Black Diamond are all about climbing and skiing. They share the same experiences you do on rock, ice and snow, utilising these experiences to make the best gear possible for their worldwide family of climbers and skiers. What began in 957 with a backyard anvil and hammer, has now grown into a global company setting standards in numerous areas with offices on three continents. Today the company is more committed than ever. They are a company of users - the greatest dreamers about what could be, and the harshest of critics about what exists.