Category: Hardware

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MOAC Nuts

In U.K. in the early 1960s John Brailsford designed the first MOAC style nuts. Ellis Brigham Sporting Goods began producing and selling the nuts naming them MOAC for “Mountain Activities”. Originally the nut was...

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Clog Cog Chocks

New in 1976, Clog departed from the straight sided designs favored by other manufacturers and introduced the Cog chocks sizes #1 through #10. The unique rounded protrusions allowed for jamming and surprisingly stabile camming...

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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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Leeper Project

Two interesting pieces from a large collection of Leeper equipment which came up for sale on Mountain Project and eventually sold to a used gear shop in Northern Colorado. Vertical Archaeology acquired these two odd...

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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...

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1971 Chouinard Piton Hammer

Vertical Archaeology has been fortunate in acquiring this fine example of an early Chouinard hammer and Dolt holster. The items were purchased through eBay and usually that can be a pretty anonymous way to buy gear. But...