Black Diamond's sport specific quickdraw. Optimized for quick clipping and easy cleaning, this is the draw you'll want to equip your next project with.
Our high-end sport climbing quickdraw, the LiveWire Quickdraw with a redesigned keylock Dynotron carabiner on top and a LiveWire carabiner on the bottom, has been geometrically optimized for clipping bolts. Both biners have new hot-forged shapes and details, plus lighter weight, and are equipped on a 12-cm long Vari-width dogbone with the Straitjacket System.
Keep your runners where you want them and your biners properly positioned with the Livewire Quickdraw from Black Diamond. Combining lightweight, durable, and easy-to-use forces, this draw sports a Dynotron biner on the top and a LiveWire wiregate at the bottom connected by a Vari-width dogbone, wiregate has a hooded nose to preserve it the longevity of the gate.
|Clip End (Top):||Dynotron Straight|
|Country of Origin:||Taiwan|
|Dogbone:||12 cm Dynex|
|Gate Opening:||23 mm|
|Gate Type - Bolt End:||straight|
|Gate Type - Rope End:||wire|
|Major Axis Strength (Closed):||25 kN|
|Major Axis Strength (Open):||9 kN|
|Minor Axis Strength:||7 kN|
|Recommended Use:||sport climbing|
|Rope End (Bottom):||LiveWire|
|Weight:||106 G (3.7 oz)|
|Weight [with packaging]:||0.2 lb|
|Black Diamond LiveWire Carabiner||$7.46 - $10.95|
|Black Diamond FreeWire Quickdraw||$9.59 - $14.00|
|Black Diamond Live Wire Anodized||$10.95|
|Black Diamond Hotwire Quickdraw||$13.59 - $19.95|
When I first starting sport climbing I wasn't sure which quickdraw to go with given the many options avaliable. Then I climbed with my buddy who had a set of LiveWires. As soon as I got home from that trip I had a set of 12 in the mail coming my way. The thick dogbone makes hitting those just out of reach bolts a snap. The upper Dynotron biner is very smooth and easily slids into place on bolts. The wire gate is smooth but provides enough resistance to feel confident once you have the rope in it. They may weigh more than other biners but if your saying the weight of your quickdraws is preventing your sport ascent your pulling at excuses! Hands down the best quickdraw out there. The saying is true, you get what you pay for.
I dont own these draws, but have climbed on them and after doing so, turned a similar colour to them in envy!! they truely are awesome and seriously thinking of them for an addition to the 'redpointing rack'.
Clipping is totally seamless on both ends, and lets be honest - us sport climbers really dont care about weight, so who's complaining about the thicker dogbone?? Not me. Makes all the difference when, also much like a sportclimber, i'm doing the desperate two-handed grasp at the nylon with my sweaty little hands to prevent that fun little whipper my no-so-paying-attention belayer has set me up for. These define the word "dog"bone! Oh how i love sport climbing.... almost as much as these draws! Get em'!
I was originally shocked at how light these draws were despite the beefy dogbone and one straight gate carabiner. The straight gate biner clips into bolts so easily and the wire gate is just as easy and smooth with the rope. Some of the smoothest clipping action I've felt on a draw, like a hot knife through butter! The beefy dogbone gives confidence and doesn't twist as much as the usual skinnier counterparts. I kept commenting aloud at the crag to my friend how much I liked these that other climbers asked to check them or try them out. Needless to say, they agreed! After using the BD Freewire for years, this is a well worth upgrade.
So i have been hesitant to swap my trusty metal biners for the wire gates, and have been researching all the pros and cons. I found myself in a climbing shop and the guy told me this particular draw is the latest model and the spine shape has differed from previous models, so i reviewed their entire store collection and purchased one.
Later that day i used it as my 2nd clip for a lead.. wow. Slides onto the bolt cos its minus the hook, and a very smooth clip with the wire at the bottom. I am now on this websire to purchase a set and will use them as my new gear. 2 thumbs up.
This is my first set of draws, and they are great. Yes they are expensive, but these are the best you can buy. These don't twist at all, with the thick dog-bone. They are heavier than other draws, but who cares. Both the 'biners are great, you have the dynotron on top and the livewire on the bottom. Both very high quality Carabiners. All i can say is they are excellent. Wish they offered them in different lengths. Great Draws, would recommend them to anyone.
It's everything that is good about a draw. The bottom wire crab is easy to clip, to the point that you have to sight the fact that the rope is in. The top crab is solid yet light and perfect to handle. If you clip bolts and redpointing is your thing, you should have these.
This is the draw that tops them all. I have used them all and no draw, even the Petzl Spirit Express, come close to the handling and clippability of this draw. While it is a little pricey, I promise you this draw is worth every cent. You won't be dissapointed, buy them.