Summit magazine March 1967 - Dolt Advertisement Mentions DOLTPEG and DOLTPIN pitons
* This is the only mention of a piton named DOLTPIN.
Summit magazine May 1967 - Dolt Advertisement Pitons mentioned: DOLTPEG, DOLTSPIKE and DOLTJACK.
DOLTPEG pitons. DOLTSPIKE piton (4th from right side). The DOLTNAIL is a more square and thicker version of the DOLTSPIKE. Bill calls it "A near cousin of the DOLTSPIKE." (DOLTNAIL not shown).
DOLTPEG Spoon Medium Manufacturer marks: DOLT and U.S.A. c.May 1967
Pages from the Dolt 1967 catalog Shows the Blade tips available in flat or rounded.
DOLTPEG Blank At first the piton is cast, then the blade is forged. It looks like the blade was being chopped shorter first, then hammer out the blade into a shorter piton.
Awesome DOLTPEGS, photo by .........?
Summit magazine May 1967 mentions that 4 Dolt gold plated pitons were given to the climbers that completed the eighth ascent of the Nose Route. The Summit magazine November 1967 Dolt advertises a collectors quality gold plated Doltpeg.
DOLTPEG Gold Plated piton YC Collection
Summit Magazine January 1969 shows five new DOLTSPIKE Blade designs, the Bignail, Fanblade, Ace, Spoon, and Spade. Not sure why Bill decided to change the name of his DOLTPEG "Anvil" design pitons to these five now being named DOLTSPIKES. I am not exactly sure when Dolt first introduced the new DOLTPEG III piton design in 1968. Maybe when the new DOLTPEG III design was created he stopped making the anvil design completely except for those 5 DOLTSPIKE pitons.
DOLTPEG II Blade Medium-Long No manufacturer marks on the piton Flat blade tip c. 1969 From: Ken Liatis
DOLTPEG II Blade Medium-Medium No manufacturer marks on the piton Round blade tip c. 1969 From: Dan Hafley