Black Diamond are all about climbing and skiing. They began in a backyard with an anvil and a hammer and have grown into a global company. Since 1957, their innovative gear designs have set the standard in numerous areas. This is partly the result of dedication, desire and diligence on the part of an incredible team of people. They're a company of users and continue to produce high quality ski equipment and snow gear as well as carabiners and rockclimbing gear.