Category: Accessories

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Dolt Pulley

Dolt produced this nice little pulley in the 1960s. It has swing sides to allow for loading the rope and a plastic wheel for smooth operation under load. Bill “Dolt” Feuerer gave all of his...

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Salewa Griff Fifi Hook

Sometimes known as a handled fifi hook or a jug handle hook, this Salewa design was primarily used when the occasional aid move was required on mostly free ascents. The handle and large open hook...

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Dolt Belay Seat

Originally purchased in 1972 by Ray Brooks, this DOLTSEAT belay seat has made appearances in several Supertopo vintage gear discussions. I recently acquired it from Mr. Brooks and would like to thank him for...

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B.A.T. Tent

This B.A.T. (Basically Absurd Technology) Tent was designed by Warren Harding for use on some of his pioneering big wall climbs. This model was sold in 1971 and is an interesting step in the design evolution of...

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Sierra Club Rock Climbing Section Pin

Found on eBay and donated to our archives, not much is known about this pin. The Sierra Club RCS was a meeting place for many significant names in American climbing in the 1950s, 1960,...

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John Peters Homemade Equipment

Another unique addition to the Vertical Archaeology archives! I was contacted through Mountain Project regarding a large cache of equipment owned by John Peters who was a prolific climber in the late 1960s through 1970s...

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Swing Side Pulley (Early 1960s)

This pulley has no manufacturers stamp. The example found in the 1965 Recreational Equipment Inc. catalog is also free of any markings and matches in all other measurements listed. The pulley has a 3/8 inch hex head...

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Piton Keeper Rings

Piton or “Peg” keeper rings would work really well when a climber needed to carry large arsenals of iron. There are three types in our archives: Troll keeper rings, ASMU keeper rings, and a...