Rock Climbing in Yangshuo
Rock Climbing in Yangshuo
Rock Climbing in Yangshuo
Rock Climbing in Yangshuo
Rock Climbing in Yangshuo
Rock Climbing in Yangshuo
Rock Climbing in Yangshuo
Rock Climbing in Yangshuo
Who are you?

We are a group of designers, climbers, and photographers committed to giving climbing in China the exposure it deserves. We started Samizdat Collective, a design company that specializes in making great products that are the culmination of our passions and hard work.

What does "Samizdat" mean?

The Russian word samizdat can be broken down into two parts: sam-, meaning “self, by oneself" and -izdat meaning “publishing house.” Put together, these two terms mean self-published. Embracing this philosophy of self production, we at Samizdat Collective make all of our products by hand using a mix of old and new technology.

You are a collective. What does that mean?

Our efforts are the culmination of hundreds of people working toward a common goal. Some people help by providing advice, while others put in hours of hard work to help create the final product. We acknowledge the power of community, and it is through this that we try to empower those around us. We are working to promote the work of our friends who are photographers, climbers, and artists. We are excited to begin supporting more bolting and drill sponsorship across China soon.

Whoa, cool! So what else do you guys do?

While Climb China is our main product right now, we have a hand in wood working and electronics. We are also working to promote great photographers and climbers in China. Keep up with our blog and you can find out what we are up to!

What are some ways I get involved?

We are always looking for people who are interested in the outdoors and people who are committed to our mission of giving China the exposure it deserves. We are currently looking for ways to get our book into stores across the world. If you are interested in getting involved with our firm, please drop us a line at info@samizdatcollective.com.