PIERRE ALLAIN MTN 62

Search
Go

Discussion Topic

Return to Forum List
This thread has been locked
Messages 61 - 76 of total 76 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Jun 1, 2017 - 11:52pm PT
From the book Manuel Technique de Camping et de Bivouac en Montagne Club Alpin Français 1937
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Jul 5, 2017 - 01:28am PT
Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Jul 5, 2017 - 07:27am PT
Blakey

Trad climber
Sierra Vista
Topic Author's Reply - May 29, 2018 - 02:46am PT

For those interested....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkTO97rhJHQ

Steve
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
May 29, 2018 - 05:28am PT
Thank you VERY much for this post Steve!
I am fortunate to have spent an afternoon with Pierre Allain in his workshop in September 1992. What a meeting!
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Jun 11, 2018 - 12:56am PT
After 30 years od research!!!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jun 11, 2018 - 06:50am PT
Nice work, Maestro!
Any thoughts on the connection to EBs?
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Jun 11, 2018 - 08:59am PT
The shoemaker who manufactured the PA’s was Edmond Bourdonneau (not Edouard as it is often mentioned).
Edmond Bourdonneau registered the trademark PA and the model of these rock shoes on July 22nd, 1963.
In the mid-sixties Pierre Allain and Edmond Bourdonneau stopped their collaboration and Richard-Pontvert (Galibier) started to market the redesigned red PA’s in 1966.
About at the same time, the blue PA’s became the EB Super Gratton.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jun 11, 2018 - 12:03pm PT

Congrats. That's a very significant shoe and step in the evolution of climbing shoes...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 1, 2018 - 10:40am PT
Touche!

http://eb-climbing.com/historical-eb

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Sep 26, 2018 - 12:34pm PT

Pierre Allain - La lumière du rocher - Documentaire Alpinisme

[Click to View YouTube Video]
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Sep 26, 2018 - 01:00pm PT
The metal gear looks like devices from the Spanish Inquisition.
No body expects the Spanish Inquisition!
jogill

climber
Colorado
Sep 27, 2018 - 11:30am PT
Marlow, when was that film clip of early bouldering done?
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Sep 27, 2018 - 11:39am PT

I'm not sure, but Pierre Allain lived from 7 January 1904 to 19 December 2000. He looks like he could be between 30 and 50 years at the time. Maybe just after WW2 - around 1950? I will see if I can find anything.
jogill

climber
Colorado
Sep 27, 2018 - 11:47am PT
Gnomon in the Needles of the Black Hills ca1960



Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Sep 27, 2018 - 11:55am PT

Cool to see a close up photo of Pierre Allain's shoes during one of the friction demanding problems. Well worn, I'd say...


PA to EB shoes


The sneakers Pierre Allain is wearing are therefore from 1947 or earlier than 1947.
Messages 61 - 76 of total 76 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Return to Forum List
 
Our Guidebooks
Check 'em out!
SuperTopo Guidebooks


Try a free sample topo!

 
SuperTopo on the Web

Recent Route Beta