Athlete: Black Diamond Global Athlete Joe Kinder
Location: Ratikon, Switzerland
Photographer: Tim Kemple

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Elbow Pain in Climbers

It's hard to find a climber who hasn't experienced elbow pain at some point. You’ve likely lowered from many a route rubbing your elbow to ease a nagging ache in your arm. Such was the case with BD Ambassador Brittany Griffith … that is, until she met Esther Smith. In the second installment of their Hang Right series, Physical Therapists Esther Smith and Katey Blumenthal explain the cause of elbow pain and tell us what we can do about it.


Seb Bouin

The Silent Crusher

Black Diamond Ambassador Seb Bouin has climbed a grip of 5.15’s, often sending routes like Chilam Balam (5.15a/b) while on a short break from his job as a sports teacher in Paris. But despite his next level abilities, the 23-year-old Frenchman doesn’t like to we’ll do it for him.

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