Doug Heinrich is the senior vice president of product at Black Diamond.
In 1974, Doug was introduced to climbing when he was twelve years old by a classmate. Early on he took climbing lessons with Jim Dockery, a local legend, and during his first year in climbing, he achieved the summit of the Grand Teton on a guided climb and quickly developed an interest in summiting alpine peaks. Doug discusses the Salt Lake climbing community of the late-70s and ’80s, identifying some of the key figures involved in pushing grades and new-route development to new heights.
On this episode, you’ll hear from an industry titan who helped build the sport of climbing into the huge industry it is today.