From the Pages of History: Pitons from the 1960 Gerry Equipment Catalog
Second in our series of early catalog recreations, these are the items offered by Gerry in 1960.
Notice the interesting shape of the top two pitons. Both the vertical style and the horizontal have a distinctive “hump” (on the top for the vertical piton and on the edge opposite the eye of the horizontal piton).
The “Stubby angle piton”, as it is called in the catalog, is interesting due to its semi-circular design. The way it is shaped seems to offer less spring or flex than a similar Chouinard style angle piton. This might be a problem during general use but I do remember seeing many of these used as fixed drilled placements in soft sandstone in The Garden of the Gods (Colorado) and in the Fisher Towers (Utah).