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Ed Jones · · Palo Alto, CA · Joined Dec 2016 · Points: 0

Vintage Climbing Gear

UPDATED AS THINGS ARE SOLD

Prices do not include shipping or PayPal fees. Shipping is from 94306

Prices are listed or I would consider trade for current, high quality, lightweight, free standing, 2 person backpacking tent.

Sierra Designs, Big Agnes, North Face, Marmot, Mountain Hardware, MSR... What have you got?

All this gear is collectable. Most this gear is usable, you would need to inspect the gear and use at your own risk.

Photos are followed by descriptions.

  • Hugh Banner (HB) Olympus Climbing helmet, New/vintage, made in Wales, 

one size, 56-62cm, 430 grams, CE mark, New, never used, build date 1999, 

New $60, offered $25

  • SOLD PMI rappel gloves SOLD

  • Black Diamond Alpine Bod Sit Harness, size XL, made in USA, New/ vintage, never used, 

XL = 35-39” waist, 24-28” leg (circumference), New $45, offered $20

  • SOLD Petzl Ascension Left Ascender New with tags attached, New/old stock, never used, New $85, offered
  • SOLD Petzl Ascension Right Ascender New with tags attached, New/old stock, never used, +New $85, offered
  • Clog Wales Figure 8 belay device, made in Wales, Vintage, Inscribed “Alta Fire Dept”, not sure which Alta?, Offered $10
  • Black Diamond Chouinard belay device, New / vintage 1998, never used, New $16, offered $10

  • Vintage Lowe Camp 20-point Foot Fangs Crampons, made in Italy, Fixed base with binding style boot attachment. 

Front points and fixed base good for ice climbing, Includes plastic Antibot base plates to prevent snow build up. 

Includes Outdoor Research crampon case. Used once to climb summit of Mt. Shasta. New $250, Offered $65

  • SOLD Vintage Protection Set, 19 pieces (1970's)  SOLD
  • Thanks for looking
Randy Sandoval · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2016 · Points: 5

Vintage? Way to make me feel old.

Chris C. · · Seattle, WA · Joined Mar 2016 · Points: 266
Ed Jones wrote:

Includes Oregon Research crampon case. 

OR, aka Outdoor Research, is a Seattle based company.  I believe the company Oregon Research primarily focuses on screen printing birds onto shirts and totes.

(free bump   )

Ed Jones · · Palo Alto, CA · Joined Dec 2016 · Points: 0

Thanks for catching that, corrected original post.

Ed Jones · · Palo Alto, CA · Joined Dec 2016 · Points: 0

FYI Footfangs, but most of you know this. Many people have crossed paths with Footfangs in their climbing experience.

Greg Lowe started Lowe Alpine in 1967 selling backpacks.

Greg designed Footfangs back in 1976. He sold them out of the back of his VW bus. He worked with C.A.M.P. of Italy to manufacture Footfangs.(Concezione Articoli Montagna Premana) Greg turned the crampon industry on its head with the radical step-in boot binding design.

Greg eventually got out of the climbing hardware business returning it to CAMP. CAMP stopped production of the Footfang in 2004. 

Current CAMP models (descendant from the FF design?) are the Blade Runner and C14 Automatic.

Greg also started Lowepro (camera gear).

A usable piece of history.

They come with the original instructions and the ISO certificate for CAMP.

Jason Todd · · Cody, WY · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 998
Ed Jones wrote:

Greg had two famous climbing brothers, Jeff and Alex.

A usable piece of history.

Greg and Jeff are not related to Alex.

Ed Jones · · Palo Alto, CA · Joined Dec 2016 · Points: 0

Thanks for catching that, I misread some research. Greg's brothers are Mike and Jeff.

I edited the original post

Ed Jones · · Palo Alto, CA · Joined Dec 2016 · Points: 0

Bump to the top

Ed Jones · · Palo Alto, CA · Joined Dec 2016 · Points: 0

Bump and prices lowered.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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