My very first rockclimb was at the old Circle-B BoyScout ranch that used to be up by Kennedy Meadows in the South Sierra. We used goldline rope for some toproping and rappelling. Year ~1968-69…BITDSierra Ledge Rat wrote: …..
How long have you been climbing?
What gear were you using back then?
I started climbing 37 years ago.
I started climbing on yellow polyprolyene rope, but quickly moved up to Goldline. We used machine nuts with the threads filed away. Our rocks shoes were PAs. I had Galibier mountaineering boots. Our bamboo ice axes were 70cm long and I had to file teeth in my pick. We used 2-inch webbing to make a swami harness. Dachstein mitts.And we wore knickers.The year was 1973 B.G. (Before Gortex)……
graham wrote: ...I stopped climbing the early 1980s and luckily missed out on the spandex years
Cool Spandex era photos. That era may have worked for some, but I recall hearing some horror stories about some awful “sausages” wandering about the crags back then.ksolem wrote:... I dug the spandex / lycra era. That was fun….
graham wrote: ...That era may have worked for some, but I recall hearing some horror stories about some awful “sausages” wandering about the crags back then.
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