The Eiger Company Montrose CA Catalog and Pricelist 1965

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Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 13, 2010 - 02:51pm PT
Page 1 from MEC's first catalogue, December 1971. If this works, and is readable, I have pages two and three.
Credit: MEC

I still have a few Eiger death ovals. They were sold in the early 1970s by Mountain Craft, the tiny store upstairs from MEC's first 'real' outlet, in the classic Dominion building.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 13, 2010 - 05:09pm PT
Readable from here!
fattrad

Mountain climber
GOP Convention
Dec 13, 2010 - 05:14pm PT
lost,

I don't think it was La Canada, that was Gilberto at Mountain N' Air Sports and Sport Chalet. It was more industrial. BTW, I got rid of a few Liberty ovals, but I do have a "Beta" biner, anyone know??????



The evil one
crunch

Social climber
CO
Dec 14, 2010 - 10:56am PT
Steve, classic equipment thread. Love the first scan: E I G E R !!!!
lostinshanghai

Social climber
someplace
Dec 14, 2010 - 11:05am PT
Fatty

In and around that area, remember going to Sport Chalet after the meeting.
Also they used one of the shotguns in a movie had drum and recall 11 or twelve shots.

Will find it sometime this week.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 15, 2010 - 03:04pm PT
Page 2 (of 3), in the continuing blast from the past.
Credit: MEC
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 15, 2010 - 03:08pm PT
Is this like the 12 days of x-mas?

At this rate, it'll be into the new year...

Ha ha.
Pate

Trad climber
Dec 15, 2010 - 03:38pm PT
prediction: Steve Grossman will someday be in the local news for being discovered as a hoarder who packed his house so full of old climbing rags that he ended up penned into the bathroom by a Chouinard Equipment catalogue avalanche and needed the Jaws Of Life to cut through the mass and extract him barely alive. At least he had reading material while he was trapped.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 15, 2010 - 08:44pm PT
Decades ago when I plucked this from a route in the Wind Rivers I wondered who in the world made stainless steel ring angles?





Eiger, of course!

Pate- I always trail some red avalanche cord at home...LOL
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 18, 2010 - 11:34am PT
A shot of the classic Eiger oval carabiner. When I made my first gear purchase in 1970, I bought five blue and red anodized Eigers. I still carry a very faded red one on my Doltpin.

rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Dec 18, 2010 - 11:38am PT
Sh#t,.My whole rack consisted of those eiger ovals...never knew they were so dangerous..? ignorance is bliss...rj
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 18, 2010 - 11:38am PT
Always best not to fall anyhow...LOL
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Dec 18, 2010 - 11:59am PT
I've got the Heavy Pointed Hammer, Climbing Ladder, a few aluminum biners and assorted pins. I think the hammer was made by Stubai.
Pate

Trad climber
Dec 18, 2010 - 12:04pm PT
Pate- I always trail some red avalanche cord at home...LOL

ha! I'm sure the gear room is pretty much packed to the ceiling too.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 18, 2010 - 12:07pm PT
Luckily, the top layer is soft goods so I can usually swim out!

It's the abseiling hammers that I find funny! Very Clip and Go European! Give 'em a tap on the way down...
karabin museum

Trad climber
phoenix, az
Dec 18, 2010 - 01:48pm PT
Steve, Nice Eiger catalog!
What is cool is that it shows Leeper hangers without the final angle cut. Ed Leeper first sold the hangers in 1964 as the shape shown. He added the extra cut over the carabiner hole two years later to the shape that most people see rusting away at the crags today.

Doug Black from AZ in the early 1960s made bolts and piton angles with stainless steel welded rings like the photo shown. I am not sure that Eiger made angles?

Leeper "N" shaped pitons......I always called them Leeper Zs

I believe the Aluminum Bong Bongs and Chromolly Bongs are LONGware.

Rock on! Marty
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Dec 18, 2010 - 02:03pm PT
baby angles .85 cents!!!!!!!!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 19, 2010 - 11:05am PT
Eiger Bump!
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 19, 2010 - 02:27pm PT
Is this like the 12 days of x-mas? At this rate, it'll be into the new year...
Aren't art critics a pain?

The last page of MEC's first catalogue/manifesto.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 19, 2010 - 02:32pm PT
Seven Geese A Pluckin'...
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