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Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 29, 2013 - 11:25pm PT
Of course there is a trick to this...

What were they called in France? What was the brand or climber's name associated with them?

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climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jan 29, 2013 - 11:27pm PT
I know what I'm supposed to say,, but they don't look quite like the ones I had.
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Jan 29, 2013 - 11:27pm PT
joyeux prancers

the climber was Philip Joyeux
Bullwinkle

Boulder climber
Jan 29, 2013 - 11:30pm PT
galibier? And they called them the McRoyal. . .
Anxious Melancholy

Mountain climber
Between the Depths of Despair & Heights of Folly
Jan 29, 2013 - 11:33pm PT

Galibier
Gilroy

Social climber
Boulderado
Jan 29, 2013 - 11:34pm PT
Galibier Merle Bleu

Do I get partial credit...
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Jan 29, 2013 - 11:36pm PT
Le Converse All-Star Haute Top
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 29, 2013 - 11:38pm PT
Richard Pontvert?
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 29, 2013 - 11:40pm PT
NICE WORK BRIAN!

And yes, they were made by Galibier.

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chill

climber
between the flat part and the blue wobbly thing
Jan 29, 2013 - 11:41pm PT
galibier? And they called them the McRoyal. . .
That's McRoyal with cheese.
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 29, 2013 - 11:46pm PT
Le Big Mac...
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 29, 2013 - 11:50pm PT
Robbins boots
Robbins boots
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WBraun

climber
Jan 30, 2013 - 12:25am PT
They're Blue Red and Black

All Spiderman colors .......
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Jan 30, 2013 - 12:26am PT
For Those who have not read the whole history of Royal's Blue Suede shoes.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1022257/Royal-Robbins-This-importing-business-is-a-real-can-of-
WBraun

climber
Jan 30, 2013 - 12:29am PT
I bought my first pair in 1968.

I bought them only because they look cool.

They're a total POS for free climbing.

But !!!!!

They're awesome for standing in aid ladders all day .......
Todd Eastman

climber
Bellingham, WA
Jan 30, 2013 - 01:24am PT
"Yosemite" by Galibier...
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Jan 30, 2013 - 01:34am PT
What were these climbing boots called?
"every (four letter) word in the book".
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jan 30, 2013 - 02:33am PT
I loved my RRs. Blue Swayde Shooooes !!! Mine were tinky - about a size four or so. THey trashed the crap outta my feet the first time I wore them - on Outer Space on Snow Creek wall around ' 78. Finally murdered them out treeplanting the summer of 85. Damn.

Some of Squamish' early hard slab routes on the Apron were put up in these boots.

Scole

Trad climber
Joshua Tree
Jan 30, 2013 - 07:09pm PT
I put sticky rubber soles and rand on a pair. They are great wall boots, but are even better in OW. They make heel-toe jams feel like you're standing on a belay ledge.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 30, 2013 - 07:27pm PT
The pleasure factor in those old blue RRs is very large.

They were my first boot back in 1970 purchased along with a blue Mammut 11mm rope and baby blue Joe Brown helmet.

You might struggle a bit starting Moby Dick center but the fun factor goes way up above that.

Hard to even find a boot that will protect your ankles and climb well these days.
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