Black Diamond

Vision: to engineer and empower the future of mountain sports and be one with the communities we serve.

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A team of adventurers

Here at Black Diamond, it's all about mountain sports. We share the same experiences that you do on rock, ice, and snow and these experiences push us to make the best equipment and apparel possible for our worldwide community.

Design Ethos 

Mountain sports have a soul. We build our lives around these sports, we live it. That connection we feel lives in the equipment we create. Our equipment tells stories, we tell stories. Great product design has soul.

We create equipment for the most technical, demanding users in the harshest environments. We endeavor to meet that need with innovation, rigorous engineering, and performance.

Our Heritage

Black Diamond was born from Chouinard Equipment and was a natural continuation of the passion and ethos that Yvon Chouinard and his friends started in 1965. Peter Metcalf and the employees of Chouinard Equipment took over in 1989, changed the name to Black Diamond and moved to Salt Lake City, to be at the base of the Wasatch mountains.

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