Tagged: piton

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C.M.I. Crack Tacks

These two Crack Tacks from CMI (Colorado Mountain Industries) are unopened original stock. The industry term for old but new retail merchandise is New Old Stock often shortened to NOS. It is interesting to...

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LONGware Channel Piton

We have two of these LONGware channel style pitons in our collection. This example appears to be in great condition with no rust and only light hammer marks present.  

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1987 Chouinard Hammer

Chouinard produced this design in 1987. It featured a heavy hammer head with no notch on the underside of the striking surface and a three bolt system for attaching a long curved alpine pick...

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Leeper Anti-piton

Ed Leeper designed the “Anti-Piton” by reimagining his very effective Z piton and reversing the taper. They came in two sizes. The idea was to stack the Anti-Piton roughly perpendicular to another piton or chock....

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Chouinard 4 Inch Bong Pitons

The largest of Chouinard Equipments pitons, these aluminum 4 inch Bongs were used when the climbing became wide and gnarly. One of ours came to us from an old El Paso County (Colorado) equipment...

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Clog Bong-Bong Pitons

These Clog Bong pitons are just barely under 3 inches in size. They are early 1970s or perhaps late 1960s examples of Clog piton design.  

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Leeper Z-Pitons

Leeper Z-Pitons have incredible holding power. The springy “Z” cross section provided a good bite when used by its self and also make stacking easier and more secure. The sizes shown are: (left to right)...

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Wooden Wedges

Wooden wedges have been used by climbers for a long time. Most were home made but many early Sporthuases in Europe carried commercial versions with refinements like beveled edges, grooves for the cordage to...