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Prices Reduced: Assortment of climbing gear: rope, nuts, few cams, crampons, shoes, etc

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Marco Velo · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2017 · Points: 0

Hi everyone,

The gear for sale below belonged to Mike Seaman, my good friend and training partner of 15+ years (bike/xc-ski racing) who was hit and killed by a car while on a training ride in June. He raced Road, MTB, Cyclocross, also paddled, climbed and skied XC and tele. One of the nicest guys in the world: would do anything for anyone. He was especially generous in helping beginners get outfitted in new pursuits. I once mentioned this to him and he said he just wanted people to have fun playing outdoors.

Proceeds from the sale goes to a scholarship fund in his name (Friends of Mike Seaman) at Montcalm Community College (Michigan) where he taught sociology, economics, and poly-sci. He was deeply committed to social justice. The fund is administered by Isabella Bank, Mount Pleasant, MI.

My best guess is that this climbing gear was purchased roughly between 1998 and 2010. So any nylon must be replaced. The gear is used but in okay or better shape.

PM me if you see something you would like. More/better photos or info on request. Apologies in advance if anything is misidentified (corrections welcome).

Payment to me marcovelo125 "at" through Paypal +3%.  Buyer pays shipping: I’ll ship smallest USPS flat rate box possible; for larger items (rope, crampons, ice axes, etc), PM me for actual shipping cost.

I would very much prefer to sell this gear in lots as indicated rather than piece anything out. 

Some more gear to come (tents, biivys, sleeping bags) but I want to get this started . . .

Thanks for your patience and for helping make this as easy as possible.

3 BD Camalots: (1st gen. u-wire configuration) marked BD/Chouinard. Purple (x2), green. Must have new slings. REDUCED $50.

1 Lowe-France Tube belay device (red): $5.

Chouinard gear sling $10  pending

Metolius gear sling $15 pending

BD chalk bag $4     


Arc’teryx chalk bag $4

BD Ascension ski skins ~80mm x 180 cm $35

Scarpa (green/ purple laces) sz 41? (toes/soles in good shape) $25

La Sportiva w/ Velcro sz 41 (toes/soles in good shape) $25

Petzl Ecrin Roc helmet $30 (good shape-just needs a bath) 

BD Switchblade (Rigid) crampons (pair) REDUCED $35

Charlet moser 12 pt crampons w/ full auto binding REDUCED $35

BD Ice Axe w/ leash 70cm REDUCED $35.

Peter Foster · · Davis, California · Joined Aug 2017 · Points: 75


Chase Bowman · · Baton Rouge/Durango · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 600

PM'd on rope

Ryan Van Dyke · · Rolla, MO · Joined Jun 2017 · Points: 15

PM'd on Metolius draws

Logan Peterson · · Santa Fe, NM · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 35

PM, too.

Looks like a worthy cause, folks.

Buddy Smith · · GA · Joined May 2017 · Points: 40

Pm'd on Mythos

Peace · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 30


Fly by · · Endicott, New York · Joined Jul 2017 · Points: 0

Pmd about the alein cams gold gate beiners bison bag and metolius quick draws

Jonathan Shepherd · · Roslindale · Joined May 2017 · Points: 0

PMed on 5.10s.  I'm sorry about your friend.

Wes C · · Cleveland, oh · Joined Apr 2017 · Points: 50

If the rope deal falls through let me know I'll take it. 

Idaho Ian · · Pocatello, ID · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 5

Pm'd on micro nuts

Mikekd · · Mammoth lakes, CA · Joined Oct 2010 · Points: 20

Is the 40 cm axe available?

baldclimber · · Ottawa, Ontario, Canada · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 0

Those are early gen Wild Country Flexible Friends, not Aliens.  Looks like size 0 - 0.5 - 1.0 - 1.5 - 2.0 - 2.5

Marco Velo · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2017 · Points: 0

Hi Baldclimber,

thanks for the correction. 


Ben Wolf · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2017 · Points: 0

PM'd on the metolius gear sling, and the BD stoppers

Marco Velo · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2017 · Points: 0

Thanks for all the interest. I'm moving through offers as fast as I can.  I'll update everything in the next day or two.


Mike Mellenthin · · San Francisco, CA · Joined Nov 2014 · Points: 70

Hey Marco, we don't know each other and I don't need any of this stuff, but just wanted to say I did a similar thing for a friend who passed last year and I hope you're well.

Marco Velo · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2017 · Points: 0

Hey Mike,

I very much appreciate your kindness and compassion. I hear the voice of knowing in your post and hope you are well.

Marco Velo · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2017 · Points: 0

Prices Reduced and Inventory updated.

Thanks everyone for your interest.

kmef · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 0


Sharif Anani · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2017 · Points: 0

I would like to buy the nuts and quickdraws if possible! 

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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