Lots of vintage gear for sale-chouinard hexes, dolt nuts etc


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Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 15, 2013 - 06:04pm PT
SOLD SOLD SOLD! Thanks everyone for the interest. I received a fair offer for the lot of the gear.

Chouinard hexcentrics

More smaller hexcentrics

Dolt Nuts

More Dolt

Clog Nuts

Peck Nuts

SMC camlocks

SMC hexes

Clog hexes

Forest Titons

Forest Foxheads

Copper heads in there just to show the similar construction

Forest Arrowheads

Forest gear sling (looks brand freakin-new!)

Chouinard Crag Hammer (very good condition, looks like it's never hit a pin) a little surface rust, but it will probably come off with a little steel wool love.

SMC Wedges

Forest pin bin sling

noal elkins

Oct 15, 2013 - 06:12pm PT
PM sent for Forest Embroidered gear sling

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Oct 15, 2013 - 06:14pm PT
PM sent on embroidered Forest gear sling.

done and done.

Mountain climber
Oct 15, 2013 - 06:17pm PT
That sling is nice.

Glad you guys are at least leaving the DOLT pieces for me : )

Oct 15, 2013 - 06:20pm PT
Will you take 25 for the coin?

That old sling is groovy.

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Oct 15, 2013 - 11:54pm PT
I'd love to get those Dolt nuts, been trying to get some Dolt gear for a while. I'm guessing the bidding will be steep on those though. Beautiful gear!
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Oct 16, 2013 - 12:17am PT
What's the back story?
Your dad's rack?
I see no Stoppers - still in use?

The knurled nuts with single hole are Dolt.
Wow, wide selection of Titons.
Larger Forrest nuts are Foxheads.
Smaller Forrest nuts are Arrowheads.
SMC Wedges (I have not seen them cabled) - rare according to Stephane.
Blue Forrest gear sling has "PinBins" - designed for carrying pitons.

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Oct 16, 2013 - 12:32am PT
Very nice collection!

Social climber
joshua tree
Oct 16, 2013 - 12:44am PT
I want it all! What's the deal for the whole lot?
Pm me ill put the cash in ur account tomorrow if the price is right.

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
Oct 16, 2013 - 12:44am PT
Clint, Brian is selling the stuff on my behalf. I just don't have much interest in it although it's got a lot of historical value.

It has been sitting in a bin in my garage for years and he's got experience selling stuff over the internet, so he agreed to do so with this equipment.

Here's the (long and boring) back-story:

About four or five years ago a young man I'd helped in my work years before called me. He re-introduced himself, told me he'd been off to college in southern California, and told me he'd gotten interested in climbing while away. His mom and dad knew about my climbing and told him to call me. He then started climbing with me a bit. For a whole summer he helped me now and again with guidebook research and with some photos (he had a camera with a wide-angle lens that was really useful).

One day Matt told me that his dad's friend (I never learned his name) had been a climber and had a large bin of barely used climbing gear. The friend wondered if Matt wanted to buy it. Matt asked what I thought. I told him to figure out what was in the bin, so Matt brought it over.

It had some stuff that was still usable (like the stoppers you noticed were missing), but much that wasn't (and no cams - the most modern pieces of gear seemed like they were from around 1979 or so). I told Matt that if he was interested he should work out a sales price with his father's friend, that I'd then pay half of that price, that he could take everything we thought he might still be able to use and that I'd keep the rest.

So that's what Matt did.

I haven't seen or climbed with Matt for quite some time now though. He finished college, stayed in southern California, started a business and (I think) got married. He did just contact me about buying a copy of the book. It was nice to touch base with him again. He's still climbing some.

EDIT: yes, that last type of gear sling shown is a Forrest "pin bin," designed for carrying pitons. My very first climbing partner actually owned one too.
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Oct 16, 2013 - 02:20am PT
Thanks for the story, Brad.
So I guess we don't know why the original owner bought all that stuff and pretty much never used it.
I have seen other accumulations of unused gear on ebay; sometimes people invest $$ and then don't end up climbing much.
Perhaps: "I meant to get into it, but then I found out it was hard and scary!"

Social climber
boulder co
Oct 16, 2013 - 09:39am PT
Hey, I'm interested in the hammer, how much?

philadelphia, pa
Oct 16, 2013 - 09:51am PT
Ugh. I *SO* want the hammer and Titons, but need neither and can't figure a way to justify even more vintage gear. Especially when I already have a nice pile of Titons.... :(

Trad climber
Oct 16, 2013 - 09:54am PT
Is this a blind auction? Hard to tell how to bid.

Jim Henson's Basement
Oct 16, 2013 - 09:55am PT
That gear sling is absolutely the coolest piece of vintage gear I've laid eyes on in some time.

Hmmm...Makes me think about producing some repro's ......

Edit.. how about posting bids publicly since we have a few interested parties?..

Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Oct 16, 2013 - 10:10am PT
The knurled nuts with single hole are Dolt Spidernuts or Crudnuts (1969). I suspect that the sizes are #1 (1/2) to #5 (1).
Marty, is this the full set...?

Social climber
joshua tree
Oct 16, 2013 - 10:35am PT
I' want everything except the hammer and sling.
Shoot me a price.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 16, 2013 - 01:31pm PT
A Jackson for the Forrest Pinbin Bandolier. PM sent

Gym climber
Oct 16, 2013 - 01:45pm PT
The small SMC Camlocks work great in pin scars.

Yeow, that other stuff is museum-type, the Dolt nuts are killer.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 16, 2013 - 01:57pm PT
I dare say all of this gear is older than the seller. LOL
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