Tagged: big wall


B.A.T. Tent

This B.A.T. (Basically Absurd Technology) Tent was designed by Warren Harding for use on some of his pioneering big wall climbs. This model was sold in 1971 and is an interesting step in the design evolution of...


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...


A5 Big Wall Tech Manual – 1988

In 1988 John Middendorf published this Big Wall Tech Manual. I remember getting my copy at Poor Richards Used Books in Colorado Springs and it was like getting the secrets of the masters handed...