Black Diamond Equipment started in the hand-forged climbing hardware of Yvon Chouinard, who started selling his gear from the trunk of his car in Yosemite Valley in 1957. Chouinard’s visionary equipment revolutionized the climbing world by raising performance standards while also leading the sport to new and sustainable ethics. You can now find us at the base of the Wasatch Mountains in Salt Lake City, Utah, where we are immersed in our passion for the outdoors: climbing, skiing and mountain pursuits.
Black Diamond Equipment
From day one the Black Diamond Equipment mission has been to be one with the sports they serve. And they accomplish this by using, designing and engineering innovative equipment that allows their tribe of climbers, backcountry skiers, trail runners and hikers to thrive in the mountains. That dedication begins with all of their employees, who combine passion with work to create the world’s best products for mountain enthusiasts. Because of that dedication they have continued to build equipment that transforms the way we all pursue our sports; from the world’s first wire-gate carabiner, or the enduring Camalot camming device, to the JetForce airbag packs or their technical apparel designed specifically for the mountains.