Category: Hardware

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Peck Pitons

Peck channel pitons were made in the mid to late 1960’s by Peck Climbing Company. Trevor Peck made a few different types of equipment but was better known for his “Cracker” chocks than his...

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MARWA Carabiners

These beautiful carabiners were produced in the 1950s through to the late1960s. They were strong and well made with several design features ahead of their time. The graceful arched spine set them apart from...

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Chouinard “Wire Style” Cleaning Tool

This Chouinard cleaning tool, or “nut pick” as it’s sometimes known, was produced in 1985 and was available for only one year. The steel wire was set in a light weight T handle and...

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1952 Osborne Coinage Carabiners

Osborne Coinage 1952 Carabiner After some internet research and a half dozen emails to military historians, old company representatives, service veterans, and even eBay sellers; I finally have pieced together some information on a...

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Hard Step Etrier

Commonly called Stirrups, ladders, aid slings, steps… The word “etrier” (A-tree-A) is French for “stirrup” and reflects the origin of the concept. Etriers have evolved now to feature more steps, all webbing construction, and...

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Salewa Hiebler Ascender

In 1961 Toni Hiebeler, Toni Kinshofer, Anderl Mannhardt, and Walter Almberger completed the first winter ascent of the North Face of the Eiger. They spent 6 cold March days trusting their lives to their...