WINNERS: Alex Cook, Keith Daniels, Joanna Smith
Black Diamond ambassadors Rahel Schelb and Felicitas Feller have just returned from a successful trip climbing new routes in Li Ming, China. We are giving you the chance to win the equipment they trusted while discovering new sectors.
“Crack climbing comes with chafed or even bloody hands, painful feet, fear, chafed knees, everything hurts, but in the end it's just the most exciting thing to do!" said Rahel and Felicitas. Li Ming, situated in the southwest of China, is 2400 meters above sea level. It is surrounded by wooded hillsides, from which rock walls are rising, shimmering in various shades of red, black and grey. Here you find everything: Fine finger cracks running up massive, overhanging pinnacles and perfect hand cracks, that aren't world famous, solely because hardly anybody has climbed them yet.
Here's a couple of the hand drawn topos from new routes climbed whilst out in the area:
Here's some of the equipment they used whilst putting up the routes, as well as the prizes that we're giving away:
WIN A SET OF THREE CAMALOT X 4
Combining unparalleled expansion range with single-stem flexibility and a narrow head width, the Black Diamond Camalot X4 represents the missing link in our gold-standard Camalot family. Thin desert tips corner? The smallest three sizes of the X4 feature our Stacked Axle Technology, which uses a unique machined axle to give more expansion range per size than any small four-cam unit on the market. In fact, the six sizes of the Camalot X4 cover the same range as eight sizes of comparable units. Funky pin scars? The X4's embedded cam springs allow for an ultra-narrow head width that fits in those tight spots other cams won't. Awkward horizontal placements? Thanks to super-durable aluminum protection beads, the X4's cable withstands repeated abrasion without compromising flexibility. Pumped out of your mind and ten feet out from your last piece? We also added a hot-forged trigger bar and symmetric swage to improve handling and eliminate buckling.
ACCESS HYBRID HOODY - WOMEN'S
Cold weather, stop-and-go climbing, mixed terrain: the Black Diamond Access Hybrid Hoody has you covered when you need both insulating warmth and breathability for high-output bursts. The highly packable PrimaLoft® Silver Hi-Loft insulation protects against biting cold at the belay, while the highly breathable and stretchy Schoeller® stretch-woven softshell underarm panels regulate body temperature when you're breathing heavy on the approach. A range of pockets accommodates everything from energy gels to spare gloves.
FLOW STATE JACKET
A highly flexible windproof layer designed for cold, fast-paced days in the mountains and the days of training to get fit, the Black Diamond Flow State Jacket is all about perpetual motion. The WINSTOPPER® Soft Shell fabric blocks wind on gusty trails and ridges, and provides thermal insulation when layered under a shell in nasty weather.