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.
Jumar and Edelweiss
from the Great Pacific Iron Works catalogs
Does anyone know if New England Alpine gear is also New England Ropes?
The popular CMI 'Figure 8, along with the Sticht plate, were the belay devices of the era.
None other than the man himself, Royal Robbins as your climbing guide for a day.
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.