About Us

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Hello my name's Dan.

I run this crazy little climbing gear site; It's all about unique, fun or hard-to-find climbing gear.

It started in 2013 when my girlfriend and I were chatting one evening about how expensive belay glasses were. She challenged me to make a pair of belay glasses for her, and that was the start of Blicard's first product, Belay Shades Belay Glasses.

Our second product was based on our personal desire for a lightweight stick clip that didn’t take up weight and space in our climbing bags. The result was the Clip Stick Trekking Pole, and there’s nothing else quite like it.

Blicard.com now sells a small, curated selection of climbing gear and I'm continually hunting for the coolest and the best climbing products. We’re also distributors for the Czech brand Ocun.

If you have any questions, product requests, wholesale inquiries, or just want to say hi, drop us a note anytime!

Happy climbing,


Vancouver, B.C. Canada

Our Friends 


Check out our friends' links and cool stuff we like:

Climb & Conquer

HELP THE KIDS! We are proud to announce that 5% of profits from all sales of Belay Shades™ will go to support Climb and Conquer Society Canada.  They are a not-for-profit BC Society run by climbers to provide affordable access of climbing to youth so they can use climbing to empower themselves. How cool is that!

The Hive is Vancouver’s Premier bouldering gym. The Hive is more than your average Indoor Climbing Gym. It is a place to hang out, meet others, listen to great music, and climb till your heart’s content. Belay Shades are available for purchase as the front desk of The Hive.
Climbing trainer David Echeverri creates step by step videos and systematic workout regimens to help take your climbing to the next level. Check out his Youtube Channel and website.

High Performance Climbing Walls

Our friends and fellow Vancouverites at HPCW are the masterminds behind the climbing walls at some of our favorite haunts. From holds and equipment to wall construction, they make indoor climbing possible!

Sendage.com is an awesome online site for tracking your sends. Find new projects, rate routes, and reach your goals with this awesome community of climbers!

Vancouver Rock Climbing Group

These guys are awesome and inspiring. We're members of this amazing community (and named a route in honour of VRCG recently).