At Black Diamond (BD) it's all about climbing and skiing. Since starting out in 1957 in a Californian backyard creating climbing hardware with hammer and anvil, Black Diamond has grown into a global company. With its staff made up of climbers, skiers and alpinists Black Diamond shares the same experiences that you do on rock, ice and snow. These experiences push the team to constantly innovate and make the best gear possible for climbers and skiers worldwide.