Vertical Archaeology Blog

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Simond Asymetric Chocks

Simond Asymetric chocks were available in slung and cabled versions. The first mention I can find of this interesting design is in catalogs from winter 1979. They are favorably reviewed in “High Technology” by Steven...

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Climbing Shoes: Vasque Ascender II

Vasques replacement for the original “Shoenards”, they were sold in the late 1970s through the early 1980s. They came in sizes 5 thru 12 and in two widths. Ascenders were stiff and rugged for standing...

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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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1961 Thomas Black & Sons Catalog

A 1961 Thomas Black & Sons catalog complete with the beautiful “Good Companions” cover and an amended price list insert. This catalog is offer in its entirety as a unique historic document. The pages...

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Leeper Z-Nuts

Sizes 2,3,4,5, and 7 of Ed Leepers Z-nuts. I believe there were 7 sizes of these offered, 1 thru 7. Ed Leeper debuted these new in late 1978/early 1979. They were an interesting idea but had...