. If you're a cheapo like me but still want great functional gear, this is the way to go. Basic and solid. If I have to bail on something or leave gear behind too, much less painful to leave one or two of these behind (costs less than the post climb pitcher of brew). I've accumulated a number of random biners over time (some of which cost almost twice what this one does) and this basic one still seems to be one that gets used just as much if not more than the others.

Benny B at on 08/23/2011

These ain't the greatest thing since TP, but if you just need some good priced lightweight gear these will be in your bag. I have these and the standard Black Diamond D biners and for 3kN difference in capacity the weight of these makes up for everything. The "heavy duty" biners feel like double the weight in your hand. Don't get me wrong I do not use these when rapping, occasionally somewhere in my climbing setup I'll stick 1 or 2 for a backup. The term "light" makes me superstitious when I'm hanging a hundred feet over nothing, but nonetheless i keep 4 in my bag & 2 on my pack for general accessories.

rki5522160 at on 05/02/2012

For the Price this is a great biner to use for keeping your shoes together, putting your chalk bag on your haul loop, or even just keeping a couple with you incase you have to lower of a (cheap) pice of gear on a lead climb. They are a bit heavy but they last forever.

Brady Callahan at on 02/01/2012

I use these biners on my runners that I use at the chains atop sport routes. I like that the biner is thicker to cater to the wear the rope puts on it when TR'ing. The gate is nice and wide which is nice. Looks pretty sharp as well. Definitely recommend this carabiner.

Natalie Ramon at on 07/26/2012

for being a light carabiner, it is very sturdy when you need it to be, i expected it to be more loose, but it is strong and high quality.
definitely worth the money even if i'm just going to use it to hold my chalk bag to my harness or shoes together.

mar3645265 at on 05/09/2010

I use these along with my bent gate BD Quicksilver biners to make quickdraws out of 4ft dynema slings for trad climbing. They are cheap and work great! The only thing they are lacking is color, but I can deal with that for this price!

Jeff Guest at on 06/13/2011

This is your basic no frills solid biner. They're great for a budget, and they're very shiny and pretty. Fancy multicolored biners certainly have their place, like color coding your nuts. For anything else you'd need a non-locking biner for, why pay more?

Pat Palmer at on 08/04/2012

I love these biners. And for the price, you can't beat 'em. I work on ropes courses and these come in handy for gear biners and for quick connectors. Wonderful. Would buy more.

mat4658738 at on 08/04/2012

All around great biner that I have used to set up a slackline in the backyard. Makes it an inexpensive way set up a slackline where ever you please.

Eric Watford at on 07/31/2013

Bought this to secure excess gear and act as my general purpose carabiner clip. It's nice and light, but super durable as well. No problems with it so far.

John Langer at on 04/09/2013