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Blakey

Trad climber
Sierra Vista
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 18, 2012 - 02:44pm PT
A article from Mountain 62, 1978.

Usual disclaimers, click on the image for a larger view.

Credit: Blakey

Credit: Blakey

Credit: Blakey

Credit: Blakey

Credit: Blakey

jogill

climber
Colorado
Oct 18, 2012 - 06:29pm PT
Nice article about a great pioneer boulderer and alpinist.

I bought my first pair of PAs about 1959, and they were a delight. Thereafter, the older Kronhoffers and Zillertals seemed like historical artifacts.


;>)
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Oct 18, 2012 - 09:41pm PT

Gosh, John--I didn't buy my PA's until 1972, but I sure climbed
some classic routes in them!!!
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Oct 18, 2012 - 11:34pm PT
Yup, my 1st pair of rock shoes were PA's in 72 as well.
Didn't know he made biners.
Tad
Borut

climber
french
Oct 19, 2012 - 01:37am PT
My parents bought me a pair of PAs back in the mid 1960s, before I reached my teens. We were living in Fontainebleau (France) at the time.
My PAs where the red ones, the second generation PAs (the first generation PAs were blue and white, the caracteristic blue of the later EBs). One definitely needed such rubber soles, for instance on the 'Angle Allain' at Cuvier Rempart, one of Pierre Allain's classic problems in Fontainebleau.
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Oct 19, 2012 - 03:34am PT
Thanks for scanning and posting this interesting article.
I think you meant to say "Mountain 62; 1978".

Here's a thread from 2008 with many photos of Pierre Allain biners:
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=561850&tn=0
Blakey

Trad climber
Sierra Vista
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 19, 2012 - 04:26am PT
Thx Clint, noted and changed.
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Oct 19, 2012 - 12:12pm PT
My first carabiners as a boy learning to climb in Boulder were
Pierre Allain steel carabiners, kind of heavy but we knew
they were good. Wow, I miss those days.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Oct 21, 2012 - 05:12am PT
Pierre Allain at work
Credit: Alpinisme et Competition. Editions Guerin Chamonix.

Descendeur
Credit: Alpinisme et Competition. Editions Guerin Chamonix.

PAs
Credit: Alpinisme et Competition. Editions Guerin Chamonix.

Pierre Allain bouldring in Fontainebleau
Credit: Alpinisme et Competition. Editions Guerin Chamonix.
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Oct 21, 2012 - 10:44pm PT
Thanks for this Steve. Interesting how bouldering at Fontainbleau allowed Parisians to pick some of the plums in Chamonix, the North Face of the Dru and the West Face of the Blaitiere.

I never knew that before the Fissure Brown on the Blaitiere, there was the Fissure Fix. You have done the West Face and I wonder how the Fix compares to the Brown?

Rick
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 13, 2012 - 01:59pm PT
Pierre Allain surfing the clouds.
Pierre Allain surfing the clouds.
Credit: Alpinisme et Competition
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Dec 13, 2012 - 02:59pm PT
My first rock shoes were PAs as well.

I LOVE reading through my old Mountain magazines. But I am selling everything, and have just sold my Mountain collection.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 13, 2012 - 05:18pm PT
Great thread Blakey!

The great John Turner wore PAs that he bought directly from Pierre at his shop in Paris back in the 1950s. John was flirting with 5.10 on this side of the pond and quality footwear certainly contributed to his success.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 25, 2012 - 02:14pm PT
Merry X-mas Bump....
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jan 11, 2013 - 01:40pm PT
Sur Un Gendarme De L Arete Sud-ouest Du Moine.
Sur Un Gendarme De L Arete Sud-ouest Du Moine.
Sur Un Gendarme De L Arete Sud-ouest Du Moine.
Credit: Alpinisme et Competition
dustyrat

Trad climber
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Jan 11, 2013 - 02:27pm PT

For your pleasure.......

L'Art De Alpinisme Pierre Allain 1956

Credit: dustyrat

Credit: dustyrat

Credit: dustyrat

Credit: dustyrat

Credit: dustyrat

Credit: dustyrat
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Feb 17, 2013 - 06:09am PT
Pierre Allain. Source: Grimper
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Blakey

Trad climber
Sierra Vista
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 17, 2013 - 02:04pm PT
Dusty Rat& Marlow,

Two great additions to the knowledge - Thanks.

Steve
Blakey

Trad climber
Sierra Vista
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 8, 2013 - 01:59pm PT
These are supposedly from 1948!
These are supposedly from 1948!
Credit: Blakey
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 8, 2013 - 05:15pm PT
Wow, what a mega thread. This one should stay up front for a bit. So much cool stuff.
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