"Weeklong road trips, months-long expeditions, weekend missions — traveling, whatever the length and wherever the destination, is ingrained in the past, present and future of rock climbing. And we here at Black Diamond love it. We love those cramped flights, sketchy buses, rickety trains, piece-of-shit rental cars and stubborn beasts of burden that help us carry our gear, because it means we're headed for a climbing adventure. There are endless rock climbing opportunities strewn throughout every canyon, mountain, desert and valley between Alaska and Australia and Austria, and that's why we chose to make travel the theme of this, our Rock Climbing 2012 digital catalogue.
Rich in stories, culture, adventure and inspiration — presented through a plethora of videos, photos and narrated slideshows — this digital catalogue will take you around the world and back. Throughout these pages we'll highlight some of the many travels and climbs Black Diamond climbers have recently enjoyed, from Ukraine to Venezuela to Kyrgyzstan, and the crucial Black Diamond gear, from Camalots to Ozones to HoodWires, that helped make these adventures possible. So make sure your seat belts are securely fastened, your seat backs and tray tables are in their upright and locked position, and enjoy your trip."
— Black Diamond Equipment