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Quickdraws

Trango Smooth Quickdraw

89

2014

Trango Smooth Quickdraw

The Trango Smooth is a high performance quickdraw that uses keylock carabiners with tapered noses to prevent snagging on hangers and harnesses.

Petzl Ange Finesse

89

2014

Petzl Ange Finesse

The Ange Finesse is a feature packed, lightweight quickdraw that utilize the innovative MonoFil Keylock single wire gate design and sturdily built Finesse dogbone runners.

Cypher Cicada

80

2014

Cypher Cicada

Heavier than many other quickdraws, the Cypher Cicada is a high performance quickdraw that’s best for working on those hard redpoints.

Climb Tech Blanco Keylock

88

2014

Climb Tech Blanco Keylock

The Blanco is a great draw for climbers looking to buy their first quickdraws or for those looking to add to their rack.

C.A.M.P. Photon Mixed Express Nylon Quickdraw

90

2014

C.A.M.P. Photon Mixed Express Nylon Quickdraw

The C.A.M.P. Photon Mixed Express is a high performance quickdraw that has two light, full size carabiners paired up to create a great draw for onsighting sport routes or lightening a trad rack.

Black Diamond LiveWire Quickdraw

86

2014

Black Diamond LiveWire Quickdraw

The Black Diamond LiveWire is a quickdraw for serious sport climbers who aren’t worried about weight and are looking for features with hard redpoints in mind. 

Black Diamond HoodWire Quickdraw

86

2014

Black Diamond HoodWire Quickdraw

The innovative HoodWire design prevents the carabiner’s nose from snagging on hangers, harnesses or ropes, and the Dynex dogbone runner with the Straitjacket system keeps the rope end carabiner in position.

Omega Pacific Dirtbag Draw

77

2012

Omega Pacific Dirtbag Draw

The low price Dirtbag Draw, sold individually or in packs of six, is a classic quickdraw with straight and bent gate carabiners.