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A link to an ever evolving series of articles on how folks climbed up walls starting around 1490's.
TimTam thanks for sharing- looks like interesting reading!
On the same topic, the history in Belgium http://echosrochassiers.blogspot.com/2021/06/les-equipeurs-de-falaises.html - stick it in google translate if you will.
A long runout traverse,
crumbling little foot holds,
depressing hand slopers,
increasing fear of a terrifying fall,
no gear in sight,
suddenly... like magic, the appearance of a...
Read the whole thing, thanks for sharing, that was fun!
What a cool read! Thanks
You should spend a look to that : https://www.karabinclimbingmuseum.com/nuts-museum.html
then : https://www.karabinclimbingmuseum.com/museum.html
Spécific to pitons : https://www.karabinclimbingmuseum.com/pitons---page-one.html
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