Bergsport Catalogs 1983, 1983, 1985, 1986
Selected pages of the 1985 Bergsport Equipment catalog (in German).
These full color pages offer a unique glimpse of some of the climbing gear available to European climbers in 1985. Colors were bright, equipment was still relatively heavy, and climbing was slowly making a transition from pitons and hammers to a cleaner style of climbing protection. Many of the items shown in this catalog are still available today in more refined versions.
Vertical Archaeology offers this information to the climbing community to document gear development and aid interested collectors in accurately dating their equipment. Scans of the 1982, 1983, and 1986 catalogs are in our archives. If anyone needs additional assistance in dating or research issues please send an email and we will be glad to help.