A true toehold!

A true toehold! This is Moni's dad climbing in the Elbsandstein some time in the mid 1930's.
Note the massive rope and how they used to tie in. No such thing as a sit-harness.
The really hard stuff was often climbed barefoot.

Photographer unknown.


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Saintgrizzly - Sep 19, 2005 1:37 am - Voted 10/10


Great photograph!


Moni - Sep 19, 2005 11:57 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow!

Thanks Vern - it is neat. It was among some of my father's effects - I have abunch more but just picked a few of the better ones to undercore the depth of history and importance of this area to climbing. Several very prominent and many very fine mountaineers have their roots here.


Moni - Oct 2, 2005 6:27 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: History!

Thanks - so do I. I just found a bunch more in my mother's effects and I will have to spend some time sorting through them and figuring out where and when they were taken.


Moni - Jan 23, 2006 10:37 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: The Old School

Thanks! We are all a bunch of panty-waists compared to these pioneers! Thank heaven for them!


kamil - Feb 18, 2006 11:29 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: The Old School

Great pic, Moni! Yeah your right it makes us all look like right wusses :)

The Ogre

The Ogre - Jun 27, 2006 11:33 pm - Voted 10/10

Thank you

for sharing this very personal photo of your dad. History lesson too!


Moni - Jun 27, 2006 11:36 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Thank you

You are welcome - he was a great guy.


nurettin - Nov 7, 2006 12:03 pm - Hasn't voted


This kind of stuff reminds me the real climbing. Thanks for sharing!


Moni - Nov 7, 2006 2:06 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: 10/10

Thanks! Those people were really tough!


Drazil - Jan 2, 2007 6:31 pm - Voted 10/10

Fantastic photo ...

... you are fortunate to have it and so are we. Thanks for sharing.


Moni - Jan 3, 2007 2:15 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Fantastic photo ...


Arthur Digbee

Arthur Digbee - Jan 26, 2007 12:22 am - Voted 10/10

Great picture

If you get a chance, it would be very interesting for many of us to see an album of these historic shots. Thanks for sharing!


Moni - Feb 18, 2007 1:20 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great picture

Good idea - I have a ton of them.


Charles - Jun 25, 2007 11:09 am - Voted 10/10


great shot. When men were men!! We take so much for granted these days.
Thanks for that.

dai tora

dai tora - Jul 9, 2007 11:35 am - Voted 10/10


that is old nice photo and it s interesting
to learn about history of climbing in the mountains .


fabrizior - Nov 28, 2007 3:52 pm - Voted 10/10


Chapeau to yr dad Moni!


Moni - Nov 28, 2007 8:04 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Chapeau

Grazie Fabrizio
He was a great man!

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