Goto Chockstone Home

  Guide
  Gallery
  Tech Tips
  Articles
  Reviews
  Dictionary
  Links
  Forum
  Search
  About

      Sponsored By
      ROCK
   HARDWARE

  Shop

Black Diamond: Black Diamond "PosiWire" Quick-Draw Sets. (6 Pack) Top: Straight gate Positron. (Anodised Ink Blue) Bottom: HotWire Wire gate. (Anodised Ink Blue) Dogbone: 12cm long and 14mm wide. N/B SIX quick-draws AWESOME value IMO. $19.16 per draw...  $115.00
15% Off

Chockstone Photography Australian Landscape Photography by Michael Boniwell
Australian Landscape Prints





Chockstone Forum - For Sale

Buy and Sell Used Climbing Gear Please do not post retail SPAM.

Author
OLD BROCHURES - free!

hardware
6/08/2009
10:01:42 PM
My Dad and I were cleaning out my late grandpa's garage on the weekend when I came across a few old brochures. My Grandparents were in the bird lovers society and many bush walking clubs over the years so they collected some cool stuff.

The first one that took my interest was a Paddy Pallin 'camping, bushwalking, rock climbing catalogue' from April 1972 .
For example I could buy Edelweiss 8mm climbing rope for 21cents per foot or 5mm for 9cents per foot. Stubai ice axe for $23.90. Crampons $26.60. Pair of 'Gollies' friction boots canvas upper $19.90. Hexagons vary from 45c to $2.00. Wedges fron 45c to 55c. Clog wire sling jam nuts all $1.45. The average screw gate is $2.00
Good reading for the older climber.

A few small booklets on Mt Kaputar National Park NSW 1974
An Australian travel magazine called 'Walkabout' from oct 1970
'Kosciusko National Park' cost $1 printed 1969
A book called 'ECOS' CSIRO Environmental Research 1st August 1974
Topographical map of 'Warrumbungle National Park Central Area.

If anybody is genuinely interested in these items I would be happy to give them to you. They are all in pristine condition and well worth the read.

Cheers, Jevon

ithomas
7/08/2009
9:19:14 AM
I had a pair of Gollies in 1972. They were the most flexible climbing shoes around at the time and had
more friction than any of the others such as EB's, PA's or RD's. They remind me of modern shoes in
that smearing, not edging or crack climbing was the only way to get the best out of them.

They were blue suede shoes. Not bad climbing lyrics either!

Well, its one for the money,
Two for the show,
Three to get ready,
Now go, cat, go.

But dont you step on my blue suede shoes.
You can do anything but lay off of my blue suede shoes.

Well, you can knock me down,
Step in my face,
Slander my name
All over the place.

Do anything that you want to do, but uh-uh,
Honey, lay off of my shoes
Dont you step on my blue suede shoes.
You can do anything but lay off of my blue suede shoes.

You can burn my house,
Steal my car,
Drink my liquor
From an old fruitjar.

Do anything that you want to do, but uh-uh,
Honey, lay off of my shoes
Dont you step on my blue suede shoes.
You can do anything but lay off of my blue suede shoes.

(Carl Perkins 1955)

yankinoz
7/08/2009
10:05:45 AM
if I'm singing Elvis at the crag this weekend I'm so posting in the pissed off thread

:-)
ithomas
7/08/2009
10:14:23 AM
If I were singing Elvis, I too would be posting in the Pissed Off thread. However, Carl Perkins is a
different story.
gfdonc
7/08/2009
10:29:19 AM
On 7/08/2009 ithomas wrote:
>I had a pair of Gollies in 1972. They were the most flexible climbing shoes
>around at the time and had
>more friction than any of the others such as EB's, PA's or RD's.

That wouldn't have been difficult. My PA's had rock-hard rubber that had trouble sticking to anything.
The thing was, they were the ants pants in cracks. Hard, board-lasted shoes with high tops, and a 'comfy' fit, I could scrunch my feet into anything without undue suffering. If the person who nicked them from outside my tent in the Pines in about 1982 would like to return them I'd love to use them again at Buffalo this summer.

wallwombat
7/08/2009
11:12:51 AM
Hardware, could you please put the "H" in BROCHURES.

It kind of freaks me out every time I read the topic title.


It doesn't piss me off, though. Just irks me a bit and I'm not starting an OFFICIAL IRKED THREAD.

evanbb
7/08/2009
11:47:25 AM
On 7/08/2009 wallwombat wrote:
>Hardware, could you please put the "H" in BROCHURES.

Ditto. Maybe we should start an official Pedants thread.

Hardware
7/08/2009
4:49:29 PM
I guess proof reading isn't my forte !
egosan
7/08/2009
5:25:13 PM
What did the Pink Panther say when he read chockstone?






you can hum along:

Pedant... Pedant... Pedant, Pedant, Pedant, Pedaaaaaaaant... Pedant, Pedant.

wallwombat
7/08/2009
6:25:25 PM
You missed a 'Pedant' there, egosan.
bl@ke
7/08/2009
6:58:31 PM
Are PA's those shoes with the red target looking symbol on the ankle?

wallwombat
7/08/2009
7:33:35 PM
On 7/08/2009 bl@ke wrote:
>Are PA's those shoes with the red target looking symbol on the ankle?

No, I think the ones you mean were the old Boreal Fires (there is a dash over the 'e'). They were grey suede with a red logo thing on the ankle. They became the Boreal Classic before going out of production.

PA's were navy blue and white.

There are 12 messages in this topic.

 

Home | Guide | Gallery | Tech Tips | Articles | Reviews | Dictionary | Forum | Links | About | Search
Chockstone Photography | Landscape Photography Australia | Australian Landscape Photography

Please read the full disclaimer before using any information contained on these pages.



Australian Panoramic | Australian Coast | Australian Mountains | Australian Countryside | Australian Waterfalls | Australian Lakes | Australian Cities | Australian Macro | Australian Wildlife
Landscape Photo | Landscape Photography | Landscape Photography Australia | Fine Art Photography | Wilderness Photography | Nature Photo | Australian Landscape Photo | Stock Photography Australia | Landscape Photos | Panoramic Photos | Panoramic Photography Australia | Australian Landscape Photography | Mothers Day Gifts | Gifts for Mothers Day | Mothers Day Gift Ideas | Ideas for Mothers Day | Wedding Gift Ideas | Christmas Gift Ideas | Fathers Day Gifts | Gifts for Fathers Day | Fathers Day Gift Ideas | Ideas for Fathers Day | Landscape Prints | Landscape Poster | Limited Edition Prints | Panoramic Photo | Buy Posters | Poster Prints