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By NYClimber
From New York
Aug 23, 2011
Awesome slab climb right out of the water! Rogers Rock, Lake George, NY. Summer 2013.

Well I am always looking for some...trying to find some in decent shape and not all scratched up to hell!


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By Gunkiemike
Sep 15, 2011

I have an oval stamped "Gendarme" that looks like it's a re-branded Eiger. (The Gendarme is (was?) the climbing shop at Seneca Rocks WV). Has SS groove pins and no knurling. Not shiny but otherwise like new.


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By NYClimber
From New York
Sep 15, 2011
Awesome slab climb right out of the water! Rogers Rock, Lake George, NY. Summer 2013.

Can u send me a picture to: Scoobiedoo6559@gmail.com of it?

I might be interested...

Thanks!


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By Steve Williams
From Denver, CO
Sep 15, 2011

PM'd you.


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By NYClimber
From New York
Sep 15, 2011
Awesome slab climb right out of the water! Rogers Rock, Lake George, NY. Summer 2013.

You DID?

Hmm, I haven't seen any PM yet.


???


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By Peter Brozek
Sep 15, 2011

Just to let the forum know Gendarme Carabineers are carabineers that came from Stanley Brozek Co (S.B.C.I) They are just one of the many brands we put on the Carabineers we sold to our Customers Peter


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By Tom Hanson
Sep 15, 2011
Climber Drawing

I've got a shitload of old EIGER's
I've got several ovals, even more D's with the anodized orange gate, and a Locking D.
I purchased them at Midwest Mountaineering in Minneapolis, back around 1971-72 ?
This was back when Midwest Mountaineering was on Hennipen Ave, up a steep, narrow, creaky flight of stairs, on the second floor of an old building that was demolished decades ago, before it moved to the more upbeat area in which it now resides.
I still use my EIGER's quite regularly.
They're older than most of the climbers I pull down with these days.


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By Peter Brozek
Sep 15, 2011

Tom
As the manufacturer of Eiger "biners" I can also tell you we branded quite a few Carabiners with "Midwest Mountaineering" It was such a long name we had two stamp it twice to get the whole name on the body of the Carabiners... They use to order 500 to 1,000 units every year so you might run into them as well.....Those Carabiners would have been manufactured after the 80"s


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By NYClimber
From New York
Sep 16, 2011
Awesome slab climb right out of the water! Rogers Rock, Lake George, NY. Summer 2013.

Tom Hanson wrote:
I've got a shitload of old EIGER's I've got several ovals, even more D's with the anodized orange gate, and a Locking D. I purchased them at Midwest Mountaineering in Minneapolis, back around 1971-72 ? This was back when Midwest Mountaineering was on Hennipen Ave, up a steep, narrow, creaky flight of stairs, on the second floor of an old building that was demolished decades ago, before it moved to the more upbeat area in which it now resides. I still use my EIGER's quite regularly. They're older than most of the climbers I pull down with these days.


WOW! You lucky guy! I have never even SEEN a anodized Eiger carabiner not one of their 'D' carabiners as well!


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By NYClimber
From New York
Sep 16, 2011
Awesome slab climb right out of the water! Rogers Rock, Lake George, NY. Summer 2013.

Peter Brozek wrote:
Just to let the forum know Gendarme Carabineers are carabineers that came from Stanley Brozek Co (S.B.C.I) They are just one of the many brands we put on the Carabineers we sold to our Customers Peter


What is the URL on here for this Gendarme Carabineers forum? I cannot seem to find it!


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By NYClimber
From New York
Sep 16, 2011
Awesome slab climb right out of the water! Rogers Rock, Lake George, NY. Summer 2013.

Tom Hanson wrote:
I've got a shitload of old EIGER's I've got several ovals, even more D's with the anodized orange gate, and a Locking D. I purchased them at Midwest Mountaineering in Minneapolis, back around 1971-72 ? This was back when Midwest Mountaineering was on Hennipen Ave, up a steep, narrow, creaky flight of stairs, on the second floor of an old building that was demolished decades ago, before it moved to the more upbeat area in which it now resides. I still use my EIGER's quite regularly. They're older than most of the climbers I pull down with these days.


Perhaps you can post a picture of these anodized 'biners and/or one of their 'D' models as well? I'd LOVE to see what they looked like and have a pic of them for my photo 'collection.' Or - pics can be e-mailed to be as well at: Scoobiedoo6559@gmail.com also.

Thanks!


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By Unassigned User
Sep 16, 2011

I got a hole rack of Eiger Hex's from a friend just yesterday! The history is super cool! I'm going to hang on to these one's!(and not tell him about it).


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By NYClimber
From New York
Sep 24, 2011
Awesome slab climb right out of the water! Rogers Rock, Lake George, NY. Summer 2013.

Hi,
Someone from here was kind enuff to recently just send me two plain Eiger carabiners via the mail....sorry - but I forgot who's name appeared on the soft envelope when I opened them - they were wrapped in paper towels and I just wanted to thank this person for their generosity and kindness in sending them to me!

Thank you very much whomever this was!


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By bluebirdpowderday
Sep 25, 2011

Here is a picture of the only one I have:


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By NYClimber
From New York
Sep 25, 2011
Awesome slab climb right out of the water! Rogers Rock, Lake George, NY. Summer 2013.

bluebirdpowderday wrote:
Here is a picture of the only one I have:


Oooo - nice. How much would you like for it?


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By Woodchuck ATC
Sep 25, 2011
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

I had 3 orange annodized biners back in 80's but they weren't Eiger. Think it was SMC.


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By NYClimber
From New York
Sep 25, 2011
Awesome slab climb right out of the water! Rogers Rock, Lake George, NY. Summer 2013.

Woodchuck ATC wrote:
I had 3 orange annodized biners back in 80's but they weren't Eiger. Think it was SMC.


Yeah - I have 2 orange SMC's already that someone on here sent me....


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By David Flora
Sep 27, 2011

I have a cupla eiger 'biners, didn't think anybody would ever want to collect em so I heated them up and bent them into pretzls. still use eiger hexes on my aid rack


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By NYClimber
From New York
Sep 27, 2011
Awesome slab climb right out of the water! Rogers Rock, Lake George, NY. Summer 2013.

David Flora wrote:
I have a cupla eiger 'biners, didn't think anybody would ever want to collect em so I heated them up and bent them into pretzls. still use eiger hexes on my aid rack


Not nice!!!!! LOL!


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By NYClimber
From New York
Apr 19, 2012
Awesome slab climb right out of the water! Rogers Rock, Lake George, NY. Summer 2013.

PS Still seeking more collectable EIGER 'biners.

Contact me on what you have - quantity, condition and asking price, etc.

I am especially seeking to find any anodized ones if available as well.


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By NYClimber
From New York
Jun 18, 2012
Awesome slab climb right out of the water! Rogers Rock, Lake George, NY. Summer 2013.

Still seeking Eiger carabiners from anyone that has any in good to VGC.

E-mail me what you have, pics, and asking price(s).

Thanks,


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By Woodchuck ATC
Jun 18, 2012
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

Curious to just an interest or is there a project/reason behind the search for Eiger biners? I've got old Royal Robbins biners too, and Liberty, SMC, REI, many old steel ovals from eons ago.


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By NYClimber
From New York
Jun 18, 2012
Awesome slab climb right out of the water! Rogers Rock, Lake George, NY. Summer 2013.

Good question!

It started out having a fascination for the Eiger itself as a teenager.
The Eiger 'biners just became a extension of the lore of the Eiger itself sort-of.

Now it has became more of a fascination with older 'biner manufactures before bent gates and wire gates became the norm, and 'D' shaped 'biners, etc.

Particularly of interest has been the Eigers, SMC's, etc.

I have never seen a Royal Robbins nor Liberty 'biner myself actually! I didn't even know RR had a 'biner out! I have heard of Liberty but never have seen one.

I have mostly been interested in 'biners from the 60's and 70's era.

: )


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By Gunkiemike
Jun 25, 2012

Here's the two I have. The red one says EIGER USA. The silver one may or may not be an Eiger. It is stamped GENDARME, but in comparison to the red one, the pins are better finished and look to be stainless steel. More significantly, it is very slightly different in shape: not a purely symmetrical oval, but very slightly "modified D" shape, reminiscent of early the Salewa/Chouinard biners. Also, no knurling on the gate.



front sides
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By NYClimber
From New York
Jun 26, 2012
Awesome slab climb right out of the water! Rogers Rock, Lake George, NY. Summer 2013.

Wow - talk about some serious history here in manufacturing in the good ole USA back then! Kinda sad that manufacturing has all but faded away to nothing here in the USA these days!

PS Thanks everyone for sharing their pics and info. I appreciate it. I didn't even know that Eiger had also made Hexes as well back them! Damn! Would def love a few of those old Hex's for my 'collection' as well. Especially the unwired ones! I think tho I'd be tempted to put them on my rack and use them tho - would def make some 'history' using them and for sure an interesting conversational piece as well!

How did they rate in Kg strength versus today's Black Diamond Hexes I wonder?


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