Community

Black Diamond stands with key members of the climbing and backcountry skiing communities to foster the places and people we hold dear. From teaching etiquette at outdoor crags to helping develop snow safety mobile apps, we've partnered with organizations that put our community and environment foremost. While we humbly acknowledge there is much more to do, we strive in all of our endeavors to ensure that our communities, environment and business continue to thrive for years to come.

ROCK Project
Avalanche Forecast Apps
Mountain Project App

ROCK Project

Black Diamond, in partnership with The Access Fund, believes that in order to ensure the future of climbing access in America, we must inspire climbers to embrace responsible habits and behaviors that will keep climbing areas open and conserve the climbing environment. To this end, Black Diamond has partnered with Access Fund to launch the ROCK Project, dedicated to sharing Responsible Outdoor Climbing Knowledge. This initiative works to engage the climbing community and activate positive social norms, backed by consistent educational content, messaging, and programming that is specific to regional access issues and environmental concerns. Ultimately, climbers who are stewards and responsible users of outdoor climbing resources promote a positive identity for themselves and climbers as a whole, mitigating threats to access. ROCK Project is at the center of this movement.

ROCK PROJECT TOUR

Black Diamond and Access Fund and are taking the stoke on the road with the ROCK Project Tour, a multi-stop event tour to US climbing hot spots. Professional athletes, indoor climbing gyms and local climbing advocacy organizations will team up to host a series of exclusive, multi-day events, including climbing clinics, presentations, stewardship projects and parties. Find a tour stop near you and register here:

ROCK PROJECT TOUR

THE PACT

The foundation of the ROCK Project is The Pact: a pledge to uphold good climbing ethics, protect the mountain environments where we climb and ensure continued access to the cliffs and crags we love.

We are at a pivotal crossroads in climbing history—our sport is growing in popularity and the sheer number of people climbing outside is having a tremendous impact on our climbing areas. The future of climbing access depends on us: the strong, passionate tribe of climbers who are committed to protecting the climbing areas we love. Join us and take responsibility for the places we climb.

Commit to the ROCK Project Pact, and challenge your climbing friends and partners to do the same.

I COMMIT

SIGN THE PACT


Avalanche Forecast Apps—Presented by Black Diamond

We are honored to partner with three North American avalanche centers to provide funding and digital expertise in the development of their mobile avalanche forecast apps. Black Diamond is the title sponsor of the mobile apps for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) and the Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC), and a co-sponsor with backcountry.com for the Utah Avalanche Center (UAC) app. Download any of the apps at the links below: 

Colorado
Pacific Northwest
Utah

 

Colorado Avalanche Information Center

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) is the go-to resource for current snow and avalanche conditions in the State of Colorado. The program is a partnership between the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Department of Transportation (CDOT), and the Friends of the CAIC (FoCAIC) a 501c3 group. The mission of the CAIC is to provide avalanche information, education and promote research for the protection of life, property and the enhancement of the state’s economy.

FEATURES

Mobile friendly avalanche forecasts for 10 zones across Colorado

Access the avalanche forecast summary, current avalanche problems, and the avalanche discussion for each zone

Submit an observation to the CAIC database right from your phone

 

 

Northwest Avalanche Center

The Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC) is a collaborative effort between the US Forest Service Northwest Avalanche Center and the non-profit Northwest Avalanche Center. The mission of NWAC is to save lives and reduce the impacts of avalanches on recreation, industry and transportation in the Cascade and Olympic Mountains of Washington and northern Oregon through mountain weather and avalanche forecasting, data collection and education.

FEATURES

Mobile friendly avalanche forecasts for multiple zones across the Pacific Northwest

Access the avalanche forecast summary, current avalanche problems, and the avalanche discussion for each zone

Submit an observation to the NWAC database right from your phone

 

 

Utah Avalanche Center

From the time you roll out of bed until the time you hit the driveway, this app makes it easier to figure out where the best snow is, what avalanche, weather, and road conditions to expect, and which slopes will have the best and safest conditions. This app consolidates the avalanche, weather, road, and slope information you need for critical decision-making, including:

FEATURES

Daily avalanche advisories for 7 regions around the state from the Utah Avalanche Center

Daily field observations from a small army of volunteer observers as well as the UAC staff

Road conditions including avalanche closures, road travel restrictions, and canyon road webcams

Mountain weather information including current conditions, forecasts, satellite loops, radar, and mountain weather cams

Emergency contacts and your GPS location for a fast rescue response

A slope evaluation tool using your camera, containing your GPS location, steepness, aspect, elevation, time, and date

Ability to photograph a slope watermarked with GPS location, steepness, aspect, elevation, time, and date and share that photo

An email form to share your observations with the Utah Avalanche Center

 

 

The Mountain Project App—Presented by Black Diamond

With information on more than 19,000 climbing areas and 112,000 routes worldwide, the Mountain Project App is the essential mobile guidebook for climbers and mountaineers. Thanks to a partnership between Black Diamond and Mountain Project, the Mountain Project App is now available as a free download.

 

 

FEATURES

Browse areas, routes, photos and comments offline, at the crag, on the rock

Download your local areas, trip destinations, or all 112,000+ routes—once downloaded, you no longer need to be online

Download high-res photos, one at a time or for a whole area

Sync your ticks, star ratings, and to-do's from your Mountain Project account; create new ones offline and sync up later

Set bookmarks for your favorite routes and areas

Search for routes and areas

Maps/directions to areas

Read and post to the forum

Data packs are rebuilt weekly—update whenever you want the latest