Vertical Archaeology

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1987 Chouinard Hammer

Chouinard produced this design in 1987. It featured a heavy hammer head with no notch on the underside of the striking surface and a three bolt system for attaching a long curved alpine pick...

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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...

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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...

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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...