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Ihateplastic

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Topic Author's Original Post - May 29, 2009 - 08:04pm PT
Today I received an order in the post for a couple of DOLT shirts (Thanks! Marty!) and along with the order were a couple of photos. The first has some really cool DOLT stuff in it (check out the DOLT pen!) and the second... well, let's just say this guy will never encounter a crack he can't sew up!

For those looking for the coolest climbing shirts...

http://www.shop.vershke.com[/b]





And now the pics...













Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 29, 2009 - 08:09pm PT
Commodious abides.
Thorgon

Big Wall climber
Sedro Woolley, WA
May 29, 2009 - 08:40pm PT
Fukin-A!!!!!! Lot of gear!!!!!!!

Thor
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
May 29, 2009 - 09:09pm PT
Lemme see what fits.....
This one here with asymmetric pattern is perfect.
No wait: has to be that roundy shape'd one, uh............
nb3000

Social climber
the ass-end of nowhere
May 29, 2009 - 09:11pm PT
that contraption in the first picture, upper right above the Dolt USA patch ... looks like someone grabbed the jack out of their car drilled a hole and looped a shoe lace thru it. gee wiz ...
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Topic Author's Reply - May 29, 2009 - 09:22pm PT
Weren't those things called Crack Jacks?

There is a thread on them somewhere in this sea of political/religious ranting.
nb3000

Social climber
the ass-end of nowhere
May 29, 2009 - 10:04pm PT
good call ihp ...

Crackjacks from 1964

sorry to sidetrack. great pics.

Captain...or Skully

Social climber
North of the Owyhees
May 29, 2009 - 10:08pm PT
Holy Schmimoly.....Hey, I'm Tryin' here...
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
May 29, 2009 - 11:06pm PT
Simon
You sure you haven't photoshopped that last one?
(hee hee hee). . . that's waaaaay tooooo many nuttssssss!!!!!
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Topic Author's Reply - May 29, 2009 - 11:52pm PT
yo, yo, yo steve my boy...
you know I'm on top when I rock the Photoshop
but with this snap its real, it's the deal, it's the all around Happy Meal
I ain't blendin' and mendin' no need fo' pretendin'
you read it as I write it, you see it as I sight it
it's time to chalk up fo' the walk up hidin' back in C4 to avoid the lock up
my skilz still mad cuz sport climbin' a fad and it's all about trad
plastic is whack! yo fingaz belong in a crack, with a rack and a three bong stack
OUT!



karabin museum

Trad climber
phoenix, az
May 30, 2009 - 12:10am PT
Gents,

What is crazy is that the two photos shown (Dolt and mass gear) is only 1/10th of my overall collection. What you are not seeing in the photos is 1000 pitons, fabric items, 1200 different bolt hangers, hammers, shirts, banners, stickers, over 4000 climbing schwag items, 2000+ signed photos, 2000+ climbing holds, 100 nut tools, shoes, belay devices, tons of chalkbags, slings, ropes, ladders, etc, etc..... I totally love climbing everything and obviously climbing has consumed my life. I am grateful that so many people believed in me to create this massive collection, someday to be a museum.
The Dolt screw device is called a CrackJack and actually goes back to 1959 since it was used by Harding for the Hardings Slot on Astromans First Ascent. I am 99% sure that this is a Dolt device, but I have never found any written documentation on the device. Many items that Dolt created are not all listed in Dolt catalogs. Old Summit magazines specifically 1958 - 1961, 1966 - 1971 showed many advertisements for new Dolt items, many of which he never created? I love collecting Dolt items since it always seems to be a new discovery. And with every new discovery the craftsmanship is always exquisite. I still seek the TwinkleDolt headlamp which Don Lauria had one of the two that were made, The Dolt Cobra Hook which Ken Yeager has in the Yosemite museum. I just missed the wheels off of the Doltcart which were thrown out just before I tracked them down. The Dolt Winch was used as a door weight to Westridge Sports climbing store in CA. Not 100% sure what happened to the winch but it was believed to be trashed many years before the Dolt wheels were trashed. Also to this day no photos have ever surfaced of the adjustable wingnut pitons Dolt made for Harding for the finish of the Nose Route in 1958. I also have Doltrope, hammer holsters, and many personal items of Dolts which are not shown in the photos. Keep in mind that when Dolt started climbing, he stamped all of his gear "DOLDT" until 1958 when it was changed to DOLT. 1n 1958 his pitons were unmarked but he started marking his DOLTSTER hammer holsters which had the Dolt stamp. Dolt sold pitons, holsters, bolt hangers and bolt brushes and custom unique prototype items and then went out of business in January 1962 when he moved to Santa Monica CA. Dolt restarted his business in July 1966 where the new Dolt logo (in piton symbol) was created and Trademarked. At this time between 1966 and 1971 (death) Dolt created a world of climbing gear. Absolutely brilliant!!!!!

Rock on!
Marty
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Topic Author's Reply - May 30, 2009 - 12:15am PT
I just noticed something.. that's not a goiter. Let's call it a muscle!

Marty... the world is now officially jealous. Damn! And... you know of what you speak. Damn! Damn!
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Topic Author's Reply - May 30, 2009 - 12:46am PT
Again Marty nice work! I am actually holding the the original document from the US Patent Office with Dolt's Logo registration. It states that the mark was, "First use July 11, 1966; in commerce Aug. 19, 1966." The Examiner was A.D. Hooks which is sorta cool when you think about his name for a moment.

Now, this document is interesting considering your interest in the TwinkleDolt. Along the margin Dolt has written one of his taglines/sales pitches he was so fond of.


Do you have any of his jewelry in your collection?


karabin museum

Trad climber
phoenix, az
May 30, 2009 - 01:11am PT
THANK YOU nb3000!!! I have been tracking any info on this Crack Jack piece of gear and associated history for 12+ years. Thanks for the link! The Crack Jack shown in the Dolt gear photo was created by Peter Haan and Les Wilson in 1964. This means that Harding who gave it to Bridwell who gave it to me could not have used it on the FA of Astroman in 1959. It still made a lot of ascents with some great climbers even though it is not a Dolt. Does anybody else out there have one of these Crack Jacks? The Nut Story by Stephane Pennequin in Corsica France really needs one. His nut and cam collection is unbelievable.

I love this climbing history stuff,

Marty
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
May 30, 2009 - 01:19am PT
IHP...nice rap dude, didn't know yo were one of the gifted. :D
Gotta go head to head sometime .... but think you betta. Did I say n...ice, lynnie
karabin museum

Trad climber
phoenix, az
May 30, 2009 - 01:49am PT
I wonder if anybody has one of those Doltcards? Further proof of the TwinkleDolt is fantastic. Any photos or sketches of it or what it looked like?
I have a bronze Little peg and many older climbers I have met have them as well, however they are always bronze. I know one person with the Golddiamond littlepeg but he wont give it up. Maybe someday he will add it to the collection.
This story will melt yous: A few years ago I was floating around ebay and I came across a Dolt Littlepeg bronze for sale. I couldn't believe it but it has two manufacturers tags tied to it for sale for .99 cents, 6 days left of course. Waiting for six days to stomp on it was tough, rrreeeaallllllyyy TOUGH!!! I laid out 350.00 on it and landed it for $5.85 plus ship, just over $8.00!!!! I got it at home and it totally blew me away, almost like fainting or something! Look at DOLT PHOTO very top edge just left of center. The bronze little peg has two tags tied to it. The blue tag has a yellow string and the yellow tag has a blue string. The blue tag has the piton Dolt logo stamp and says "Littlepeg" and on reverse it has 3 patent numbers. The yellow tag has Dolt address and on reverse it has his full signature "Bill Dolt" in ball point pen. The signature is perfect!
Can you imagine if he did this with every piece of gear that he sold? WOW! This Littlepeg has become one of my most valued treasures of Dolt since it shows that he really went far beyond to show the world that he put his total heart into his creations.
And he did this all by himself?

I also have the Backpackers Sewing Awl and instructions on how to use it. Fun Stuff!

Marty
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
May 31, 2009 - 12:30am PT
Simon
You know I wuz just kiddin' ya!


WOW!
Studly

Trad climber
WA
May 31, 2009 - 12:45am PT
Impressive and historic stuff. Very cool.
couchmaster

climber
May 31, 2009 - 12:50am PT
Ditto what Studly said: very very sick (in a good way) Marty.

Damn.

Thanks for sharing it Ihateplastic
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Topic Author's Reply - May 31, 2009 - 12:57am PT
Steve, Of course I know!

I was listening to Eminem and I felt a wave of rap come over me so I had to express myself. You were... the inspiration... my muse!
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