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mastadon

Trad climber
crack addict
Mar 6, 2018 - 02:03am PT
Thanks Steve. I missed that the first time around.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Mar 6, 2018 - 09:07am PT
There is a lot to ponder in this thread.
karabin museum

Trad climber
phoenix, az
May 28, 2018 - 11:59am PT
I was looking through my Bridwell file yesterday, and a photo of Dolt pitons that the Yosemite Museum has, fell out of it. Looking closer at the photo I realized that the Paula Crenshaw Dolt piton is exact to what the Yosemite Museum has. The cuts are exactly the same even the teardrop droop cut under the piton eye is the same. I love this tiny piton!


Dolt
Dolt
Credit: karabin museum
Dolt piton
Dolt piton
Credit: karabin museum


LilaBiene

Trad climber
Technically...the spawning grounds of Yosemite
Jun 2, 2018 - 07:33pm PT
Steve, it's my favorite nut, too. I use it every time I climb @ Seneca. :)

I have a recording of Mark Powell telling me how Dolt got his nickname from back in 2012. Will try to figure out how to edit the recording so it can be shared.

Thanks to everyone for sharing -- it's a huge gift to me.
karabin museum

Trad climber
phoenix, az
Jun 7, 2018 - 03:50pm PT

Dolt Blue Boots from Pamela Phillips. Near absolute mint condition except for one top stitch easy glue repair being needed. Blue laces are original to the shoes.

Dolt Blue Boots <br/>
from: Pamela Phillips
Dolt Blue Boots
from: Pamela Phillips
Credit: karabin museum
Dolt Blue Boots in the schwag bookcase display at the Phoenix Rock Gym
Dolt Blue Boots in the schwag bookcase display at the Phoenix Rock Gym
Credit: karabin museum
Dolt Blue Boot advertisement <br/>
- Summit Magazine July/Aug 1969
Dolt Blue Boot advertisement
- Summit Magazine July/Aug 1969
Credit: karabin museum


karabin museum

Trad climber
phoenix, az
Aug 4, 2018 - 08:54pm PT



I was a guest for a few days at the Michael Chessler estate and was expecting to look through a bunch of historic books, but instead most of my time was spent digging through the many boxes of gear Michael has gathered over the years.

I knew Michael had some of Dolts original climbing gear that there is a great chance that Dolt used on the Nose with Harding and Powell in the late 1950s, so I was quite excited to dig through the massive pile and get a few pictures of the relics.

In the overall picture all of the pitons except one are marked "DOLT" and they are Bills late 1950s climbing rack.
 The first two pitons were made by Dolt confirmed by David Rearick.,
 The rest of the pitons are Fritsch, Swiss CCBs, and a Cassin.
 The fourth piton is tagged Dolt from Dolts rack but is not stamped Dolt. The steel is super tough and I believe the piton is a early 1940s Salathe.
 The sixth piton is the overall puzzle piece I have been seeking since it is stamped "DOLDT." This ties this piton set with the "DOLDT" bolt hangers placed on the Nose Route with Harding in 1958. Bill stamped all of the square hangers "DOLDT" then started stamping his pitons "DOLDT" then switched over to the historic "DOLT" in early 1958. This is when Bill started creating the Dolt hammer holsters under the DOLT name in 1958.

 Michael was very generous with his donations and I got a few of these DOLT pitons for the museum so yes big PROPS to Michael!!! However Michael held onto the "DOLDT" piton.

Bill "DOLT" Feurer's late 1950s rack <br/>
Bill "DOLT" Feurer's late 1950s rack

Credit: karabin museum
Bill "DOLT" Feurer's late 1950s rack
Bill "DOLT" Feurer's late 1950s rack
Credit: karabin museum
Bill "DOLT" Feurer's late 1950s rack
Bill "DOLT" Feurer's late 1950s rack
Credit: karabin museum
Bill "DOLT" Feurer's late 1950s rack <br/>
- piton stamped "DOLDT"
Bill "DOLT" Feurer's late 1950s rack
- piton stamped "DOLDT"
Credit: karabin museum
Bill "DOLT" Feurer's late 1950s rack
Bill "DOLT" Feurer's late 1950s rack
Credit: karabin museum











karabin museum

Trad climber
phoenix, az
Aug 5, 2018 - 01:57pm PT



Heres two more items from Bills late 1950s rack. The ice peg is probably a Werk Fulpmes Ralling piton but is also stamped 'DOLT"


Gear from Dolts late 1950s rack <br/>
- From Michael Chessler
Gear from Dolts late 1950s rack
- From Michael Chessler
Credit: karabin museum


karabin museum

Trad climber
phoenix, az
Aug 6, 2018 - 07:44am PT



Dolt piton blank
Dolt piton blank
Credit: karabin museum
Dolt piton blank
Dolt piton blank
Credit: karabin museum



karabin museum

Trad climber
phoenix, az
Aug 7, 2018 - 07:53am PT


Credit: karabin museum


karabin museum

Trad climber
phoenix, az
Aug 8, 2018 - 06:51am PT


Credit: karabin museum
Credit: karabin museum
Credit: karabin museum


karabin museum

Trad climber
phoenix, az
Aug 9, 2018 - 07:05am PT


Doltbar and Ringdolt. This photo shows that the Doltbar and Ringdolt w...
Doltbar and Ringdolt. This photo shows that the Doltbar and Ringdolt were available colored and non colored.

Credit: karabin museum


karabin museum

Trad climber
phoenix, az
Aug 10, 2018 - 06:55am PT



Dolt bolt hangers, 1957-1958 era
Dolt bolt hangers, 1957-1958 era
Credit: karabin museum


Roots

Mountain climber
Redmond, Oregon
Aug 10, 2018 - 08:25am PT
.....you're killing me Marty!

Seriously though, congrats on your BIG score and a big thanks to Chessler for donating DOLT's rack!!
karabin museum

Trad climber
phoenix, az
Aug 10, 2018 - 06:41pm PT

Roots - Michael Chessler was incredibly generous in donating items to the museum, but as far as the Dolt items go he still has many pieces. I approached Michael with my Jesus hands open and he filled those hands without me paying one penny. Absolutely Incredible THANK YOU Michael!!! But he still has the other half of Dolts original rack and a set of polished Dolt items that Lauria has been searching for since Dolts death. So Michael still has 15 Dolt items that really should be in a museum and even though he gifted me very very graciously.....I left his house in tears. I know that Dolts spirit had to have led me to this opportunity, and even with all of the spiritual energy I could gather, I was not able to get the entirety of the items for the museum. I seriously drove away from the house in tears.

My friend Robert calmed me down stating that the Karabin Museums main driving force was proving the existence of the missing Dolt polished items of which I was presently holding in my hands and was basically in shock. So the question is placed forward of: if I did land the polished Dolt items, would the Karabin museum continue? In the movies, if Tomb Raider girl held onto Pandoras box instead of putting it back, there would be no more adventures for her because that item was her main drive. All other adventures would become lesser.

So my first thought in this situation is Roots - because it may take a few extra pennies to eventually land this gear if it even surfaces, and this gear should totally be in a museum! I really enjoyed my visit with Michael and I plan on visiting him again next summer. But the only way I will be able to obtain the remainder of the Dolt items is through my open hands partnered with Michaels generously. Michael sees the Dolt items as adding to his book company's strength which I can understand. In this case my Jesus hands really came through in a HUGE way as I still came home with over a dozen Dolt items new to what I already have. INCREDIBLE!!! On top of that another 75+ other historic fantastic non Dolt pieces Michael donated to the Karabin Museum! INCREDIBLE!!!

Once again...Big THANKS to Michael Chessler!







karabin museum

Trad climber
phoenix, az
Aug 10, 2018 - 07:03pm PT




I found this Dolt sign hanging in Michael Chesslers shop. Magnetic, 18" almost mint condition. Beautiful piece which Michael still has. I am honored to be the one documenting the item.


Marty trying his best not to faint......
Marty trying his best not to faint......
Credit: Michael Chessler
Dolt magnetic sign, front
Dolt magnetic sign, front
Credit: karabin museum
Dolt magnetic sign, back
Dolt magnetic sign, back
Credit: karabin museum
ionlyski

Trad climber
Polebridge, Montana
Aug 10, 2018 - 11:33pm PT
In this case my Jesus hands really came through in a HUGE way as I still came home with over a dozen Dolt items

Marty, don't forget, Michael gave you those items, not Jesus. It was his energy and gift; and came from him alone.

Glad you made the acquisition.

Arne
karabin museum

Trad climber
phoenix, az
Aug 11, 2018 - 05:44pm PT


ionlyski - thanks for the Props!


Michael Chessler
Michael Chessler
Credit: karabin museum




karabin museum

Trad climber
phoenix, az
Aug 16, 2018 - 08:45pm PT



Dolt Bashchock #13 and #14 converted both to #7. The difference in size is 1/32"

Dolt Bashchocks
Dolt Bashchocks
Credit: karabin museum




karabin museum

Trad climber
phoenix, az
Aug 19, 2018 - 08:23pm PT





Credit: karabin museum




karabin museum

Trad climber
phoenix, az
Aug 25, 2018 - 03:58pm PT


These two photos are for Don Lauria specifically. I am copying this to the Marty Message Supertopo thread as well.


Dolt pitons
Dolt pitons
Credit: karabin museum
Dolt pitons
Dolt pitons
Credit: karabin museum


When I first started collecting gear I fell in love with the Dolt story of his life and his whimsical ways. My collection foundation was all about Bill Feurer - the Dolt. Don Lauria supplied me with some of Dolts personal items and to this day they are my greatest treasures. But what was out there to find was a mint condition Dolt piton collection that went missing that Don continually talked about with me. As time went on I found many many awesome non-Dolt gear treasures, but yet Dolt products was the main items on my mind continuously, even to this day.

In 2009 when I broke my leg I created the Supertopo “Marty Karabin’s Message To All Climbers” thread, where my life was falling apart and at the same time I met God. God insisted for me to give the museum away and that is how I will become balanced once again. I asked many people to take the museum and everybody thought I was crazy. I had nobody to give the museum to as God insisted….so I gave it to God. God said I did well, and from then on I was just the librarian while God did the work managing the museum. Please hear me out.

Next thing I know gear was being donated to the museum from everywhere, and the gear was one amazing treasure after another, and it is still escalating greater and greater every day. At the same time it is not over toppling me, and cataloging the museum items as they come it is actually easy for me to accomplish. I am not spending time to search and search and be greedy that I must have everything, in fact, I am not looking for anything, just keeping up with what God is delivering. But yet the foundation is still Dolt products.

A few post previous to this one on the Dolt Stories Supertopo thread I mention my recent visit with Michael Chessler, where I went to check out his historic book business world, and he mentioned he has climbing gear that he could use help identifying. As it turns out he has lots of climbing gear, and the lots he doesn’t even remember where it all came from. It was a great visit and Michael and I totally connected. Within Michaels pile of gear was a box of Dolt products, and the products included Dolts personal 1950s rack and a set of mint condition polished Dolt pitons…..yes the historic missing set, 11 of the 12 pitons, missing is the Fan Blade. I couldn’t believe what I was holding.

On the last day of my visit with Michael I put of pile of gear on Michaels table that I was interested in and Michael was so generous donating over 100 items to the museum…..for free. Incredible generosity!!! Some of the items were pitons from Dolts original 1950s rack. I was in awe. But when it came to the mint condition Dolt piton set Michael asked me which piton was the least valuable, and that one I will give to you. The energy right then suddenly shifted, and I was well aware of it. It was like everything Michael just gave me didn’t matter. The only thing that mattered was the Dolt piton set. Michael and I talked for a while about it so he let me trade the least desired item for the third best item, in my opinion. But still that was not enough for my thoughts. It felt as though I was completely cheated, and my emotions while Michael was not around, was trying to contain my tears.

I called my friend Robert asking for his help. I was not sure what was going on with me. Next paragraph is from a previous post above in the Dolt thread…..
“My friend Robert calmed me down stating that the Karabin Museums main driving force was proving the existence of the missing Dolt polished items of which I was presently holding in my hands and was basically in shock. So the question is placed forward of: if I did land the polished Dolt items, would the Karabin museum continue? In the movies, if Tomb Raider girl held onto Pandoras box instead of putting it back, there would be no more adventures for her because that item was her main drive. All other adventures would become lesser.”

The following few days was the Outdoor Retailers show where I was with my friend Neo. I totally love the OR show, but at this show I commented to Neo that there is nothing in this entire building that is greater than the gifts Michael had already gave me. The show became just the show, and my “A” game was not present….I still had lots of fun, however, it was apparent to me that the recent Dolt find took away my intense interest in all other products.

Two days ago I was catching up with my spiritual studies which I keep up with Guru Matt Kahn, who has many YouTube video teachings. Every YouTube segment of Matt Kahn is exquisite high level teachings. I love them all! On Matts most recent teaching he explains the power that drives and gives energy to a persons foundation. I felt like this was a total coincidence since I just, and still am, experiencing this situation. Matt explains that if the item the foundation is driving from is obtained or realized, this could lead to the diminishing of the driving energy, which creates a break in “purpose” and can lead to catastrophe to that person. Matt continues to explain that in many cases God steps in and purposely denies the item to be obtained, so that life will remain with “purpose.”

In a good way to me it shows that God wants my museum to continue, otherwise, if the museum no longer made sense because the driving energy was stopped, hopefully I have some other thing that holds my interest or I will no longer want to exist because of loss of “purpose.” It is interesting because William “Dolt” Feurer had this same driving energy, but his was surrounded with pride, and once realization came to full view, he may of had nothing else to latch onto as he lost “purpose” and he took his life in 1971.

Matt Kahn continues on to say that once the understanding is fully in place, the item that one most seeks will be allowed, but that is only through God allowing it. So I still have a chance of obtaining the Dolt piton set, but that will only happen when I for sure have a change in foundation, which continues “purpose.” I know that Harding mentioned that Dolt would quote the Bible a lot during the Nose Route FA, but when Dolt fell into his realization, he didn’t seem to have a strong connection to the divine. I know I have a very strong connection to the divine, but yet I still fell into the same trap.

Lots of Love and big PROPS to God for denying the deal, which keeps the Karabin Museum going strong!!!
Big PROPS to Michael Chessler…..for everything!
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