Sorry to say that as I cleaned out my long overdue garage bins of whatever, I tossed out my 30 years of Climbing, Rock and Ice, Summit, Mountain Gazette and other print materials. But I found a folder full of really old tags and brochures and thought I'd share a couple of the really good ones. Enjoy a piece of history, most from late 70's and early 80's. Original Jumar and Edelweiss rope purchase tags. A GPIW/Chouinard brochure with possibly some of the first Patagonia clothing listed. New England Alpine Gear price sheet.( great deals!) A CMI Figure 8 brochure. It's good for belaying and load lowering too! Finally a Royal Robbins 'Mountaincraft Telluride' climbing instruction brochure. I think it came with my purchase of his 2 instructional books back then. The fee for a day guided up Lizard Head was 50 bucks. Only 40 for Ames or Ophir walls. Hard to believe how reasonable the costs were back then.
The fee for a day guided up Lizard Head was 50 bucks. Only 40 for Ames or Ophir walls. Hard to believe how reasonable the costs were back then.
...except that a job that pays $50-60k p.a. today would have paid $10-15k p.a. in the late 70s.
Interesting that the price of climbing gear has actually come down by about 50% in inflation-adjusted terms. $4 for a biner or $30 for a harness was pretty steep relative to average earnings back then.