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Dec 4, 2011
Rock Climbing Photo: Luxury Liner, Indian Creek
I came across this really old Alien last night and was looking for some info as to its history.

Information that might help:

Both the trigger and the bar attaching the wires are made of plastic.
The sheath does not have the word "Alien" sewn in like later models.
The tubing around the thumb loop is supple, not the stiffer plastic used in later models.

Here are some pics:


Rock Climbing Photo: Whole Cam. CD for scale.
Whole Cam. CD for scale.



Rock Climbing Photo: Head.  Is that the "dimple" that was use...
Head. Is that the "dimple" that was used to identify recalled pieces?



Rock Climbing Photo: Plastic trigger and wire bar.
Plastic trigger and wire bar.




Rock Climbing Photo: CCH logo. The material here has changed in newer m...
CCH logo. The material here has changed in newer models as well.


Any thoughts?
Alex Whitman
Joined Sep 30, 2009
287 points
Dec 4, 2011
it's well before the recall. the dimple is much different than what you have. Jake D.
From Northeast
Joined Nov 23, 2006
460 points
Dec 4, 2011
Rock Climbing Photo: Flaming Pumpkin
That's the second different alien I've seen this month. Did CCH ever anodize their lobes? I saw a red alien on ebay with anodized lobes. Evan Sanders
From Westminster, CO
Joined Dec 10, 2010
145 points
Dec 5, 2011
Yup, not the Dimple of Death but actually a weep hole to allow the braze to be done properly. No idea why they stopped putting one in the head, but they did and then started having problems with contamination and underfilled joints. Aric Datesman
Joined Sep 16, 2008
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