Chessler Books
Rock Climbing - Mountaineering - Exploration
New - Used - Collectible - Signed
Chessler Books Accepts PAYPAL Chessler Books Accepts VISA Chessler Books Accepts MASTERCARD Chessler Books Accepts DISCOVER CARD Chessler Books Accepts AMERICAN EXPRESS
All Orders Shipped via United States Postal Service   Chessler Books Ships Via USPS
Author:
Title:
Keyword:
Item #:
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M Mc N O P Q
R S T U V W X Y Z
Item #: HW24D-279
CHOUINARD ANGLE PITON SIGNED by Fred Beckey
Price: $24.99


Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description

ORIGINAL 1960s-1970s CHOUINARD STEEL ANGLE PITON SIGNED BY FRED BECKEY

We collect old pitons, and have asked some of the great 1960s climbers who used this type of gear to sign original Chouinard Steel Pitons, mostly angles 3/4' to 2' and longer Lost Arrows, plus a few Bugaboos and Knife Blades and Bongs.
 
The pitons were cleaned first (The true meaning of clean climbing) to remove oil, dirt, rust, tape and paint, and the boys signed in Silver or Black marker, whichever looked better.
 
 
The 1972 Chouinard Catalog has the following useful product information about pitons.

Masterpieces in design, having fair lines and functional shapes, these angles typify the high qualities of beauty in the Chouinard line of pitons. The angle pitons have inherently exceptional holding power; yet when not overdriven they are easy to remove, and retain long service life. Because this size crack is frequently encountered, the angle has become the standard angle piton of the American climber. The 1, 1-1/4, and 1-1/2 angles are consecutively lager sizes required for wide-angle cracks. The latter two are riveted closed for greater strength, holding power, ease of removal and endurance. All the angles are made of aircraft quality alloy steel, and heat-treated for optimum toughness.

Alloy steel angles are more destructive to the cracks than any other piton. Because of the tremendous stiffness and hardness of the alloy steel, in a short time the thin edges of their blades can cut grooves in even the toughest rock. However, these sized cracks are the ones most suited for chocks. We urge the use of chocks whenever possible.

The young Yvon Chouinard purchased a forge in 1956 and started fabricating chrome moly steel pitons using a Diamond C logo, originally selling them from his truck in Yosemite Valley to support his own climbing and surfing lifestyle. Chouinard went on to found the Great Pacific Iron Works in Ventura, CA. and later the very successful Patagonia. Chouinard climbing equipment developed a worldwide reputation for quality. Some of the equipment was made in the USA, some was made in Europe to Chouinard specifications. Chouinard Equipment was forced to declare Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the 80s because of several lawsuits unrelated to product quality. Plaintiffs claimed that Chouinard failed to warn them that use of climbing equipment was potentially hazardous. The climbing hardware business was sold to the employees, who changed the name to Black Diamond and retained a modified diamond logo.


Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
CHOUINARD KNIFEBLADE OR BUGABOO PITON SIGNED by Fred Beckey
Price $24.99
- Item # HW45C-677
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE NORTH CASCADES NATIONAL PARK Bob and Ira Spring and Harvey Manning 1969 1st ed Hardcover No DJ Fine SIGNED by Fred Beckey
By: Spring, Bob and Ira (Photos) Harvey Manning (Text)
Price $39.99 ~ Regular $100.00, You Save $60.01 (60%)
- Item # OP1120B-937
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CHOUINARD LOST ARROW PITON SIGNED by Fred Beckey and Conrad Anker
Price $45.00
- Item # HW23-279
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CHOUINARD LOST ARROW PITON SIGNED by Fred Beckey
Price $24.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $25.01 (50%)
- Item # HW24J-279
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CHOUINARD BONG PITON SIGNED by Fred Beckey, Royal Robbins and Tom Frost. Only a few available
Price $199.00 ~ Regular $300.00, You Save $101.00 (34%)
- Item # HW47-425
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CHOUINARD ANGLE PITON SIGNED by Fred Beckey and Conrad Anker
Price $45.00
- Item # HW24E-279
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIGH ADVENTURE: MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHY Bob and Ira Spring 1951 1st ed Hardcover DJ Very Good-Near Fine 2 Copies Available SIGNED by Fred Beckey
By: Spring, Bob and Ira
Price $49.99 ~ Regular $100.00, You Save $50.01 (50%)
- Item # OP806B-9372
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
1975-1976 ASCENT: THE MOUNTAINEERING EXPERIENCE IN WORD AND IMAGE Not Signed or Signed by Jeff Long
By: Sierra Club. Roper, Edited by Steve and Allen Steck
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $15.05 (60%)
- Item # JR1311A
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
1973 ASCENT: THE MOUNTAINEERING EXPERIENCE... 1973 Signed by Jim Bridwell (Poor condition)
By: Sierra Club. Edited by Steve Roper and Allen Steck
Price $20.00
- Item # JR1866A
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CHOUINARD ANGLE PITON SIGNED by Conrad Anker
Price $25.00
- Item # HW24D-279
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CLIMBER'S MAGAZINE INDEX: SUMMIT, CLIMBING, ROCK AND ICE
By: MacDonald, Dougal
Price $0.49 ~ Regular $8.50, You Save $8.01 (94%)
- Item # BK975
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
10 KEYS TO CLIMB EVEREST Pat Ament 1999 1st ed New Paperback
By: Ament, Pat
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $14.95, You Save $12.96 (87%)
- Item # BK29-788
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIGH OVER BOULDER 1995 5th ed New Paperback Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Pat Ament
By: Ament, Pat and Cleve McCarty
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $15.98, You Save $13.99 (88%)
- Item # BK34-32
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HOW TO BE A MASTER CLIMBER IN SIX EASY LESSONS 1997 1st ed New Paperback Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Pat Ament
By: Ament, Pat
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $17.01 (85%)
- Item # BK35-91726
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
CLIMBERS: SCALING THE HEIGHTS WITH THE SPORT'S ELITE Steve Boga 1994 Paperback Multiple Copies Available
By: Boga, Steve
Price $0.99 ~ Regular $14.95, You Save $13.96 (93%)
- Item # BK156-91725
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
QUEST FOR ADVENTURE: REMARKABLE FEATS OF EXPLORATION 2000 Revised ed Hardcover DJ Fine Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by Chris Bonington
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $40.01 (80%)
- Item # BK169-6775
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GRAND CONTROVERSY: THE CONTROVERSIAL FIRST ASCENT OF THE GRAND TETON Lorraine and Orrin Bonney 1992 1st ed New Paperback Multiple Copies Available
By: Bonney, Lorraine, Orrin Bonney
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $28.50, You Save $25.51 (90%)
- Item # BK7177-9177
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE CLIMB TRAGIC AMBITIONS ON EVEREST Boukreev 1997 Hardcover DJ New Multiple copies available
By: Boukreev, Anatoli and G. Weston Dewalt.
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $20.01 (80%)
- Item # BK187-7894
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HIGH EXPOSURE: A LIFELONG PASSION FOR EVEREST AND UNFORGIVING PLACES David Breashears 1999 1st ed Hardcover No DJ VG [Not Signed] 2 copies available
By: Breashears, David and Jeff Long
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $26.00, You Save $21.01 (81%)
- Item # BK234F-917
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DESIRE AND ICE: SEARCHING FOR PERSPECTIVE ATOP DENALI David Brill New Paperback Multiple Copies Available
By: Brill, David
Price $0.99 ~ Regular $16.00, You Save $15.01 (94%)
- Item # BK1842-9177
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BOULDERING WITH BOBBI BENSMAN Bobbi Bensman 1999 1st ed New paperback 3 Copies Available
By: Bensman, Bobbi
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $14.95, You Save $11.96 (80%)
- Item # BK126-7894
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAINEERING T.A.H. Peacocke 1953 3rd ed Hardcover No DJ Near Fine
By: Peacocke, T.A.H.
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $23.01 (92%)
- Item # OP2024-560
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
FIVA: AN ADVENTURE THAT WENT WRONG Gordon Stainforth 2012 Paperback New
By: Stainforth, Gordon
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $20.01 (80%)
- Item # BK2587-614
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SPORT CLIMBING: TECHNICAL SKILLS FOR CLIMBING BOLTED ROUTES Pete Hill 2007 1st ed New Paperback
By: Hill, Pete
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $19.95, You Save $14.96 (75%)
- Item # BK2343-611
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BEYOND THE SUMMIT: SETTING AND SURPASSING EXTRAORDINARY BUSINESS GOALS Todd Skinner 2003 Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Skinner, Todd
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $10.01 (50%)
- Item # BK2207-614
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GOING IT ALONE [WORLD TRADE CENTER CLIMB] George Willig 1979 1st ed Paperback Near Fine
By: Willig, George
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $10.00, You Save $8.01 (80%)
- Item # OP1629A-135
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SPORT CLIMBING: ALL ABOUT SPORTS Frederica Balteri 2001 1st ed New Hardcover DJ 3 Copies Available
By: Balteri, Frederica, etc.
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $19.95, You Save $16.96 (85%)
- Item # BK2056-7893
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
1989 ASCENT SIERRA CLUB: THE MOUNTAINEERING EXPERIENCE IN WORD AND IMAGE 1989 Steve Roper and Allen Steck [Not Signed], 1989 ASCENT SIERRA CLUB: THE MOUNTAINEERING EXPERIENCE IN WORD AND IMAGE 1989 Steve Roper and Allen Steck [Not Signed]
By: Sierra Club. Steck, A. and S. Roper., Sierra Club. Steck, A. and S. Roper.
Price $5.00 ~ Regular $34.95, You Save $29.95 (86%)
- Item # JR1314, JR1314
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SAMSON: THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF MENLOVE EDWARDS Geoffrey Sutton and Wilfrid Noyce 1961 1st UK edition Hardcover Fine
By: Sutton, Geoffery and Wilfrid Noyce, Edited by, with a biographical memoir
Price $129.00 ~ Regular $175.00, You Save $46.00 (26%)
- Item # OP2455AB-677
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
PERFORMANCE ROCK CLIMBING Dale Goddard and Udo Neumann 1993 1st ed New Paperback
By: Goddard, Dale and Udo Neumann
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $14.95, You Save $9.96 (67%)
- Item # BK5146-635
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart