Karabin Climbing Museum
Wood wedges were used on many routes around the world as climbing gear, mostly aid, to protect wider and larger cracks. Easy to create for any size crack and inexpensive.
Three wood wedges made of hickory from Germany 1950s.
- from Matthias Hofle
Yvon Chouinards homemade wood wedges he made and used on routes in the 1950s. Photo by Malinda Chouinard 5/2012
Yvon Chouinards 1950s/1960s wood wedges he purchased made in Europe.
Wood wedges made by Pieter Dorrestein, used on the route "Phantom Spirit" on the Fisher Towers, Utah, 1998.
Page from encyclopedia of rock climbing, 1968
Page from Hei-Ha Sport Katalog 1969
provided by Stephane Pennequin.
Old unknown piton catalog pages, my guess from the mid 1950s.