Peter Metcalf is the CEO of Black Diamond Equipment and a board member of the Outdoor Industry Association. He wasn’t always all business though. He has climbed audacious routes in Alaska, one of which is a first alpine ascent of the Central Rib on Mt. Hunter’s south face. Black Diamond was started when Chouinard Equipment filed for bankruptcy and Peter and some other passionate climbers scrounged up enough money to buy out the assets.
The style at which we accomplish our goals is every bit as important as what we set out to accomplish.
Time-tested passive pro for everything from granite walls to quartzite cragging—Stoppers are the descendants of the original chocks that started the clean climbing revolution.
The ultimate carbon fiber tool for leashless mixed, ice and alpine climbing, the Black Diamond Cobra provides unparalleled performance from the crags to the Karakoram.
Coming soon, the world’s best selling and most-trusted camming device, the Camalot, will be 25% lighter.