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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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In early December, BD employee Holly Merriman , along with several other BD employees, attended the 16 th annual Bozeman Ice Festival in Bozeman, Montana, a community celebration of ice climbing that has grown to draw climbers from all over the U.S. Below is Holly’s report from the event, as well as a collection of photos that capture the... [READ MORE]
In November, BD athlete Brittany Griffith , along with fellow BD team members Yuji Hirayama , Cedar Wright and Mike Dobie attended China’s first-ever trad climbing festival in Laojunshan National Park. Along with the quartet of BD athletes, a host of Black Diamond employees also attended, including CEO Peter Metcalf . The event was... [READ MORE]
Black Diamond Equipment’s founder and CEO, Peter Metcalf , has a corner office—the only proper corner office at BD. He moved into it when BD relocated from California in 1991, and over the past 20-plus years his corner office has become filled with an eclectic collection of historical documents, photos, awards, trivia and miscellany.... [READ MORE]
Here at Black Diamond, the inspiration to innovate is driven from within. When we're not at the office, our dedicated crew of employees is out cranking at the crags, putting in miles on the trails and questing around the mountains in search of untracked descents. In this ongoing series of posts on the Journal, we'll be highlighting some of our... [READ MORE]
Black Diamond employee Randy Hankins began climbing in 1970—just before the dawn of clean climbing—and has been working here at BD since 1994. Below is the second in the From The Vault series of Journal posts that Randy has developed about various articles, photos, anecdotes and gear from the BD archives. This From The Vault post is about... [READ MORE]