The Eiger Company Montrose CA Catalog and Pricelist 1965

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zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Feb 7, 2013 - 09:23am PT
Say mouse did y'all ever go by P O B 161 in Montrose? As near as I can tell it should have been right down Rosemont from me, but I never saw it.




Mail is handled differently in La Crescenta. For example, the local parks, Two Strike Park and Crescenta Vwalley Park, have their own mailboxes.

Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 8, 2015 - 08:21am PT
Eiger Bump for the Nutstory Museum.

Have you added to your Eiger holdings beyond what is shown on this thread Maestro Pennequin?

I ask because I have a few to send your way along with the wired Acorn that you desire.
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Jul 8, 2015 - 08:56am PT
Ho… don’t be too generous with me Steve… but, please, find below what my modest Eiger collection was before that I posted the previous image that you mention here.
EIGER Hexagon on wire #4 <br/>
EIGER "Hexentrics" #3 #5 #6 #10
EIGER Hexagon on wire #4
EIGER "Hexentrics" #3 #5 #6 #10
Credit: nutstory
Roots

Mountain climber
Tustin, CA
Jul 8, 2015 - 09:15am PT
I may have a spare Eiger hex not shown in the picture above. Would be happy to send your way Nutstory. Let me post a picture tomorrow to see if you would like it...

Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Jul 8, 2015 - 10:10am PT
I grew up in Montrose and remember them as a catalog company. By the time I started climbing in 1965 Sports Chalet had opened in La Canada so we'd go there for gear. Sports Chalet I believe was the first mountaineering store in Southern California, I still remember the stern German who opened it.

There was the "Saddle Shop" on Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta that may have been affiliated with the Eiger Co. I bought several pairs of kluttershoes from them, they were cheaper than Sport Chalet. You could get a pair of leather climbing shoes for around $10, Kronhoffers were out of my price range at $20 a pair.

Not sure if folks out there knew of anyone from Post 4 Mountaineering which was sponsored by the La Crescenta Presbyterian Church. That was the group I started out with and nearly lost my life on more than one occasion, despite the casualties we had great fun. Such fond memories of those days with a smog filled sky heading out to Stony Point or down to Tahquitz with my buddies.

Charlie D.
HeldUp

climber
Former YNP VIP Ranger
Jul 8, 2015 - 10:27am PT
I've lived in Montrose for the past 23 years. I never heard of The Eiger Company but the post office is at the corner of Montrose Ave. and Florencita.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jul 8, 2015 - 11:38am PT
Wow.....you can see why climbing steep ice used to be difficult. $29 bucks for a down parka!
Roots

Mountain climber
Tustin, CA
Jul 10, 2015 - 09:22am PT
Nutstory - found a #6 wired. Coordinating with Steve to see what he has and what will be sent your way. He's going to check his stash soon.

Stand by!
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Jul 11, 2015 - 08:05am PT
Hey guys, I feel that I am in good hands. Thank you for taking care of me so much.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 11, 2015 - 09:47am PT
Maestro- You spare no effort to share your passion for history and so we are more than happy to throw a few Acorns into the fire on your behalf!

What do you have stamped on your loose hexes? Small or large "EIGER"?

Charlie D- Do you recall much about the folks that ran the Eiger Company and staffed the store?
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Jul 14, 2015 - 11:30pm PT
What do you have stamped on your loose hexes? Small or large "EIGER"?
Eiger hexentric #6: small EIGER
Eiger hexentric #3, #5, #10: large EIGER
Roots

Mountain climber
Tustin, CA
Jul 15, 2015 - 09:41am PT
Here is the spare I have:

Credit: Roots

Credit: Roots
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Jul 15, 2015 - 11:15am PT
Eiger biner and brake bar.

Eiger Brake Bar <br/>
ca. 70's
Eiger Brake Bar
ca. 70's
Credit: T Hocking


Eiger Brake Bar and Biner <br/>
ca. 70's
Eiger Brake Bar and Biner
ca. 70's
Credit: T Hocking
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Jul 16, 2015 - 12:03am PT
Roots: what a splendid piece...!
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Dec 24, 2015 - 05:53am PT
Father Christmas Grossman & Roots visited Corsica…
EIGER Hexagons on wire
EIGER Hexagons on wire
Credit: nutstory
EIGER "hexentrics"
EIGER "hexentrics"
Credit: nutstory
couchmaster

climber
Dec 24, 2015 - 08:27am PT


Great stuff. $20 for an Edelrid rope and no holes in the ice axes should make Steves first catalog much sooner than 1972 though. Mouse, great story!
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Dec 24, 2015 - 01:47pm PT
In 1964 we opened the "little" West Ridge Mountaineering on Pico Blvd. in West LA. Mike Sturm was repping his Eiger stuff. He continued to be one of our main suppliers after we moved into the "big" store on Olympic and Bundy.

I always thought Eiger and Liberty were connected through Mike. My memory ain't what it used to be. I can't even remember what it used to be.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 24, 2015 - 08:29pm PT
Maestro Pennequin- As my package made its way to you I would occasionally imagine your glee in getting such a fine Holiday Nut Assortment after so many disappointing "nothings" from your postman. As I have said before your generous passion for history and the many faces of the nut deserve the best in return and Mimi and I am very happy to contribute along with Art McCarthy and a beloved Boulder climber Jenn Martin who passed away last year and owned the green sleeved tiny Eiger Hex on the top left photo. Liked it so much that she had two of them! The medium Gendarme Nut also belonged to Jenn.

Lauria- The personal connections are what make climbing history interesting. How one pioneering venture lead to another is fascinating. Your trip along the West Ridge is well worth chronicling. Please keep rubbing them together man...impressions work just fine looking back.

Merry Christmas to All the Amazing Nutophiles in the World!
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