Several monoanions of 13-vertex carboranes were prepared in high yields from the reactions of C,C′-linked 13-vertex carboranes with tBuOK or NaH in dry THF at room temperature. These monoanions were characterized by various spectroscopic methods, elemental analysis, and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The results showed substantial double-bond character between the cage-carbon atom and the exo vicinal carbon atom, thus leading to charge delocalization into the cage. As a result, the atomatom distances within the cage were elongated, with one broken CB bond. However, the cage geometry of the monoanions remained very similar to that of their corresponding neutral 13-vertex closo-carboranes. These monoanions represent the first examples of 13-vertex carboranes with exo-π bonding to hypercarbon atoms.