Category: Carabiner


Bedayn Carabiners

Raffi Bedayn (1915-1982) designed these carabiners at the end of World War Two. They were manufactured from the early 1950s through the mid 1960s. The carabiners have two distinct production runs. The first era of...


Chouinard “ALCOA” Carabiners

Made from the late 1950 until 1968s, this version of the Chouinard “ALCOA” carabiner had “820   ALCOA   7075” on one side of the spine and “Chouinard” on the other. The first versions did...


A5 Oval Carabiners

Two A5 Grade VI oval carabiners with 4000 lbs. strength. They seem to be a pretty standard oval design common in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The 1988 A5 Adventures catalog lists SMC...


Eiger Equipment

A collection of miscellaneous Eiger equipment from the Vertical Archaeology archives. The pitons are standard European soft iron types with the “Eiger” logo stamped on one side of the anvil.