<== Site of the Week for 2013-04-03 ==>
Are you ready to move up from the green dots and blue squares and hit the black diamonds?
If so, then you will love Black Diamond Equipment.
Black Diamond manufactures world class climbing and back country gear. Their web site has the detailed specs on the equipment they offer. The equipment spans from helmets, protection and ropes to telemark bindings, ski and camping gear.
Visitors to Salt Lake might want to stop in at the Black Diamond Campus in Holladay, Utah. This facility was built in a converted shopping district. It now includes a climbing gym, a factory direct store along with manufacturing and corporate space.
Black Diamond Equipment was formed in 1989 by former employees of the California based Chouinard Equipment which had gone bankrupt over liability claims (climbing is dangerous). The firm moved to Salt Lake City in 1991.
Black Diamond merged with Clarus Corporation in 2010 which adopted the corporate name "Black Diamond Equipment" (corporate site and trades on NASDAQ with the symbol BDE.
Their retail shop is located at 2092 East 3900 South in Holladay, Utah.
Black Diamond manufactures several hundred items. Below is a list of 6 items at random from BackCountry.com: