Wilderness Experience, Chatsworth, California


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Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Nov 26, 2014 - 07:22am PT
Ah....those days at Wildex! What happens in Chatsworth stays in Chatsworth!

Trad climber
Nov 26, 2014 - 08:53am PT
Had my WX kletter sack for years. Beat the crap out of the thing and it never let me down.

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Nov 26, 2014 - 09:04am PT
Wow from the way back machine.....

Did you use Wilderness Experience equipment that worked well? Or did not work at all like our one attempt at climbing shoes?

Crossed the Sierra a few times, light n fast using one of your soft packs...... they were pretty darn good.

A way back shot.... Peater cranking.
A way back shot.... Peater cranking.
Credit: guyman

Remember this dood???


Social climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 26, 2014 - 05:24pm PT
Of course, Peater!

T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Nov 19, 2015 - 06:53pm PT
Bump for packs

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Nov 19, 2015 - 06:58pm PT
The early days at WildEx were....well, wild! How did any of us survive those crazy nights in Vegas at Batista's.....let alone the parties at the NSGA show in Chicago. My lips are sealed.

Sport climber
Shetville , North of Los Angeles
Nov 19, 2015 - 09:23pm PT
I remember Erik Alger , Gmac for sure...met Gary at a store in Belmont Shore when i was shopping for a winter sleeping bag and planning on spending the winter in the back country in a tee pee.. Then Gary ended up in Mammoth at the WE store ...I see Gary in vons occasionally where we engage in faux martial arts combat...Gmac had a tent set up for inahling dental pharmaceuticals in the Mammoth store...Bruce Nyberg , an old climbing acquaintance , ended up working there...? I think Jim Thomsen may have been a Kniessel rep around 85 and gave me a pair of skis...rj

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Nov 19, 2015 - 09:47pm PT
Back in the 70's,long before before the Outdoor Retailer existed, the only big national show for non-ski outdoor gear companies was the Snow Snow in Las Vegas, which was at the same time as the much larger SIA (Ski Industries America)show, but in a much smaller convention center.

However, the counter-culture energy at the Snow Show, made it a much more fun spot to visit.

Then there was the year that Wilderness Experience exhibited at the NSGA (National Sporting Goods Association) show in LA. The packs & tents did not fit in well with the socks, jocks, & footballs, etc, but my business partner & I flew down for the joy of seeing friends & the promised party, stopped off in Reno on the way home, and managed to have a good time, despite it being a really bad smog week in LA. (We did also pick up some tennis & racketball lines to diversify our outdoor store's gear offerings.)
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