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karabin museum

Trad climber
phoenix, az
Jul 3, 2018 - 11:13pm PT

Back in December Marlow posted a photo of a Leeper nut tool that I never knew existed. Six months later a second one surfaced and I was able to get it for the museum. pre 1980s for sure probably Ed Leepers first nut tool he created.

Leeper nut tool
Leeper nut tool
Credit: karabin museum
Leeper nut tool
Leeper nut tool
Credit: karabin museum


Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jul 4, 2018 - 08:23am PT

Congrats, Marty. That one is as good as new.
karabin museum

Trad climber
phoenix, az
Jul 4, 2018 - 07:34pm PT

Marlow - yesterday I received these awesome Gerry pitons. I am totally psyched to have these wonderful antiques! Thank you so much Marlow for your generosity! Also thanks Steve Grossman for the postal bump to get them to the museum.

Gerry pitons from the late 1940s <br/>
- from: Marlow
Gerry pitons from the late 1940s
- from: Marlow
Credit: karabin museum


thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Jul 8, 2018 - 01:10pm PT
I am tempted to call this a leaf piton. What say you?
this might do pretty well in a vert placement, I dare say.
this might do pretty well in a vert placement, I dare say.
Credit: thebravecowboy



this one seems to be some kind of sawed off channel angle pin. what do you know about dis thing?
Credit: thebravecowboy

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jul 8, 2018 - 01:17pm PT

I don't know anything, but on the last one is written "Made in Ukrania".
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Jul 11, 2018 - 05:39pm PT
Credit: thebravecowboy
karabin museum

Trad climber
phoenix, az
Jul 12, 2018 - 03:26am PT


 thebravecowboy - The top piton has the same eye as this 1960s Japanese piton I got from Jim Bridwell. I was thinking that maybe that small pin was formed from a broken piton, but it looks like it was made to be like a RURP. The second photo are you sure the channel is sawed off, or maybe the edge was pounded down with a hammer? The third photo is a beautiful titanium Ushba piton from Russia, c.2000.


from Jim Bridwell
from Jim Bridwell
Credit: karabin museum


Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Jul 12, 2018 - 10:03am PT
The "G" on that horizontal pretty much conforms it that Gerry used that stamp all along.
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Don't forget that the great Jerry Gallwas made his own pins and might have stamped them with a "G."
karabin museum

Trad climber
phoenix, az
Jul 12, 2018 - 07:54pm PT



- Jerry Gallwas pitons <br/>
- LONGware RURP
- Jerry Gallwas pitons
- LONGware RURP
Jerry Gallwas pitons <br/>
Looks like the pitons are clipped onto a Gerry ...
Jerry Gallwas pitons
Looks like the pitons are clipped onto a Gerry carabiner.


Blakey

Trad climber
Sierra Vista
Jul 13, 2018 - 04:26am PT
Not a mystery as such, but this is bigly securing a farmer's gate on t...
Not a mystery as such, but this is bigly securing a farmer's gate on the Roman Wall in Northumberland, it's beautiful, we like it a lot and it seems no Scots have passed through since this beautiful wall was built...
Credit: Blakey
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Jul 26, 2018 - 09:39am PT
Carlos, I quite believe that, once again, I need your help to find the history and the people behind TRI-ROCC...
TRI-ROCC nut & nut tool &#40;Spain&#41;
TRI-ROCC nut & nut tool (Spain)
Credit: nutstory
karabin museum

Trad climber
phoenix, az
Aug 11, 2018 - 06:44pm PT


The only TRI-ROCC item I have is a bolt hanger. They made nuts and nut tools also?

Credit: karabin museum


karabin museum

Trad climber
phoenix, az
Aug 11, 2018 - 06:47pm PT



Does anybody know any info on this piton?

Manufacturers stamp "PH"



PH piton
PH piton
Credit: karabin museum
karabin museum

Trad climber
phoenix, az
Aug 12, 2018 - 09:21pm PT



PH piton <br/>
- American Alpine Club
PH piton
- American Alpine Club
Credit: karabin museum


karabin museum

Trad climber
phoenix, az
Aug 17, 2018 - 03:12pm PT

Unknown homemade piton set donated by Michael Chessler.
 Anybody know who made these? My feeling is Europe somewhere.


Unknown piton set
Unknown piton set
Credit: karabin museum
Unknown piton set
Unknown piton set
Credit: karabin museum









Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 17, 2018 - 03:18pm PT
No clue on the last set.
PH might be Peter Habeler but those pitons look a bit older than that.
karabin museum

Trad climber
phoenix, az
Aug 17, 2018 - 04:04pm PT




Steve - nice to hear from you. With the gear threads Supertopo has been quiet for months.



karabin museum

Trad climber
phoenix, az
Aug 18, 2018 - 04:50pm PT



Another few pitons with unknown manufacturer. The lower one is marked with 3 dots which is the markings from Bill Sewrey in AZ, who else marked their gear with three dots?


Manufacturer unknown
Manufacturer unknown
Credit: karabin museum
Manufacturer unknown
Manufacturer unknown
Credit: karabin museum



karabin museum

Trad climber
phoenix, az
Aug 18, 2018 - 06:41pm PT


While I was in Colorado I visited the Gary Neptune Museum. Tons of great historical gear! Gary wasn't there but I ran into him later at the OR Show. So Gary believes the piton is a Dick Williams creation and I show it as a Norton Smithe. Hmmmmmm.

Still trying to figure out the unknown piton as well.

Gary Neptune Museum
Gary Neptune Museum
Credit: karabin museum
I have had one person say the Unknowns are early DMM, another person s...
I have had one person say the Unknowns are early DMM, another person said Denny Moorehouse....which is DMM....but still no mfg proof has surfaced
Credit: karabin museum






thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Sep 18, 2018 - 04:45pm PT
Now I know I've seen the two-eyed proto-KB described before, but can one of you old salts help me out here?


Credit: thebravecowboy

Credit: thebravecowboy
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