Black Diamond began their company with an anvil and a hammer and now has grown into a global company with offices on three continents. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Black Diamond is focused on climbing and skiing and they share the same experiences that you do on rock, ice, and snow. It's those experiences that push them to make the best possible gear for their world-wise family of climbers and skiers. Since 1957, their innovative designs have set the standard in numerous areas because of their dedication, desire, and diligence from a loyal group of people. Black Diamond is a company not just for rock climbers and skiers, but for those that share the spirit of the sports they live, they value, and their goals past, present and future. As a company of users, employees of Black Diamond are among the greatest dreamers of what could be and some of the harshest critics of what exists.