Outdoor Research

In 1980, Ron Gregg, a physicist and dedicated mountaineer, found himself on Alaska’s Denali in a perilous situation. His climbing partner had suffered extreme frostbite due in part to poorly designed gaiters. Snow had been pushed between gaiter and boot,...

Misty Mountain

Misty Mountain Threadworks was founded on the belief that it could make the finest climbing harnesses in the world, and that this could be accomplished in a manner that was respectful of all involved – customers, employees, vendor partners and owners alike....

Metolius

Metolius equipment is born out of respect for the sport we love, rock climbing. We are a unique collection of North American climbers who came together in the 1980s to push our personal limits at Smith Rock. We shared a common passion for hard gymnastic free climbing,...

Mammut

The ropes are still produced exclusively in Seon; as ever, “Made in Switzerland” is a guarantee of quality and reliability. As well as its long-standing tradition in the manufacture of ropes, decades of experience and the in-depth knowledge of specialists...

Five Ten

Five Ten is a family-owned company that is dedicated to making the best outdoor sports footwear available. Five Ten was founded by Charles Cole in 1985. Cole had finished up his MBA from University of Michigan, and was hanging out in Yosemite, putting up spectacular...

Black Diamond

Here at Black Diamond it’s all about climbing and skiing. We share the same experiences that you do on rock, ice and snow and these experiences push us to make the best gear possible for our worldwide family of climbers and skiers.  What began with a backyard...

Bison Designs

Bison Designs was established by Brian Kelleghanin 1987  to produce belts manufactured from climbing webbing.  We originated the process by which  patterns could be woven into webbing for more unique styles, and continue using this process today, manufacturing all of...