VIDEO PROFILE: BD athlete Conrad Anker ice climbing in Hyalite Canyon, Montana from Black Diamond Equipment on Vimeo.
Conrad Anker is a master of ice climbing—at the crags and in the mountains. BD caught up with him at his home in Bozeman, Montana, and went out for a day of swinging tools with him on Black Magic, a classic mixed line in nearby Hyalite Canyon. Conrad overdosed us with caffeine in the pre-dawn hours, entertained us with tales of climbing with his best friend, the late, great Alex Lowe, as we drove up the canyon, and then belted out The Clash's "The Guns Of Brixton" as he burned through a couple laps on the WI4 pitch. Look for an article on Hyalite Canyon in the December/January issue of Climbing, on newsstands now!