Chouinard Equipment Book
A classic Chouinard 1974 catalog book, good for light reading and brushing up on what The Golden Age of Climbing was like in the valley when it was becoming more popular in the United States.
"The 1960's marked an awakening in American climbing characterized by a vast increase in climbing activity, closely paralleled by a corresponding improvement in technique and equipment. ... Thus, it is the style of the climb, not attainment o the summit, which is the measure or personal success. ... The equipment offered in this catalog attempts to support this ethic"