Category: Early Climbing Era

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1930 Sporthaus Jungborn Catalog

The complete 1930 Sporthaus Jungborn equipment catalog. Every page is included here in the interest of historical completeness and accuracy. The section concerning alpinists is on pages 42,43,44, and 45 but many other accessories...

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Fisher Griff Fiffi

The Griff Fiffi by Fisher was used to hook aid ladders to a piece of protection. The Ladder was clipped or tied directly to the convenient handle loop. In the photos above the red...

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German Hobnails

One unopened box of four sided standard mid-sole hobs circa 1939. These nails were attached to the middle area of the forefoot and heel to increase grip and fill in the smooth sole. Muggers...

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1928 Sporthaus Jungborn Catalog

This catalog showcases many items the modern mountaineer would recognize. There are pitons, carabiners, rappel rings, and hammers that look a bit like the types we still use. Sporthaus Jungborn seems to have been well stocked with...