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hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Mar 11, 2018 - 08:09am PT
quiz:















application:

see port a wrap

http://youtu.be/Q5R7q_wCcoc

Pierre Allain descenders 1943 to 1977
Pierre Allain descenders 1943 to 1977
Credit: Nutstory
first item on left, not the same function ... but had me lookin'!
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Mar 11, 2018 - 08:14am PT

Holy moly...
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 11, 2018 - 01:52pm PT
I would think those would be illegal in Europe!
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Mar 12, 2018 - 12:55am PT
Marlow, the descender on the right side is a Wild Country Manta. I will confirm you the date this evening while at home. Do you have it???
Edit: 1994!
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Mar 12, 2018 - 08:28am PT

Nutstory. I found it on the web this weekend. I'll soon have it.
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Mar 12, 2018 - 08:31am PT
Would you be willing to part with it...?
karabin museum

Trad climber
phoenix, az
Mar 12, 2018 - 03:49pm PT




Marlow - Those ice tube pitons are amazing!!! I have looked at that 1958 REI catalog page over 100 times now wondering if I will ever see a actual photo of what those tubes look like. So very amazing thanks for sharing!


karabin museum

Trad climber
phoenix, az
Mar 12, 2018 - 04:20pm PT

Yes I paid the big price for the recent 1960s Holubar lot. It adds a few more off sizes to the Holubar pitons I already have, and there are 4 interesting pins within the lot which are shown in the center of the photo.

 I was confused on who made the Lost Arrow shown on the top since the eye is unusually large. And for sure it turns out to be a gem. The blade is stamped "Ambercrombie and Fitch Co made in New York," and the eye is stamped Hupfauf Einsiedeln, made in Switzerland. Cool piton in great condition. circa guess late 1960s.

 The flat pointed vertical piton is a early 1950s Werk Fulpmes and Ralling, very heavy, thick, only stamped "Austria."

 The bottom two pitons are both stamped Holubar and are so nice! I have not seen this shape Holubar before where the blade of the piton stays wide and flat all the way to the hammer end. circa later 1950s (?).


Recent ebay Holubar score
Recent ebay Holubar score
Credit: karabin museum
Hupfauf Einsiedeln, Abercrombie and Fitch Co
Hupfauf Einsiedeln, Abercrombie and Fitch Co
Credit: karabin museum
Ambercrombie and Fitch Co <br/>
- Hupfauf Einsiedeln
Ambercrombie and Fitch Co
- Hupfauf Einsiedeln
Credit: karabin museum
Ambercrombie and Fitch Co <br/>
- Hupfauf Einsiedeln piton
Ambercrombie and Fitch Co
- Hupfauf Einsiedeln piton
Credit: karabin museum
Holubar pitons
Holubar pitons
Credit: karabin museum


Tom

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo CA
Mar 12, 2018 - 11:06pm PT
That Abercrombie and Fitch piton cracks me up. It looks like a fake Lost Arrow that a trustafarian poseur might buy on Fifth Avenue for a one-day trip to go look at the Gunks.




Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Mar 13, 2018 - 12:09pm PT

A Vaude Friend remover

Vaude Friend remover
Vaude Friend remover

Cam extractors as posted previously by Nutstory:
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1955042&msg=2229466#msg2229466
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Mar 14, 2018 - 01:24am PT
Awesome find Marlow; bravo, you are really a Master discoverer of treasures!
Scrubber

climber
Straight outta Squampton
Mar 14, 2018 - 05:15pm PT
I've gotten a lot of enjoyment out of this thread, so I thought I'd add a few of my own. Nothing particularly rare here, but interesting enough to keep around.
Credit: Scrubber
Salewa hollow oval marked R ROBBINS on the back side

Credit: Scrubber
A5 Grade VI oval, familiar shape. Chouinard or SMC?

Credit: Scrubber
EIGER USA I know nothing about this company. Nothing on the other side.

Credit: Scrubber
Big honkin' Stubai D with UIAA logo near the nose

Credit: Scrubber
Ordinary old ring-angle. Only special to me because it was the second-last piton remaining on Serenity Crack about 22 years ago, and I pulled it out by hand while giving my quickdraw a little confirmation yank before climbing past. Just about fell from losing my balance when it popped out!

Credit: Scrubber
Galvanized soft iron "hanger"? Not sure of the correct title of these, but I've seen them occasionally on older routes. (There are three on Tantalus Wall in Squamish) The squared end is interference press-fit when driven into a 1/4" hole. Not very confidence inspiring...
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Mar 14, 2018 - 05:20pm PT
Tom. that abbi fitch stuff was actually the real deal BINTD. outfitted Everest etc back when Evereast was a big deal. talked to a 10th Mtn vetran and early climbing legend in these parts who bought his hob nailed boots from Abe fitch for post ww11 rock climbing.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 24, 2018 - 02:43pm PT
Credit: Reilly

Hey, they could work!
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Mar 24, 2018 - 11:17pm PT
CMI Kirk's Kamms &#40;1976&#41; vs RoKJoX &#40;1987&#41;
CMI Kirk's Kamms (1976) vs RoKJoX (1987)
Credit: nutstory
CMI Kirk's Kamm &#40;1976&#41; & RoKJoX &#40;1987&#41;
CMI Kirk's Kamm (1976) & RoKJoX (1987)
Credit: nutstory
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Mar 25, 2018 - 09:09am PT

Recently I received some pitons carrying the sign G. The pitons arrived with som Fritsch pitons. Do you know who made these pitons? Could the G be a Grivel sign?

The first type of ring piton
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow

The second
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow

Third
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Mar 25, 2018 - 12:00pm PT
Kirk's Kamms sucked so bad we called them the "Swivel O' Death"
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Mar 25, 2018 - 12:40pm PT
Marlow- If you bought your gear from the US that "G" might mean Gerry. I recently picked up an early steel biner that had the distinctive triangular configuration that later became the first mass produced Gerry carabiner and it carried a "G" stamp on the spine. The seller was from Colorado.
Those pitons seem handmade enough that it may simply be the smith's stamp rather than anything commercial in nature.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Mar 25, 2018 - 12:47pm PT

Hi Steve.

I bought them from USA, so then it is Gerry. Thanks!
Do you have them in your collection?
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Mar 25, 2018 - 02:57pm PT
The stamp on my carabiner looks to be a reasonable match so you are likely to have bought very early Gerry. Holubar imported and stamped Stubai so Gerry might have imported Fritsch as their own option. Lots of work to do lining up the import sources.
I have lots of Holubar hardware but not so much early Gerry to compare with what you just got. I haven't had time to fully inventory my collection but I would be happy to coordinate with you as a serious and sharing collector.
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