Photo History of Climbing Footwear circa 1974

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nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Sep 30, 2014 - 08:37am PT
RICHARD PONTVERT &#40;Galibier&#41; PA
RICHARD PONTVERT (Galibier) PA
Credit: nutstory
GALIBIER Royal Robbins Yosemite
GALIBIER Royal Robbins Yosemite
Credit: nutstory
GALIBIER René Desmaison Sup' Calcaire
GALIBIER Ren Desmaison Sup' Calcaire
Credit: nutstory
rbolton

Social climber
The home for...
Sep 30, 2014 - 12:38pm PT
Roubidoux style
Roubidoux style
Credit: rbolton
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Oct 2, 2014 - 02:22am PT
RICHARD PONTVERT &#40;Galibier&#41; RD
RICHARD PONTVERT (Galibier) RD
Credit: nutstory
storer

Trad climber
Golden, Colorado
Oct 2, 2014 - 12:21pm PT
Happy to see that Zillertals get mentioned. Available from Ski Hut as mentioned. The seam on the forefoot blew out almost immediately as you'd expect. Then holes would develop at the big toes which would then stick out unceremoniously. These shoes made the apron a worthy climbing destination.

Below is a picture of Jack Rankin (the guy who taught Harding to climb) from Sacramento wearing Zillertals while practicing a dynamic hip belay down on the Sacramento river bottoms, probably 1961. Of course, in those days, "the leader must not fall."

Credit: storer
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Oct 2, 2014 - 12:47pm PT
Happy to see that Zillertals get mentioned. Available from Ski Hut as mentioned. The seam on the forefoot blew out almost immediately as you'd expect. Then holes would develop at the big toes which would then stick out unceremoniously

I reinforced the toe on mine with a scrap of fiberglass cloth and some resin. It worked pretty well.

Can't remember who came up with that idea. It wasn't original.
jgill

Boulder climber
Colorado
Oct 2, 2014 - 01:11pm PT
probably 1961. Of course, in those days, "the leader must not fall."

This is a joke, right?

Those shoes seem to have a rubber rand (or is it mud?), so maybe not Zillertals? I smeared epoxy glue on the toe area of mine to counteract the abrasion.

Fort Mountain, Georgia, 1954
Fort Mountain, Georgia, 1954
Credit: jgill

Georgia, 1954. JC Higgins work boots with attached lug rubber soles. Hemp rope. Match that, youngsters!

Sylvan Lake,  early 1960s
Sylvan Lake, early 1960s
Credit: jgill

Zillertals early 1960s

Blacktail Butte  ca1959
Blacktail Butte ca1959
Credit: jgill

PAs ca1959. Excellent shoes, but no sticky rubber.
storer

Trad climber
Golden, Colorado
Oct 2, 2014 - 07:45pm PT
Yes, moisture/mud from tramping around on the Sacramento river bottom during belay practice.

Jack had a funky car, with a 2-stroke engine, help me here, please, with make those who may know. Maybe a Panhard? He attached a washing machine agitator (the central agitating tower) to a rear drive wheel. A couple of loops around it with a Columbia white nylon rope attached to a 200 lb concrete block lifted it up into a huge cottonwood. A manila rope served as the belay line which had been given the requested slack. when it dropped smoke would emanate from the leather butt patch. Jack here has buffered his patch with his leather jacket in an attempt to lessen the heat load on his posterior. Harding joined in the fun a few times too.

As I recall the Sierra Club RCS manual from that era contained the credo "the leader must not fall". After requesting 20 feet of slack we young initiates would take that to heart.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Oct 2, 2014 - 07:57pm PT
RD's were nice because you didn't have to stitch added leather to the tops
to keep them from wearing out like we did with EB's.
If I remember correctly they edged purty good.
Wish I still had my old pair, resole with C4 of course.
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Oct 2, 2014 - 08:31pm PT
Shoenards sucked at anything but mixed aid/easy free.
They were uncanny for standing on dime edges.
Sadly, I traded mine for some Redken bars of soap, and shampoo.
jgill

Boulder climber
Colorado
Oct 2, 2014 - 10:03pm PT
As I recall the Sierra Club RCS manual from that era contained the credo "the leader must not fall".

Interesting. Geoffrey Winthrop Young may have made this comment - its first appearance in print - in one of his books about 1920, Mountain Craft possibly. I wouldn't have thought it would survive into the 1960s in California. In the early 1960s Dave Rearick told me his approach to rock climbing almost necessitated a fall, that if you didn't fall you had not reached your limits as a climber. And Royal Robbins entitled a book Fail Falling. But the SC may have been still living in a bygone era.

nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Oct 20, 2014 - 04:27am PT
GALIBIER Lionel Terray Saussois
GALIBIER Lionel Terray Saussois
Credit: nutstory
pinckbrown

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe, CA
Oct 22, 2014 - 07:17am PT
EB's, Royal Robbins, Shoenards, PA's, John Long bongs, Goldline
.
Credit: pinckbrown
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Nov 27, 2015 - 06:16am PT
It is probably not the right place to post such mountaineering big leather shoes here, but, as this thread is well illustrated, I have thought that you may be interested to see these boots. If you look for the Trappeur Nanda Devi on the Internet, you will not find any information or photograph about them The French mountain guide Walter Cecchinel was the technical adviser for Trappeur in the seventies and eighties. If they are not as famous as the Galibier Desmaison Makalu-Hivernale, from the historical point of view the Trappeur Cecchinel Nanda Devi are most interesting. Used on the Nanda Devi in 1975, these boots summited the Everest with Pierre Mazeaud, Jean Afanassieff and Nicolas Jaeger during the first French ascent in 1978. Then they became the Trappeur Everest 78!
TRAPPEUR catalog summer 1978
TRAPPEUR catalog summer 1978
Credit: nutstory

TRAPPEUR Cecchinel Nanda Devi
TRAPPEUR Cecchinel Nanda Devi
Credit: nutstory
TRAPPEUR Catalog summer 1981
TRAPPEUR Catalog summer 1981
Credit: nutstory
WBraun

climber
Nov 27, 2015 - 08:32am PT
America went all techno and lost it's soul.

They can't make a good shoe no more like the old craftsmen.

They are 0wned by the machine.

That's why America has become poor .....
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 27, 2015 - 08:43am PT
Oh Werner, you should never have left the fine and quality life in the city of Duk, capitol of far away Ikantstandistan for the misery of America. Sure there's work and lives to save but things are so slack and shoddy here...Even cobblers can't deliver a proper boot to correct the situation directly.
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Mar 31, 2016 - 02:11am PT
Au Vieux Campeur catalog 1974
Au Vieux Campeur catalog 1974
Credit: nutstory
GALIBIER Freyr
GALIBIER Freyr
Credit: nutstory
Naitch

climber
Blue Ridge Mts, Shenandoah River
Mar 31, 2016 - 04:31am PT
America went all techno and lost it's soul.

You mean like this?! :-)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1709752678/high-performance-climbing-shoes-inspired-by-retro?utm_source=Email_marketing&utm_campaign=Monday_February_29_2016&cmp=1&utm_medium=HTMLEmail
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
May 12, 2016 - 01:21am PT
After 25 years of research, I have finally got this pair of Trappeur rare boots! It is an early model of Nanda Devi (Everest 78) that I believe was called Walter Cecchinel Cervin. What is amazing is that I found these French mountaineering boots in USA. Thank you David for all your help.
TRAPPEUR Walter Cecchinel Nanda Devi &#40;1976&#41;
TRAPPEUR Walter Cecchinel Nanda Devi (1976)
Credit: nutstory
TRAPPEUR Walter Cecchinel Nanda Devi
TRAPPEUR Walter Cecchinel Nanda Devi
Credit: nutstory
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
May 19, 2016 - 06:19am PT
TRAPPEUR Walter Cecchinel Nanda Devi &#40;1978&#41;
TRAPPEUR Walter Cecchinel Nanda Devi (1978)
Credit: nutstory
TRAPPEUR Walter Cecchinel Nanda Devi
TRAPPEUR Walter Cecchinel Nanda Devi
Credit: nutstory
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
May 19, 2016 - 06:39am PT
Like all climbing related equipment mountain boots and rock shoes were complete shite compared to what is now available. The equipment that has most advanced today's climbing performance has been ice tools and footwear.
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