What Is Your Oldest Climbing T Shirt?


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Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 25, 2007 - 10:07pm PT
I am talking about one that still fits, and that is at least 10 years old.

Here is my list:

Go Climb A Rock-YMS 1979-1981?

We've Gone Too Far To Turn Back Now-Pic Of JB? on back-Chouinard 198?

This Ain't No #$%&* Wienie Roast-Kinnaloa 1984 +/-

Falling Body-Kinnaloa 1984 +/-

Uh-Oh! It's Hardman-Where's Da Rocks, Man?! 1986

California Bouldering Championship-Mt. Woodson 1986

Fight Gravity-Joshua Tree 1987

Grand Teton Climbers Ranch 1991

Hard Rock Climbing-Devils Tower 1991

Rock Climbing Is Life, The Rest Is Just Details-1994

Watcha got?

Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Aug 25, 2007 - 10:14pm PT
I've never really had climbing tee shirts, but have recently acquired a few.

During a lull in my climbing career, I did triathlons, and so have a bunch of triathlon tee shirts from the 1980s. My Ironman shirts still fit - depending on how you define fit.
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Aug 25, 2007 - 10:21pm PT
Anybody have a "Go Jump In a Lake " shirt or a "Lockheed Lodestar" shirt?


Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Aug 25, 2007 - 11:06pm PT


Aug 25, 2007 - 11:13pm PT
Great Pacific Iron Works, white, long-sleeved. With the classic wave. And a few holes now.

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 25, 2007 - 11:15pm PT
yep, that's what i am talking about!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Aug 25, 2007 - 11:21pm PT
probably from the '80s

I thought I had the GPIW tee with ice tools in ice, but I can't seem to find it anymore...

...my tees have a habit of disolving, especially the favorites....
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Aug 25, 2007 - 11:29pm PT
steelmnkey: It may be politically correct to add a Lowe Alpine Systems shirt to your "collection".

Trad climber
Aug 25, 2007 - 11:41pm PT
The Kinnaloa "Wienie Roast" was my favorite, wore that until it was tissue paper. Same with FISH "This Hell Called Life".
My oldest is a Boreal Sole Survivor from early 80's.
Ricardo Carlos

Trad climber
Off center, CO.
Aug 26, 2007 - 12:14am PT
Todd Gordon's yellow special Jtree Goofy Make haste or tomato paste Tshirt and
A woman’s place is on the face. Some big cold Mt like Chu U
I also loved Bruces Wennie Roast
nick d

Trad climber
Aug 26, 2007 - 12:34am PT
This isn't really a t-shirt but I really like it!

I do have plenty of t-shirts though!


Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 26, 2007 - 12:55am PT
dang michael, that is going to be tuff to beat.
nick d

Trad climber
Aug 26, 2007 - 01:11am PT
I worked in a climbing store for about ten years, And I'm a total packrat!


Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Aug 26, 2007 - 03:07am PT
i've got some classics from the early to mid-80's. my fave is a kinnaloa number -- head shot of watusi, bald head gleaming, with the caption "lose your hair and you'll lose our mind"...hheh.

also got a pretty good collection of "great western bouldering championship" t's

stay tuned.....i'd do it right now, but these aa meetings are wearing me out....plus the epic four hour bouldering sesh i subjected myself to today....

HOW 'BOUT them PADRES??!!??

woot woot

Trad climber
pacific beach, ca
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 26, 2007 - 10:01am PT

I had forgotten about that one with Mike on it. Pretty funny.

Padres? Aren't they still 3 games back? Don't know if they will make it to post season this year.

Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 27, 2007 - 11:25am PT
GPIW t-shirt from '83 or so. Cut the neck out of it (too tight). Still sorta wearable.

Have a Scarpa "free climbing team" t-shirt from the snowbird comp back in '88. Proabably a comp t-shirt from back then somewhere too.

Think I have a Wild Things blue shirt with some purple-ish lettering, very sports climbing late 80's look.

J Tree shirt, black with red? Must be late 80's.

Have an old Patagonia Hawaiian shirt with figure eights on it. Light green color, pretty cool.

Have an original Chouinard rugby shirt (yellow) that's still in great shape, as, it was always a tad too small for me and I didn't wear it much. Burly tough shirt. Long sleeves.

A friend has the old "ratagonia" shirt from Jrat. She gets comments on it every time she wears it. Couple years ago, someone offered her a 100 bucks for it on the trail in Garnet Canyon in the Tetons. Too funny. Grant in Tuolumne gear store commented on it a couple weeks ago.

Mostly wore punk rock type t-shirts back then for some reason...DK, Black Flag...

-Brian in SLC
Rich the Brit

Trad climber
San Ramon, CA
Aug 28, 2007 - 02:04am PT
Hmm - got into climbing in the late 80s, during the Sheffield gritstone revivial. The Dave Lee Roth lycra scene was in decline, and Johnny Dawes had just made the surreal climbing documentary Stone Monkey.

Then came the Stone Monkey line of clothing. I think it was made by DMM. I still have some t-shirts, and several pairs of black leggings (not likely to wear them anytime soon on a Sierra slab in 80 degree sunshine).

Bout the same time, some rival outfit came out with Stone Donkey clothing line. If I remeber correctly, their motto was "climb like a mule".

Gonna start a thread on climbing documentaries,,,

Trad climber
Aug 28, 2007 - 10:31am PT
If you die we split your gear, Seneca rocks early 80's....live on Pete!
scuffy b

The deck above the 5
Aug 28, 2007 - 11:50am PT
This is from the 2nd run, 81 or 82.

I have several Canterbury rugby jerserys from 75-79. They feel
pretty heavy.

Trad climber
Calgary, Alberta
Aug 28, 2007 - 11:53am PT
"Think Pink - Yosemite Free Thinking"
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