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healyje


Jun 29, 2011, 3:59 PM
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billcoe_ wrote:
... the slightly longer length is nice.

I'm still jealous about that...


billcoe_


Jun 30, 2011, 8:44 AM
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healyje wrote:
I'm still jealous about that...

I'll let you touch it for a dollar:-)

My worst memory of Forrest Mountaineering was that I'd let my old Forrest Foxheads go when I was younger and less of a packrat:-( For those not in the know, they were a single stem wire nut. The taper was a tad too much, but at the time they were just out, they were topnotch gear.

Pic borrowed from the net, they are the big ones.



mbrd


Aug 17, 2011, 12:58 AM
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well, here's something interesting:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120763179230&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

i'd bid on it for the amount of cool that it is, but i'd sooner see someone that wants to swing the thing get it. the price sure is right (for now)...


ghoulwe


Aug 20, 2011, 1:40 PM
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Looks like someone got a Forrest Mjolnir Hammer for $31 - nice score on a classic piece!


mbrd


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wow- it went at $31? that's great- it got driven up some, but still, what a score!

if i were an ice guy (or any kind of hammer guy), i'd have ponied up three times that.

i wanna know when a bam nut and an old padded gear sling are gonna show up for auction.


moose_droppings


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ghoulwe wrote:
Looks like someone got a Forrest Mjolnir Hammer for $31 - nice score on a classic piece!


Another one coming up in a couple days here.


JohnCook


Aug 21, 2011, 7:18 PM
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Still have a Forrest drop pick hammer with short shaft. (Couldn't afford the, original, McInnes terror drop pick hammer at the time) Not used it for a least 10 years, but would still trust it.
The Willans harness was great if used correctly. I took several substantial falls in mine and still have spheres. Many people forgot to clip the rope down into the crutch strap, hence the ball crushing and inversion. I have seen almost identical modern versions in use in the construction rope access business.


mbrd


Aug 22, 2011, 2:54 AM
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weird- that's the same photo and the same seller as the one that brought $31.

i wonder if something went sideways with the transaction.

do you suppose maybe this guy is sitting on some mother load of mjolnirs?


climbnplay


Dec 25, 2011, 10:21 AM
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Hi, I have a spare Forrest Mountaineering Wall Hammer that I can sell. In like new condition and never hammered.

fancito at gmail
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moose_droppings


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Cross post it over at SuperTopo too. Good chance of getting a hit there.


hacksaw


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I worked at Forrest Mountaineering in the 80's.Bill was way ahead of his time with a lot of his equipment designs (2-piece sit harness, big wall haul bags, single point big wall hammock, interchangeable picks for ice hammer & ice axe, ice paw gloves, bivy sacks and one man tesnt, pile clothing and the ice tools, etc...) and his 1st ascents on the Diamond of Logs Peak, in the South Platte and on the desert towers of the Southwest. The MSR snowshoes came later. Sadly, Bill didn't go in with RayJardine on developing the "Friends" spring loaded caming units. It was always "interesting" working at Forrest... Maybe the FFE will have a wake at My Brother's Bar...

http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_22269229/climbing-legend-bill-forrest-dies-snowshoeing-near-monarch


JohnCook


Dec 29, 2012, 11:19 AM
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The whillans harness only flipped you upside down and crushed your balls if you forgot to clip the rope down through the biner on the crotch strap. Had many falls in mine, never flipped, and never had bruised balls, although on some leads I could have wished they were bigger!

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