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Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Mar 27, 2014 - 11:18am PT
Outstanding catalog!

Thanks for posting it Maestro Pennequin.

So many carabiners, so little time...What a brilliant designer!
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Mar 27, 2014 - 11:42am PT
And now, a brainteaser designed and made by THE genuine Maestro, Pierre Allain!
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Mar 27, 2014 - 11:48am PT
Ho no... I would not like to destroy such a treasure...
And, if I remember well, Pierre Allain did not need any protection in wide cracks...
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 27, 2014 - 11:57am PT
I wonder what the reasoning was for the flanges of the 'plaquette speleo' in the last pic of Nutstory's catalog. (The type is too fuzzy to read)
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Mar 27, 2014 - 11:59am PT
audacity in conception, prudence in execution.
This wonderful sentence IS Pierre Allain.
Reilly, if you click on the image, I believe that you can read the text.
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Mar 27, 2014 - 01:44pm PT
I suspect that the sample on the left is similar to the one pictured on the Holubar catalog 1954/1955 posted by Steve Grossman on Supertopo.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 27, 2014 - 01:53pm PT
Nutstory, d'accord, but it makes no sense: "the rope runs through the carabiner parallel to the wall." Tres drôle, n'est ce pas?
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Mar 28, 2014 - 04:51am PT
If the rope runs, through the carabiner, parallel to the wall, there is no friction of the rope on the wall, and no "damage" onto the rope.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 28, 2014 - 11:09am PT
I understand that but it seems to me that the rope runs parallel to the wall
with any hanger. With the PA hanger the mousqueton is 90 degrees to the wall
so the rope is going to be twisted through the mousqueton. And those two
flanges are at best superfluous but possibly dangerous. Mere nit-picking
but that's what we do, eh? :-)
Blakey

Trad climber
Sierra Vista
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 28, 2014 - 11:17am PT
Good to see the new posts.

Keep it up folks, there's more out there!

Steve
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Mar 28, 2014 - 11:21am PT
Reilly, I do not have any knowledge in caving. Anyway, I must confess that, when I talk about The Maestro, I feel that I loose all impartiality…
;-)
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 28, 2014 - 11:43am PT
Nutstory, d'accord, bien sur! I in no way mean to impugn the good name,
no, great name of the inimitable Pierre Allain!
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Mar 28, 2014 - 12:18pm PT
While visiting Pierre Allain's workshop, in Uriage (near Grenoble), in September 1992.
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Mar 29, 2014 - 11:52am PT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 29, 2014 - 12:49pm PT
Aha! so the flanges go down!. Now that makes sense, sort of. :-)
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Mar 29, 2014 - 12:52pm PT
I took this photo for you Reilly...
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jun 8, 2014 - 07:08pm PT
Mesdames et Messieurs, les PA! (changement pluriel)

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Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Jun 8, 2014 - 09:05pm PT
Thanks Steve for taking the trouble donning those PAs and doing photos.

I used to love those shoes. And for too long as the Seventies got going. It handicapped me for awhile. Back then they were good edging shoes and excellent off width shoes. Stiff and hard, great for heel and toe, no matter how oblique. And EBs were such a joke in these regards, I didn't adopt or shall we say, cross over to EBs until maybe 1973 or 1974. And even then I hated losing the terrific edging power of a size 8 with my foot at size 11 actually.

We have come so far.
Blakey

Trad climber
Sierra Vista
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 8, 2014 - 11:30pm PT
You're right Peter, we've come a long way, compared with modern shoes they look like something Ronald McDonald would wear!

(The socks do help in that regard!)

SB
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jun 9, 2014 - 07:07am PT
The sox complete the look!

I miss my PA's (red) but would look at them more than climb in them, these days. I used to love them. Edging in the South Dakota, needles.

Now if I could find a pair of 7.5 Kronhoffers I Would climb and scramble in them!
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