The Journal is dedicated to the sports and people that make Black Diamond what it is.
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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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]
From first ascents on massive alpine walls to the podium of the Freeskiing World Tour to the world's hardest onsights, Black Diamond athletes are no strangers to the spotlight. But oftentimes a newsworthy accomplishment, whether it be in the alpine, at a ski resort or at the sport crag, is only half the story behind our world-class team of... [READ MORE]
Here at Black Diamond, our athletes' all-consuming drive to spend as much time in the mountains, at the crags and on the trails as possible tends to make for some interesting living situations. Modded-out cargo vans, backwoods shacks, parents' basements and musty expedition tents—the idiosyncratic places they reside when they're not doing... [READ MORE]
Just in time for the holidays... Adam Ondra getting into the 2011 holiday spirit in Fontainebleau with a visit to Santa, getting lost in the woods, life advice from Font maestro Jacky Godoffe, and an ascent of the iconic l'Apparement (8B). BD athlete Adam Ondra's Christmas 2011 outtakes and 8B sendage from... [READ MORE]