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Here at Black Diamond it's all about climbing and skiing. We share the same experiences that you do on rock, ice and snow and these experiences push us to make the best gear possible for our worldwide family of climbers and skiers.

What began with a backyard anvil and a hammer has now grown into a global company with offices on three continents. Black Diamond is a company that's not just for rock climbers and skiers, but one that stands for the spirit of the sports we live, their values and goals, past, present and future. Since 1957, our 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. It's also a product of the fact that each of us are climbers and skiers ourselves.

We're a company of users. It's who we are. We're the greatest dreamers about what could be, and the harshest of critics about what exists. Because of this, the creation of Black Diamond is a process that will never end. The company today is more committed than ever, thanks to the many people here in the U.S. and at Black Diamond Europe whose limitless energy and hands-on involvement have created a promising future for all climbers and skiers worldwide.

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Walking out from Rocher Fin   © UKC Gear

Black Diamond Street Creek Pack

The Street Creek is a well-made and cool-looking day pack aimed at urban wall-goers. It's just a shame that a higher volume model isn't available for outdoor use, says Rob Greenwood.


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These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Black Diamond Session Review  © UKC Gear

Black Diamond Session Approach Shoe

With its funky flip-down heel and soft sock-like fit, the Session is a comfy and convenient slip on/slip off shoe for bouldering and sport climbing, inside or out. It's too casual for longer or more rugged approaches, but in its niche we think ...

Bombproof shells group test  © UKC Gear
Bombproof shells group test  © UKC Gear

Bombproof Winter Mountain Shells

What's the ideal shell for Scottish winter climbing and gnarly hill walks? A beefy and protective one! Here we review tough technical jackets from 12 leading manufacturers.

2am on the Cuillin Ridge  © Dan Bailey
2am on the Cuillin Ridge  © Dan Bailey

Compact Headtorches

Modern front-mounted headtorches are neat and lightweight, yet pack enough power for most needs. Here we look in depth at five alternatives across the price spectrum.

Camalot C4 montage  © Dan Bailey
Camalot C4 montage  © Dan Bailey

Black Diamond Camalot C4

Martin McKenna was a fan of the previous version of the Camalot, so how does he rate the recent updates?

LV shoes group test  © UKC Gear
LV shoes group test  © UKC Gear

Performance Rock Shoes - Women's/LV Fit

In this group test we compare nine pairs of performance shoes with a women's / low volume fit. How did they all do...?

Women's crag clothing BD montage  © Miriam Dobson
Women's crag clothing BD montage  © Miriam Dobson

Black Diamond Crag Clothes for Women

From the tough, stretchy Forged Denim Pants to a light softshell jacket, Kate Dean puts a selection of Black Diamond's...

20L packs montage  © UKC Gear
20L packs montage  © UKC Gear

Day Packs Around 20 Litres

We check out 11 smaller rucksacks for lightweight days.


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airNET Harness  © Black Diamond

Black Diamond airNET Harness

Developed in collaboration with BD Athlete Adam Ondra, the airNET is a cutting-edge harness that features our patented airNET Technology—an ultra-breathable fabric for high-end performance sport climbing that distributes loads evenly ac...

Black Diamond Approach Shoes  © Black Diamond
Black Diamond Approach Shoes  © Black Diamond

Black Diamond Approach Shoes

For Spring/Summer 2020 Black Diamond have introduced a range of Approach Shoes that cover all bases. Whether you're climbing indoors or out, sport or trad, or just heading for a quick circuit bouldering there is something to suit your needs.

#21 Camalot C4  © Black Diamond
#21 Camalot C4  © Black Diamond

Introducing the #21 Camalot C4

BD Athlete Alex Honnold has never been a fan of wide cracks, or as he puts it a little more bluntly: "Offwidth climbing sucks". But even Honnold has to thrust his body into deep fissures from time to time: "Many of the most classic routes in the world,...

ISPO 2020 Climbing Gear  © UKC
ISPO 2020 Climbing Gear  © UKC

ISPO 2020 - New Climbing Gear

We spent earlier this week catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than...

BD Athlete Babsi Zangerl in the Vision Down Parka  © Andy Earl
BD Athlete Babsi Zangerl in the Vision Down Parka  © Andy Earl

Black Diamond Apparel: 3 jackets, 3 technologies

It's a big, cold world out there, and Black Diamond has got you covered. Through the same commitment to...

OutDoor 2019 - Climbing Gear  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Climbing Gear  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - New Climbing Gear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's...

OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - New Climbing Shoes and Footwear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the...


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Black Diamond Session Competition  © UKC Gear

Competition Win a Pair of Black Diamond Session Approach Shoes

Engineered to send in style, the Black Diamond Session combines ultimate comfort with performance features that seamlessly transitions from the gym to the crag and then out to the city streets.

Black Diamond Vision Down Parka Competition  © Black Diamond
Black Diamond Vision Down Parka Competition  © Black Diamond

Competition WINNER - Win a Black Diamond Vision Down Parka

It might not be winter yet, but it will be faster than you think! Optimized with revolutionary Japanese LCP-reinforced fabric for serious, expedition-grade warmth from the Tokositna to the Torres, the Black Diamond Vision Down Parka is our...

City of Rocks  © Andy Earl
City of Rocks  © Andy Earl

Competition WINNERS - Win a pair of Black Diamond Forged Denim

With features designed for climbing, and style for everything else, our sportswear bottoms are built to move. Featuring our new Forged Climbing Denim, which are literally changing the game of stretch climbing pants, that look as good as...

Half Dome action 4  © Black Diamond
Half Dome action 4  © Black Diamond

Competition WINNER - Win a Black Diamond Half Dome Helmet

BD helmets provide reliable protection for everything from fast-and-light alpine blitzes to month-long cragging...

Zone combined  © Black Diamond
Zone combined  © Black Diamond

Competition WINNER - Win a Pair of Black Diamond Zone Climbing Shoes

Having successfully launched the Momentum shoe last year, there was no resting on their laurels for...

Competition WINNER - Win the new BD Reactor Ice Tool

BD Athlete Will Gadd has been putting Black Diamond gear to the test for over 20 years. He was an early proponent of...

Momentum Montage  © Black Diamond
Momentum Montage  © Black Diamond

Competition WINNER - Win a Pair of Black Diamond Momentum Climbing Shoes

Five years. That's roughly how long the designers at BD have been working to create a unique...

Competition WINNER - Win a Black Diamond Hot Forge Heated Chalk Bag!

Vector Square  © Black Diamond
Vector Square  © Black Diamond

Competition WINNERS - Win 1 of 2 Black Diamond Vector Helmets

Depot Black Diamond Competition  © Black Diamond
Depot Black Diamond Competition  © Black Diamond

Competition WINNERS - Win a Black Diamond Zone Harness + Free Entry to Depot Climbing Wall

Black Diamond First Light Hoody Competition  © Black Diamond
Black Diamond First Light Hoody Competition  © Black Diamond

Competition WINNER - Win a Black Diamond First Light Hoody


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