Black Diamond Ambassador Ofer Blutrich knows how to climb despite having the odds stacked against him. In his home country of Israel, climbing is illegal at most crags, and the country’s crags are vastly underdeveloped because of this. Ofer has worked to establish climbs, bolting the country’s first 5.13b, 5.13c, 5.13d, 5.14a and 5.14b. “I didn’t have any intention of being a professional rock climber,” he says. But with such an impressive climbing resume, he is now just that, as well as an ambassador for climbing in his country.