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Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Oct 16, 2012 - 05:35pm PT
That is an early model #2 Friend (judging from axle nut size), but as others have noted, they were first sold in the early 80s, so the unit is at most 30 years old. And if it was in a crack outside, the axle will rust after awhile, so I am thinking 10 years max it has been there. Still cool to get it out, though.
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 16, 2012 - 05:42pm PT
That is an early model #2 Friend (judging from axle nut size), but as others have noted, they were first sold in the early 80s, so the unit is at most 30 years old.

Looks like a factory sewn sling on it...but...the nut size is throwing me off too. I'll have to check the inventory...ha ha.

Pre-sewn slings around late 80's or so?

I bought my first ones in the early 80s' too and I don't recall seeing sewn slings on them for a few years.

Looks like a patent number on the stem. That would date it as well. Earlier ones say "patent pending". Also, that someone used a sewn sling on it would mean that it was probably in use for a number of years prior to being stuck, if the sewn sling wasn't factory.

Who knows, but, it ain't mid 70's.
sonoran climbing gear

Trad climber
AZ
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 16, 2012 - 07:19pm PT
It's a first addition Friend with "patent pending" inscription on it. It's also been thoroughly cleaned after recovery. It's old. Here is a .5 camalot recovered with the cam-extractor last weekend. What year do you think this was made? More importantly, how much does it cost?
Credit: sonoran climbing gear
rick d

climber
ol pueblo, az
Oct 16, 2012 - 07:41pm PT
that is a #2 circa 1980-1984 without holes in the cams and WITH the little nubs on the cam radius (at compressed-small end) which notoriously get stuck.

nice product, but needs to come in at $35 for people to buy it. I knew only one person who owned and carried a leeper friend o friend although new ones sat on the shelf at Desert Mountain Sports for a decade.
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Oct 16, 2012 - 08:56pm PT
This works real well!

Credit: Ihateplastic
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Oct 16, 2012 - 09:02pm PT
Haha I like that he's giving it back to y'all haterzzzzzz.



More shots of your booty, please!


(locker... this is your cue)
big ears

Trad climber
?
Oct 16, 2012 - 09:07pm PT
You didnt pull that .5 off the bastille by any chance? My partner buried one at the top of blind faith a month ago, and its marked w the same color tape. Not trying to get it back, just curious
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Oct 17, 2012 - 02:52am PT
Bonjour Sonoran climber,
I would be delighted to add a sample of your most carefully made Cam-Extractor to the Nuts Museum. An 18 inch would make my day. Please, have a look at the collection…
Stephane

"Nut Tools Museum"
"Nut Tools Museum"
Credit: nutstory
Prod

Trad climber
Oct 17, 2012 - 10:39am PT
Wow, what a bunch of dicks. Funny dicks but dicks nontheless.

I have only lost 1 cam, got keyholed on something on shirttail peak with tarbuster in 1991. My wife has dropped 2 since we have been climbing together. Got a tool to fix that?

Prod.
mtnyoung

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
Oct 17, 2012 - 10:54am PT
Sonoran climbing gear's smart and upbeat responses make me like them and their product.

So does "made in the U.S.A."
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Oct 17, 2012 - 11:21am PT
^^^^^^

If you like the product, support a fellow climber ;D
OlympicMtnBoy

climber
Seattle
Oct 17, 2012 - 11:54am PT
Stephane, what's that robot looking thing to the right of the blue handled nut tool? And that black hammer tool in the center is pretty cool, especially if you have to kill an alien or something while cleaning a nut!
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Oct 17, 2012 - 12:21pm PT
The “robot looking” nut tool is a Climber Pal Extractor made by Joseph Murray (Sunshine Climbing Equipment) in the mid eighties (Patent US 4,513,641).
The black hammer is a Martial hammer made by Grivel circa 1986. Martial Moioli was a famous French climber who designed climbing equipment, as the Résine Rose rock shoes.
ß Î Ø T Ç H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Oct 17, 2012 - 01:28pm PT
Prospecting for booty and reselling - is probably not too shabby a business plan.
OlympicMtnBoy

climber
Seattle
Oct 17, 2012 - 02:10pm PT
Cool thanks Stephane! There are almost enough of these through the years for an "evolution of the cam extractor" thread.
wbw

Trad climber
'cross the great divide
Oct 17, 2012 - 02:37pm PT
Yo Donini,

In addition to all of those doo-dads, you're forgetting the special glasses I've seen at a couple of sport crags near Boulder. You know, the reflecting glasses that allow you to see your lead partner climbing, without looking up.

You wouldn't want to have to look up while climbing, would ya??
Prod

Trad climber
Oct 17, 2012 - 02:50pm PT
In addition to all of those doo-dads, you're forgetting the special glasses I've seen at a couple of sport crags near Boulder. You know, the reflecting glasses that allow you to see your lead partner climbing, without looking up.

You mean the ones that John Bachar used and recommended, without sponsorship. Yeah only noobs would use those...

Prod.
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Oct 17, 2012 - 03:01pm PT
As a Booty Business - no doubt. A person could be *on call* weekends in season at the Gunks. We all know people at glued at the hip to their smart phones nowadays, and probably climb with them too.



"Second fix your cam?"(because it's never your own damned fault)? Call One Eight Hundred Booty Call, and we'll be there with out Cam Extractor before you can drop a rope!" That 1-800 - BOO - TY - CALL"

Charge $25 a ...pop... plus tips, of course.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 17, 2012 - 03:58pm PT
I have a pair, only use them on one pitch sport climbs, anything to get a few more years out of a 69 year old neck.
sonoran climbing gear

Trad climber
AZ
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 17, 2012 - 05:54pm PT
Let me address a couple comments here... We certainly aren't under the assumption that everyone is losing cams all the time. Getting similar comments about only losing "one" cam. The idea for the device is based on the fact that we all lose A cam at some point. Now, multiply that times thousands and thousands of climbers and you end up with A LOT of lost cams out there!
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