Versatile and economical—the Light D is the original free climbing biner.
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
- D-Shape transmits majority of force to the strongest part—the spine
- Low-profile nose fits through fixed pins and hangers
- Symmetrical and economical
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.