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RDB

Trad climber
Iss WA
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 18, 2009 - 01:00am PT
Didn't ya just love those Galibiers, Trappeurs, Haderers and the rest?

Stole this pictures from the other boot thread. Got any more of old leather beaters?



Looks like Trappeur dbls in the back and Trappeur Devouassoux up front with the covered laces? By '77 everything I used was covered by a supergator.

The MAN, Ricardo Cassin and real boots!

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jan 18, 2009 - 10:29am PT
We were looking at a 1977 issue of Off Belay last night;
They did a section on ski mountaineering boots and bindings.
Talk about big and heavy, leather plastic or otherwise...

Steve W has the issue.
If it is still at BrassNuts/Crimpergirl's house maybe we can scan something up.


The Galiber Superguide, by contrast to most, was relatively svelte:
(Goat Rocks beneath Mount Adams, WA 1976)




The Lowa Scouts were cute, 'wish I still had a pair:
(Summit after booting up S Face of Clyde Minaret, CA 1980)

RDB

Trad climber
Iss WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 18, 2009 - 11:02pm PT
Not leather but big!

Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 18, 2009 - 11:23pm PT
Trappeur doubles under those gaiters! I still have them (haven't worn them for a few decades, though).
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jan 18, 2009 - 11:43pm PT
My first boots were a pair of Galibier Terray's. Sort of the old school equivilent to Trangos.

Had the name of the guy that made them stitched into the label.

I went thru about eight sets of soles on those boots (mostly doing the resole jobs myself)and then turned them into home made telemark ski boots till one final crash finaly destroyed them seperating the sole from the upper.

They don't make 'em like they used to.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jan 19, 2009 - 12:30am PT
Alternate title for the thread:
"Heavy Leather" ...
(any resemblance to an album by Weather Report is purely coincidental)
RDB

Trad climber
Iss WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 19, 2009 - 01:22am PT

Ray Brooks photo

Springs of 1976, Alaska, not really what I had intended but left to right under the fancy new Supergators...Galibier Makalu, Haderer single, Handerer single, Trappeur Devouassoux.

My own leather mtn boots were like old friends. You?
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jan 26, 2009 - 08:26pm PT
Should have treated them like friends...
My Lowa Scouts I wound up beating up working tree service.
My Supeguides, I sold to Steve Massioli after converting to Koflachs.


Here's Paul Sibley, in a pair of Mollitor, somewhere in Rocky Mountain national Park.
(Chiloe's foto)



He had 2 pair: tight fit pair for rock and a larger pair for extra socks and ice.

I had the extra pair on "toy loan" for some time.
Paul gets back from guiding Ellingwood Arete in the Crestones:
"Man, I wore my Mollie's and they were killing my feet"

Ha!
I felt bad, so I treated HIM like a friend and reminded him that I had the larger pair and gave them back ....
Cripes, I shuda just hung on to them!


Here's Paul later on, with a prototype LOWA ski mountaineering/ice climbing boot, I think called the QUANTUM:
(we are both sort of boot geeks)

Sir loin of leisure...

Trad climber
X
Jan 26, 2009 - 08:27pm PT
I have small feet, so I don't much like this thread...
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jan 26, 2009 - 08:29pm PT
Summit of Mount Adams in my Superguides, 1976:
(check the 75 cm axe)

Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Jan 27, 2009 - 12:06am PT




E Ridge Bug Spire BITD
RDB

Trad climber
Iss WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 27, 2009 - 12:59am PT
Raichle "Zinal", Mt. Temple, Canadian Rockies, 1973.

jbar

Ice climber
Russia with love.
Jan 27, 2009 - 02:19am PT
A little solo with my scarpas last week. They're really old but I LUV my scarpas! Just got a pair of la sportiva cirques as a gift but I'd rather wear my scarpas. Even try to wear them to the gym when somebody drags me there.

RDB

Trad climber
Iss WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 28, 2009 - 11:47pm PT
Leather boots are so cool!



Trappeur TD Sup on the left, Haderer Tauern single in the middle and a pair of awesome Lowa's on right.

And one of the best bottles of '76 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Villages ever uncorked:)
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jan 28, 2009 - 11:57pm PT
hey there guys... say, nice post/thread, ... say, i always wondered abou the "old boots vs new shoes" stuff....

as--those old timers, sure did climb....


*say, i saw those pics of the first el cap decent... long time back... those were surely not "now-a-day" shoes/boots etc...


yet, after used to such modern day shoes, it sounds like it'd not be good to take-off climbing with "something not tried and proved" even though it worked for someone else, right?

thanks for any shares, as to this... just curious...
(kind of like a dancer and their shoes, etc... and a skater, and their skates..)
Tami

Social climber
Vancouver, Canada
Jan 29, 2009 - 12:01am PT
I could never fit the SuperGuides. I don't have feet - I have paws.
I did have a pair of Super Sherpa boots ( who made 'em ??? Raichle ? ) size 5. My b/f bought 'em for me in '79. They were great! Fitted large. Wore 'em till I got a pair of plastics around '84 or so........which gave me trench foot when I stupidly did a summer treeplanting contract or two or three in' em.
Replaced the trenchfooters last year. Hahahaha........
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Jan 29, 2009 - 11:00am PT
Must add story......

I have a pair of Galibier Makalu that are nearly mint, with one tiny exception.

*I wore them into the Chugach Mts one day for a minor mixed ground solo. Got home and pulled the liners to dry.

*Wife put on liners to go outside and do some chore in the snow.

*Left liners on porch because they now had snow on them.

*Stray dog shows up and leaves with one liner for a chew snack.

* I now have a really bitchin' pair of classics with ONE LINER!!!!

* What are the best liners I can get as replacements, and where??

Thanks,
Bruce
RDB

Trad climber
Iss WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 29, 2009 - 12:48pm PT
Hey Bruce,
Funny but not so funny :)
What size are your boots?
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Jan 29, 2009 - 04:13pm PT
Dane,
9 or 9 1/2 I think. I'll check.
Thanks,
Bruce
Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Feb 12, 2009 - 02:31am PT
Dane,
Here's a rare set for ya! They don't get much older or bigger! These are custom Russkies with attached 'Slooper Gaiters'. Boy, you didn't wanna be downwind of these bad boys! This was on the Kahiltna when I was their 'chaperone' in '77.

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