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mastadon

Trad climber
crack addict
Mar 4, 2018 - 10:22am PT
How did Dolt get his nickname? Jus curious.
karabin museum

Trad climber
phoenix, az
Mar 4, 2018 - 08:25pm PT



recent ebay lot with 7 Dolt items on the table
recent ebay lot with 7 Dolt items on the table
Credit: karabin museum


Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Mar 5, 2018 - 09:50pm PT
Don- read the third post on this thread.
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




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