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Rockin’ Rolo: Episode 1
BD Athlete and full-time employee Roland Hemetzberger heads to Rocklands, South Africa, where he finds untapped trad climbing potential.
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QC Lab: Ultimate Strength Testing of the Gear You've Always Wondered About
KP and the QC Lab crew field the most common questions they get about gear and do what they do best—break it! Check out the fascinating results in the latest QC Lab.
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Welcome to the Team: Anna Liina Laitinen
Anna Liina Laitinen joins the BD Athlete team.
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Hazel Findlay: The First Ascent of Tainted Love (5.13d)—A Squamish Trad Testpiece
Watch BD Athlete Hazel Findlay battle with one of Squamish’s hardest unclimbed trad lines.
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Welcome to the Team: Matty Hong
Matty Hong joins the BD Athlete team.
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Carlo Traversi: A Video Guide to Fontainebleau’s Hard Classics—Part 2
In Part 2, BD Athlete Carlo Traversi finishes his virtual tour of his favorite problems in the magical forest of Fontainebleau.
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Welcome to the Team: Sean Bailey
Sean Bailey joins the BD Athlete team.
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Welcome to the BD Team: Claire Buhrfeind
Claire Buhrfeind joins the BD Athlete team.
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Welcome to the BD Team: Kai Lightner
Kai Lightner joins the BD Athlete team.
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The Making Of: The Black Diamond HotWire Carabiner
In 1995, Black Diamond launched the world's first wire-gate carabiner designed for climbing. This is the story of how two BD designers envisioned a piece of equipment that changed the game forever.
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Climbing Out Of Disaster: The Climbers of Puerto Rico Face Hurricane Maria
In this film, the climbers of Puerto Rico come together to rebuild their community after a devastating disaster.
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Will Gadd Unleashed
BD Athlete Will Gadd Reflects on 25 Years of Testing and Developing Black Diamond Gear.
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Rusty Willis And The Four Finger Fuel
After the loss of his pinkie, Rusty Willis was struggling to find the right ice tool ... until the crew at BD got involved.
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Gear Myths: To Oppose or Not To Oppose Your Quickdraw’s Biners
To oppose or not to oppose your biners on a quickdraw, that is the question!
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Into The Mind: Hayden Kennedy’s Bold Approach to Climbing
BD Athlete Hazel Findlay recounts Hayden Kennedy’s bold skills in the mountains, and shares this exclusive interview with HK, which she conducted before his untimely death.
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Hazel Findlay: Guests—Sharing and Sending El Cap’s Salathé Wall (VI 5.13b)
BD Athlete Hazel Findlay reflects on her recent El Cap adventure and her free-ascent of the iconic Salathé Wall (VI 5.13b).
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QC Lab: Personal Anchor Systems Explained
KP and the QC Lab crew take a deep dive into the world of Personal Anchor Systems and provide the beta … as always.
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Q&A: BD Athletes Babsi Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher Claim Second Ascent of El Cap’s Magic Mushroom
Babsi and Jacopo give the low-down on their recent free-ascent of El Cap’s fierce Magic Mushroom (VI 5.14a).
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Carlo Traversi: A Video Guide to Fontainebleau’s Hard Classics—Part 1
BD Athlete Carlo Traversi takes us on a virtual tour of his favorite problems in the magical forest of Fontainebleau.
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Copp-Dash Inspired: Tino Villanueva & Alan Rousseau’s Himalayan First Ascent
After receiving the Copp-Dash Inspire Award, two American IFMGA guides vision-quested their way to the summit of an unclimbed Himalayan peak. This is their story.
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Ready When You Are
Working for BD isn’t just a job. It’s a lifestyle. Check out this film captured entirely by BD employees and athletes.
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Luka Krajnc: Memories of The Memory—Climbing Croatia’s New 5.14 Multi-Pitch
BD Ambassador and Slovenian badass Luka Krajnc remembers the first free ascent of Croatia’s nails-hard multi-pitch.
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Rolo Hemetzberger: Sending WOGÜ—Europe’s Hardest Multi-Pitch
With a little motivation from Grandma, BD Athlete and employee Rolo Hemetzberger was able to send Europe’s hardest multi-pitch. This is his story.
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Wasatch Classics: Noah Howell on The South Ridge of Superior
BD Athlete Noah Howell gives the low-down on his favorite mountain ridge scramble—the iconic South Ridge of Superior.
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Rhythm
BD Athlete Joe Grant searches for rhythm while running in the heart of the Alps.
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Nalle Hukkataival: Squamish Sending Spree
BD Athlete Nalle Hukkataival recently touched down in Squamish, B.C. to sample the goods. As usual, he left a slew of cutting-edge ascents in his wake. Check out this video documenting two of his hardest sends, including the coveted second ascent of the Singularity (V14/15).
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Joe Grant's Trailhead Tunes
BD Athlete Joe Grant shares the songs he listens to while driving to the trailhead.
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Gear Myths: Gates In, Or Gates Out?
In the first installment of Gear Myths, we examine the age-old question: Should you rack gates in, or gates out?
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Chris Schulte: FA’s Off the Beaten Path In Switzerland
Watch BD Ambassador Chris Schulte establish beautiful lines in the less traveled reaches of Switzerland.
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Hang Right—Part 3: Healing Nagging Finger Injuries
The hangboard is often thought of as an apparatus that can strain the tendons in your fingers. But in this installment of the Hang Right series, Physical Therapist Esther Smith explains how the hangboard is actually the perfect rehabilitation tool to heal nagging finger injuries.
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Colette McInerney’s Training Playlist
BD Athlete Colette McInerney shares the tracks that get her amped for training.
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Daila Ojeda: Into the Alpine to Send Digital Crack
After pushing her boundaries last spring and climbing her first multi-pitch, BD Athlete Daila Ojeda decided that she wanted to experience the mountains of Chamonix. Check out this film of Daila climbing the classic Digital Crack—a beautiful 8a at 12,500 feet in the Alps.
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Nalle Hukkataival: The Finnish Line (V16)—Rocklands’ Hardest Boulder
This summer, BD Athlete Nalle Hukkataival journeyed to South Africa’s famed Rocklands in search of first ascents. What he found was a problem every boulderer dreams of …
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Watch Carlo Traversi Take On The Triple 14 Challenge
In the late summer of 2016, BD Athlete Carlo Traversi set out to climb a V14, 5.14, and 14er … all in a day. Luckily, the experience was documented in this exclusive BD film.
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QC Lab: Old vs. New Gear Testing
KP and the QC Lab crew answer four consumer questions about the strength of old, new, and old-new (yeah that’s a thing) gear.
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