Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 11, 2017 - 11:31am PT
I just wanted to throw this question out to the Taco. I'm slowly trying to clean out old climbing gear, and have a haul bag made by Bev Johnson, most likely circa 1971-72.
Bev made this for me at the time I spent a few Summer seasons in the Valley.
I have a few photo's of using it on the Direct NWF of Half Dome, back in 1972, but need to get them scanned.
I'm interested in donating it to the Yosemite climbing museum, if they want it. Any other suggestions appreciated. Bev made a sheath which goes over the top of the bag, which greatly reduced rope drag, when hauling. I thought this
was pretty neat!
Bev provided one lower, zippered pocket, which has a patch on it now, since a red squirrel had gone after some food. I wonder where Bev learned how to design and stitch so well?
The American Safe Climbing Association(www.safeclimbing.org) is another worthwhile charity. They auction this type of stuff off and use the money to replace bolts. It might not be in a museum, but it most likely would find a good home.