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Old Gear #2

Old Gear #2

Another pic of some old gear. At top is a Goldline rope. Beneath that is a Swami belt, a 4" wide waist band that was used as a harness without leg loops (I climbed both Half Dome and El Cap in this one). The shoes on the left are the Boreal Fire (pronounced fee-ray), the very first sticky rubber shoe, introduced to the US in 1983. Under that is a Dolomite GB, similar to the PAs from the 1960s. The shoes on the right are EB's circa 1978, one of which is equipped with a leather reinforcement to the ankle area that was de rigeur at the time. The gear, from top to bottom, is a Sticht belay plate, a SMC Camlock, a Forrest Titon, and a self drilling 1/4" bolt with handle. It's a wonder I'm still alive today...

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