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Babsi Zangerl sending 'Speed Intégrale' (9a) (c) Black Diamond Equipment

BD Athlete Babsi Zangerl is no doubt one of the strongest climbers in the world. She’s climbed 5.14a on El Cap, bouldered V13, and sent runout 5.14b trad.

Katrin Lehmann wiederholt 'Kryptos' (8C) (c) Michael Steimle

Nach einer einjährigen Projektierungs- und Trainingsphase gelang Kaddi der Boulder "Kryptos" am Morchelstock im Schweizer Balsthal. Kryptos wurde 2009 von Franz Widmer erstbegangen und im selben Jahr von Black Diamond Athlet und Boulderlegende Fred Nicole wiederholt.

Babsi Zangerl And Jacopo Ignore The Bolts On 'Gondo Crack' (8c) (c) EpicTV

Babsi Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher have a pretty good lifestyle. Travelling the world to climb the hardest routes they can find. Gondo crack is a 17-meter finger crack in Switzerland, usually climbed using bolts as protection.

BD Athlete Hazel Findlay on 'Tainted Love' (5.13d) (c) Black Diamond Equipment

BD Athlete Hazel Findlay is known for her rad trad ability, whether she’s freeing El Cap or climbing crumbly sea-cliffs with sparse protection. When she arrived in Squamish last summer, a friend and fellow Brit knew just the route she should try.

Climbing The Shaft: Nate Murphy Gets Schooled On Big Walls And Massive Exposure (c) EpicTV

In the summer of 2017, Nate Murphy made his way to Yosemite to attempt what would be his toughest big wall challenge to date, to climb the 13 pitches of the Shaft Variation on the Muir Wall, 5.13c/8a+.

Patxi Usobiaga on "Pachamama" (9a+/b) (c) PucSeriestraining

Patxi Usobiaga takes us through the process of what it was like to climb a route he had attempted 8 years ago in Oliana, Spain when he felt he was at his peak. That was before his life changed and climbing took a backseat.

Chasin' the Rubbish 2018 in Fontainebleau (c) Black Diamond

Am Osterwochenende organisiert Black Diamond bereits zum siebten Mal die "Chasin-the-Rubbish" Aufräumaktion im französischen Bouldergebiet Fontainebleau. Vom 30. März bis 2. April werden Athleten und Mitarbeiter von Black Diamond dort nicht nur Müll einsammeln, sonder auch versuchen, andere Kletterer für einen verantwortlichen Umgang mit der einzigartigen aber fragilen Natur von Fontainebleau zu sensibilisieren.

Seb Bouin (c) Black Diamond Equipment

When choosing a project far from home, Seb Bouin realizes the challenges associated with distance: Not only when it comes to the difficulty of the route, but also in terms of motivation, focus and personal growth. But Move 9b/9b+ in Flatanger, Norway, was the perfect challenge and he couldn’t resist. Now Seb’s fully committed, and on to what he calls the "logical next step" of his progression.

Kletterschuhe von Black Diamond (c) Chris Parker, Black Diamond

Fünf Jahre. So lange hat die Entwicklung unserer einzigartigen Kletterschuhe hier bei Black Diamond gedauert. Am Anfang war es ein gut gehütetes Geheimnis. Noch nicht einmal die Chefs wussten Bescheid.

Nalle Hukkataival on 'The Finnish Line' (V16) (c) Black Diamond Equipment

"A gem rarer than diamonds." That's how BD Athlete Nalle Hukkataival describes The Finnish Line (V16). Sitting untouched for years within a mecca for bouldering, Nalle's latest testpiece has it all-aesthetics, difficulty and a beautiful setting. Plus, it's now a contender for Rocklands' hardest boulder problem.

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