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It's with much pride and stoke that we released today our Rock Climbing 2012 digital catalog . Loaded with stunning images, captivating videos, and narrated slideshows, Rock Climbing 2012 is all about travel—the places, the people, the culture, the transportation, the gear, the lifestyle, and, of course, the climbing. Get ready for a global roadtrip because Rock Climbing 2012 is going to carry you from Kyrgyzstan to Spain to Malta to Venezuela with a host of Black Diamond climbing athletes, including Adam Ondra, Alex Honnold, Nico Favresse, Sonnie Trotter, Barbara Zangerl, Nalle Hukkataival and Tommy Caldwell (to name but a few).
Like our Alpinism 2012 digital catalog, Rock Climbing 2012 is an online-only catalog, stacked with great stories, videos, photos, as well as a...
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Black Diamond athlete Ines Papert is no stranger to first ascents involving long, steep pitches of hard, technical ice and mixed climbing. So it was no surprise that after a recent 10-day trip to Senja Island, 350 km above the Arctic Circle in Norway, that Ines, along with her partner Bent Vidar Eliertsen, came away with yet another proud new... [READ MORE]
Last summer, Black Diamond athlete Adam Ondra made a highly productive trip to Hanshelleren, a massive granite cave outside the small town of Flatanger, Norway. Adam not only made short work of the cave's established hard routes (including onsighting two routes graded 5.14c/8c+), he made the first ascent of Thor's Hammer (5.15a/9a+) and... [READ MORE]
Before any piece of Black Diamond gear makes it on to the shelves, it spends months, sometimes years getting put through the wringer by our Director of Quality, Kolin Powick, and his team of Quality Assurance engineers. Through extensive and meticulous testing, both in the lab and in the field, KP and his team help ensure that you can count... [READ MORE]
We take a large amount of pride in our history of outspoken advocacy for conservation and access causes (locally, regionally and globally), as well as in our efforts to support conservation, education and recreation groups that are on the front-lines of protecting and preserving the wild lands we love and depend on, and this ongoing series will... [READ MORE]
The 14th annual Kandersteg Ice Festival was a huge success in early January 2013, drawing hundreds of participants from all around Europe for three days of workshops, climbing, presentations and competitions. This video from the event does a great job of capturing the excitement and fun that makes Kandersteg such a fantastic community event.... [READ MORE]