Vertical Archaeology

Pin Bins 0

Forrest Mountaineering Pin Bin Development

Bill Forrest started developing the Pin Bin in the late 1960’s. By 1968 he had the basics worked out and applied to patent the concept. As with many pieces of equipment, the patent version...

Fifi hook 0

Vertical Archaeology in Alpinist Magazine

Vertical Archaeology contributed to the “Tool User” feature in Alpinist #54. We dug into our archives and pulled out two beautiful vintage European Fifi hooks from the 1930s. The article tells the story of a close...

Omega Pacific Link Cam Prototype (32) 0

Omega-Pacific Link Cam #2 Prototype

Produced in 2004, this #2 Link Cam is a prototype of the currently available units. Sizes 1 and 2 were released in 2005 and size .5 and .75 were released in 2008. Omega Pacific has developed...

1979 Edelrid Rope  (9) 0

Edelrid Rope – 1979

New-Old-Stock (NOS) Edelrid Perlon Bergseil climbing rope. Offered in a standard size available at the time, 11 millimeter X 45 meter, this rope was heavy but an excellent choice for walls or traditional rock climbing. We have...

Simond (45) 0

Simond Chacal Ice Tool

Produced by Simond from 1975 until the late 1980s, this axe featured one of the first “reverse curve” commercially available. There had been steep drop picks (Peck/MacInnes Terrodactly) and modular tools (Forrest Modular System,...

Terrordactyl Ice Tools (1) 0

MacInnes-Peck Terrordactyl

From the 1971 Alpine Club Journal: “MacInnes-Peck ice tools New ice-axes and Terrordactyls A new all-metal ice-axe has been developed by Hamish MacInnes which uses the same well tried Hiduminium shaft of the earlier...

Leeper Anti-Piton (38) 0

Leeper Anti-piton

Ed Leeper designed the “Anti-Piton” by reimagining his very effective Z piton and reversing the taper. They came in two sizes. The idea was to stack the Anti-Piton roughly perpendicular to another piton or chock....