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Moof

Big Wall climber
Orygun
Mar 5, 2013 - 09:29pm PT
If anyone has unwanted I-beam chocks stamped Colorado, I'd pay a fare price. Just saying...
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Mar 5, 2013 - 11:38pm PT
provenance for his Salathe piton

It's not a very solid provenance in my view.
It's from a friend who at one time climbed with a group of people which included Salathe'.
A solid provenance is something bought from (or given by) Salathe'.

The shape of the piton and hardness of the steel is what should really matter, in my opinion. The shapes of the Reynolds pitons are not as close to other Salathe' pitons as they should be to give it more than about a 50% chance (in my view).

I believe these are Salathe' pitons:

[Yosemite Mountain Shop]


[Yosemite Climbing Association]


[Yosemite Climbing Association]


[from Chris Jones' book]

These are the pitons from Eric Reynolds:

Reynolds #1
(the bent tip and deformed anvil suggests the steel might not be hard enough?)


Reynolds #2
(this one looks better but might not have been pounded much?
The "anvil height" is too low on both of these, in my view).

If I had to choose yes or no, I'd say they are not Salathe' pitons.
But everyone can decide for themselves.
Roots

Mountain climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2013 - 11:40am PT
Showing pictures of what you already have is one way to get people remembering what they have stashed in the bottom of their closets and thus might be willing to part with. Plus its fun to see the old stuff.

Finally got my plastic tubs down.

Here's a little something I think is cool. Anyone climb on these BITD?

Star Dryv'n
Star Dryv'n
Credit: Roots
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Mar 19, 2013 - 05:19pm PT
Sure, I've climbed on Star Dryvin bolts many times. Also replaced many. They can be quite good.
Machete Direct p2 belay. <br/>
Pulling the nail on the right bolt with Bru...
Machete Direct p2 belay.
Pulling the nail on the right bolt with Bruce's crowbar
Credit: Clint Cummins
Roots

Mountain climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2013 - 07:02pm PT
They seem scary to me!
Salamanizer

Trad climber
The land of Fruits & Nuts!
Mar 20, 2013 - 10:15pm PT
Here's some gear I've picked up over the years. Not sure if it's all pre 70's but more than likely.

Some hand forged pitons marked "Made in Switzerland".

Credit: Salamanizer


A variety of hooks also marked "Made in Switzerland".

Credit: Salamanizer

Some hand made bolt hangers from the hands of John Salathe.

Credit: Salamanizer
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