Black Diamond began with a backyard anvil and a hammer and has grown into a global company with offices on three continents. Black Diamond stands for the spirit of the sports we live, their values and goals, past, present and future. Since 1957, BD innovative gear designs have set the standard in numerous areas. This is the result of dedication, desire and diligence on the part of an incredible team of people. BD is a company of skiers and climbers based in Salt Lake City, UT.