Buttermilk Mountain Works


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Boulder climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 9, 2013 - 06:28pm PT
Looking for info on this company. I bought one of thier garment bags - to resell, but couldn't find anything on the internet to help create an informed ebay listing. Thanks.

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Feb 9, 2013 - 06:35pm PT
They turned into Abcom. . . I have no idea if they're still around. I have outdoor stuff from when they were BMW and a bomber computer case (originally bought for a Mac PowerBook 170) from when they were Abcom. . . and all of that stuff is still in use. . . and it's all at least 20 years old.

Tony Puppo

Feb 9, 2013 - 06:38pm PT
eKat is correct, they turned into ABCOM but are long defunct.
Alan Pietrasanta, the owner, is still in Bishop and works for Rousek Toys.

Trad climber
Feb 9, 2013 - 06:40pm PT
Brings back memories. I have an old swami, belay seat and a haul bag made by BMW.

Feb 9, 2013 - 07:47pm PT
Time flies...I have a retired gear sling that's 32 years old!


Way out there....
Feb 9, 2013 - 08:04pm PT
I have one of his old sewing machines that I use to sew Vertigo Chalk Bags..

A.P. is a great guy. Too bad he works for such a dick.
Mark Force

Trad climber
Cave Creek, AZ
Feb 9, 2013 - 08:07pm PT
Very cool stuff. Anybody have pictures?

There have been some really great and well-crafted stuff made by gifted individuals from small shops over the years. That would make for an interesting thread. Anybody still have the old Strawberry Mountain Works swamis or chalk bags? Those were the shiz BITD.

Rivendell Mountain Works is back. Bought a new Jensen pack a little while back. It's a finely crafted tool, sturdy as hell, and carries medium loads like a dream. Has minor modifications that stay completely true to Don Jensen's design and make it even better than my original Jensen pack. http://www.rivendellmountainworks.com/about-our-packs/jensen-packs/

some eastside hovel
Feb 9, 2013 - 09:13pm PT
I worked at BMW/ABCOM 'til the very last day.A sad day it was.5+ years of good times.I still wish AP all the best.Haven't seen him fer a spell though.

Mountain climber
portland, Maine
Feb 9, 2013 - 09:18pm PT
Had a great gear sling by BMW.

Anyone remember The Harness Factory, in Sunland Ca. Well he is still sewing, but doesn't sell to the public.
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