Vertical Caving &
Climbing Devices Collection
Long, long ago I developed an interest in rappelling and ascending devices. At that time, I made the decision to collect one of each device so that I could compare how well they worked. Little did I know what I was getting myself into! I've spend a fair amount of time and money collecting things that really have no real monetary value, and have decided to show some of what I have.
This site is an expression of my hobby and I provide it as a service to the vertical community. Each of the devices on these pages is part of my personal collection. I've used many of these in a variety of test situations as well as caving and climbing, and have formed some opinions of how well each device works for me. I hope that some of the information here is useful to others, but please remember, your needs may be different than mine. I don't run into burning buildings to jump out the windows, I don't play Tarzan of the jungle, and I no longer actively interfere with natural selection. I have no objection to anyone doing these things, but I don't claim to have those forms of experience. If you do any of these, you must acquire your own devices and form your own opinions.
Dr. Gary Storrick
…Work hard, play hard, and always have fun along the way…