Classic Ice Primer- Chouinard Catalog 1968

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RDB

Social climber
wa
Feb 23, 2013 - 01:34pm PT
Great stuff, thank you!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 23, 2013 - 05:27pm PT
An interesting thread on recurved pick tools started here...

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2074941&tn=60

The Simond Chacal in 1975 is the front runner with the Lowe Elephant pick for suspense.

This looks to be an early model Chacal hopefully the first release.












The classic Simond markings.
RDB

Social climber
wa
Feb 23, 2013 - 05:40pm PT
Lowe pick came much later. That is a very late model Chacal...post '82 and near the end of production. The two holes in the handle and the black rubber shaft insulation all are indicators. The two, brass tube lined holes in the handle (one for a leash the other for an umbilical) the most clear indicators of age. A quick look through a Mountain Magazine adn Simond ad's campaign will give you a better idea of the exact age. But I know Climb High didn't import the 2 hole version until the Barracuda (adze version) showed up.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 23, 2013 - 05:44pm PT
Thanks for the dating Dane.

I am curious if the pick shape or detailing changed much by the time mine came out.

Do you have an early one?

Off to the Mountain mags otherwise.
RDB

Social climber
wa
Feb 23, 2013 - 05:56pm PT
I have earlier ones but not the first generation red handled and double spike one. I kept upgrading as the newest models were producted. I never appreciated the dbl spike (but would now as I would a Roosterheads dbl spike) and the full black rubber shafts and dbl holes were a good improvemt IMO. I still have my last pair and a couple of spares of differing lengths plus an axe. Same pair Simond gave away at the '79 Resembalance.
carlos gallego

Ice climber
Spain
Feb 24, 2013 - 03:52am PT
Stubai Nanga Parbat 1973. (handle modified)
Charlet Moser G 1975.
Peck Terrordactyl 1977.
B.D. Black Prophet 1996 ??? not sure. I owned years before de B.P. in black straight handle.
Credit: carlos gallego
RDB

Social climber
wa
Feb 24, 2013 - 11:19am PT



Mark Force

Trad climber
Cave Creek, AZ
Oct 17, 2013 - 08:17pm PT
October Sierra ice gully bump
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 25, 2013 - 01:09pm PT
Runnel Bump...
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