Guidebook On A Phone: BD Partners With Mountain Project For Free Climbing App

Black Diamond Equipment, the huge climbing, skiing, and mountain-sports equipment and apparel company, launched a partnership with Mountain Project, an online resource for the rock climbing and mountaineering communities, this week.

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Due to the partnership, the Mountain Project’s previously paid mobile application is now free.

“Mountain Project is an indispensable tool for the modern climber, and Black Diamond’s partnership allows us to give our core users a valuable resource wherever they are climbing,” said Niclas Bornling, vice president of marketing.

Mountain Project has route beta for more than 112,000 climbing routes at 19,000 climbing areas worldwide. The mobile application allows users to download route information (location, description, images and rating) on their devices and access it anytime, even without a cell signal.

Mountain Project is popular, with more than 300,000 unique users per month. It reaches nearly 2,500,000 climbers per year.

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“As a programmer and a climber, building Mountain Project has been the definition of a labor of love,” says Nick Wilder, founder of Mountain Project.

For more information visit the Black Diamond Equipment/Mountain Project partnership for instructions to download the new, free mobile application.

Sean McCoy

Editor-in-Chief Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.

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