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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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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]
Bold, authentic and inspirational images have been a cornerstone of Black Diamond culture since day one. The pictures that fill our catalogs, website, ads and posters aren't just a portal for visual storytelling, they are the essence of what Black Diamond is all about. In this ongoing series, we'll take a look at some of Black Diamond's most... [READ MORE]
VIDEO: HIgh Contrast, a short film by BD athlete Cedar Wright featuring fellow BD athlete Alex Honnold
Last spring, Black Diamond athletes Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright headed down to the massive granite walls of Cochamó, Chile, a place known to many as the "Yosemite of South America." From that trip, Cedar created the short film below, entitled Hgh Contrast , which combines gorgeous shots of Cochamó's walls and surroundings with some... [READ MORE]
Via ferrata sets from several companies have recently been involved in a series of recalls due to safety concerns. Both of Black Diamond Equipment’s via ferrata sets Easy Rider and Iron Cruiser : • are not included in any recalls.... [READ MORE]
Black Diamond athlete Nalle Hukkataival decided to leave behind the bureaucracy of bouldering in Hueco Tanks State Historical Park in Texas and crossed the border into Mexico. Destination: Peñoles, a bouldering area seven hours south of the U.S. border with rock striking similar to Hueco's but without the onerous rules and regulations.... [READ MORE]