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Whenever the tribe gathers together, we are there. Black Diamond sponsors and participates in dozens of events each year throughout the climbing, skiing and hiking worlds. Why? Because nothing brings the community together like a climbing event, ski demo or film festival—celebrations of the activities that define our lives. You want stoke? The Events section is where you’ll find it.

Speed Climbing 101 for Old Tradsters
Speed climbing might be the most talked about discipline in the world of competition climbing at the moment … and we have to admit, not all of it is positive. But amid negativity often lies curiosity, so with that in mind, we decided to take a deep dive into the world of SPEED.
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The Olympic Format Explained: Ondra Takes Second at the Combined Finals Debut During the 2018 World Championships
In this article, we take a look at the new Olympic Format, which premiered at the World Championships in Innsbruck, and talk to the combined finals second place finisher—BD Athlete Adam Ondra.
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Behind the Scenes of the Innsbruck World Champs: Klaus Isele—Physio on the Road to Tokyo
Klaus Isele—one of the world’s leading climbing physical therapists—sat down with Black Diamond to chat about his role at the 2018 IFSC World Championships in Innsbruck and his in-depth work with Adam Ondra.
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Q&A: BD Athlete Adam Ondra Takes Second in the Lead Climbing World Championships
BD Athlete Adam Ondra shares his thoughts on his recent second place finish at the 2018 IFSC Lead Climbing World Championships.
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Jacky Godoffe: Think XXL
The legendary Bleausard reflects on his long, winding road to the Innsbruck World Championships.
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Patxi Usobiaga: From Winning World Championships to Training Ondra
The Basque visionary shares his journey along the road to Innsbruck.
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Adam Ondra: The Road to Tokyo
Watch BD Athlete Adam Ondra train for Speed, Lead and Bouldering as he gears up for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and read a candid interview on his philosophy on all things climbing.
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Fanny Gibert: Road to the Innsbruck World Championships
BD Athlete Fanny Gibert shares her journey from being a mediocre climber to a World Cup crusher and Olympic hopeful.
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Paraclimbing Charity: Klettern kann jeder – everybody can climb!
Together with the climbing platform Climbers Paradise Tirol the charity campaign “Klettern kann jeder” was started to support Paraclimbing Austria.
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Claire Buhrfeind: Road to the Innsbruck World Championships
BD Athlete Claire Buhrfeind shares how she views competition climbing, her love for the sport, and why the World Championships in Innsbruck are the perfect testing ground for the 2020 Olympics.
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Sean Bailey: Road to the Innsbruck World Championships
BD Athlete Sean Bailey is ready to go big at the World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria. Watch Sean in action and hear his thoughts about why he loves comp climbing.
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Joe Grant's Short Shorts: The True Hard Roch
In the first of his quarterly column, BD Athlete Joe Grant reflects on a true unsung hero of the Hardrock 100—Black Diamond’s very own Roch Horton.
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Team BD Sends It in Wales
BD athletes Babsi Zangerl, Jacopo Larcher and Roland Hemetzberger recently journeyed to the mythical sea cliffs of Wales to test their mettle (and metal) on the area’s stout trad lines.
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Alex Honnold's Freerider Hangboard Workout
BD Athlete Alex Honnold dives into his training routine and why hangboarding was crucial for soloing El Cap.
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The Brazil Project
Last December, four BD Athletes traveled to Brazil, where they combined forces with Centro Urbana Escalada to help local kids in need by taking them climbing.
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Adam Ondra and Patxi Usobiaga Attempt The Project
A very fun, inspiring and hectic weekend with two of climbing's true legends, Adam Ondra and Patxi Usobiaga, is over. That's four workshops, two slideshows, one morning show and five live streamed attempts on The Project squeezed into 35 hours.
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Colette McInerney: Finding Like-Minded Souls at the Women’s Climbing Fest
BD Athlete Colette McInerney shares her photos and experience from the second annual Women’s Climbing Festival.
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Will Gadd: Adventures at the Michigan Ice Fest
When BD Athlete Will Gadd says there’s more high quality, natural ice in Michigan’s wild Upper Peninsula than any other state he’s ever visited … it’s time to take notice.
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Tobin Seagel: Protect Our Winters
BD Athlete Tobin Seagel believes we can turn climate change around. Here’s how.
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ROCK Project: Our Athletes are Committed and Here's Why
As this year’s ROCK Project tour comes to a successful close, our Athletes and Ambassadors explain why being involved in this movement is so important.
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Colette McInerney: Get Psyched on the Women's Climbing Festival
BD Ambassador Colette McInerney explains why you need to attend this year’s Women’s Climbing Festival.
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Adam Ondra: Dispatches from Yosemite
Tune in here for exclusive Yosemite updates from BD Ambassador Adam Ondra.
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Yosemite Facelift: The Camp 4 Scrub
This fall, Black Diamond athletes and employees joined a record-breaking 750 people to participate in the 13th annual Yosemite Facelift, where we rapped for trash and gave the Camp 4 boulders a well-deserved scrub.
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Adam Ondra: School is Out and the Dawn Wall is Calling
Black Diamond Ambassador Adam Ondra admits that there’s one major hole in his climbing resume. “I’m a little ashamed that I haven’t been to Yosemite yet,” he told BD. But that’s about to change. Ondra rolled through our global headquarters in Salt Lake City on his way to the Valley and gave us the low-down on his Yosemite plans…
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Adam Ondra Preps for Yosemite in SLC
Black Diamond Ambassador Adam Ondra stopped through Salt Lake City on his way to Yosemite Valley to tour Black Diamond’s headquarters and crank on the local boulders.
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Yosemite Climber Stewards repair Medlicott trail
In desperate need of some love, the trail to Medlicott Dome got a full rebuild thanks to over 200 hours of work put in by 26 volunteers from the Yosemite Climber Stewards, NPS Rangers, YOSAR and the Access Fund.
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BD brings the Stoke to the 2014 Damascus Trail Days
Black Diamond Sports Marketing Coordinator Holly Hansen reports from the nation's biggest annual hiking festival, Damascus Trail Days in Damascus, Virginia.
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Utah climbers raise $18K for Salt Lake Climbers Alliance
On June 12th, the 5th Annual Salt Lake Climbers Alliance fundraiser party, held at BD headquarters, raised $18,000 for climbing access and education initiatives.
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2014 Rjukan Ice Festival, Norway
For three days in February, ice climbers from all over Norway gathered in Rjukan for the annual Ice Festival. Clinics, a speed comp, slide shows and long hours of partying made for a great event.
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Ice Climber's Guide: Ouray Ice Park Colorado
Rock & Ice and Black Diamond present a navigational guide to the Ouray Ice Park.
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Five Questions: Mountain Project Founder Nick Wilder
The founder of Mountain Project opens up on finding unsung gems, the end of sandbagging and his guidebook-killing app.
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Sierra Club’s Military Outings Program lays siege to Hyalite
BD employee Dennis Connors and BD athlete Conrad Anker siege Hyalite Canyon with the Sierra Club’s Military Outings Program.
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Chasin’ the Rubbish 3.0: Cleaning up the Forests of Font
This past spring, BD employees, athletes and climbers from all over Europe congregated in the famous forests and sandstone blocs of Fontainebleau, France, where over four days, they removed 300 kg of trash.
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Committed #1: Peter Metcalf
In the first of a new series of posts on conservation, creative environmental solutions and the commitment required to implement them, Black Diamond founder and CEO Peter Metcalf goes back to the beginning.
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The 10th Annual Red Rock Rendezvous—Good Times For All
Black Diamond athletes joined hundreds of climbers in Red Rocks, Nevada to teach, learn, climb, party, take place in a live recording of The Enormocast and party some more.
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