Featured in this gallery is the equipment I have collected from my time climbing and exploring with desert legend Harvey T. Carter. I climbed with him hundreds of times in the 1990s and our friendship continued until his passing in 2012. He was a true pioneer, an innovator, and a driving force behind many classic ascents across Utah and Colorado. He was a damn hard man.
He sold me a few of these big pitons right before my first trip to the Fisher Towers. I had no idea what I was getting into. By the time I was testing myself on those muddy walls cams had made the wide sections a little faster but rarely any more secure. Harvey refused to even consider big cams when a well placed bong could be pounded in. To me, the dull sound of hammer on piton and muffled cursing, will always be the sound of the Fisher Towers.