FS: Chouinard Pyramid
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Apr 4, 2010 at 1:25 pm #1257300Ken RossBPL Member
In 1957, Yvon Chouinard founded Chouinard Equipment, Ltd., selling hand-forged steel pitons out of the back of his car to support his love of surfing and climbing. Chouinard Equipment grew into a successful business but in 1989 was driven into bankruptcy to escape liability lawsuits ("You didn’t tell me that climbing was dangerous!"; *#@& lawyers!) but former employees acquired its assets to form Black Diamond Equipment Ltd and Chouinard's clothing line continues to thrive in Patagonia, Inc.
In 1983 Chouinard Equipment created the 2-person Chouinard Pyramid tent (see archive photo here, slide #21). The larger 3-person version released in 1985 became the model for today's Black Diamond Megamid.
Here is an original Chouinard Pyramid, purchased in 1984 and only lightly used. It is still weather-worthy but has a bit of that old-nylon-too-long-in-storage smell.
Floor area: 7'x9'
Height: Adjustable from 60"-74"
Weight: 2 lb 12 oz
I don't know what a 25-year-old icon is worth, but make me an offer or tell me why having this tent would make a difference in your life. I would rather pass it on to somebody that can use it than add it to the refuse stream. PM or highsierrahiker at yahoo.Apr 4, 2010 at 3:08 pm #1594147j lanMember
I already own an oware pyramid, but just want to say what a beautiful shelter this is.Apr 4, 2010 at 3:18 pm #1594150John DevittBPL Member
PM sent…What a beauty! It should be in a best gear shrine.
JohnApr 4, 2010 at 5:54 pm #1594184Chad HelmkeBPL Member
@the-gear-recyclerLocale: High Rockies
PM sent…would love to take it off your hands!Apr 4, 2010 at 6:56 pm #1594203Backpack JackBPL Member
@jumpbackjackLocale: Armpit of California
PM sentApr 5, 2010 at 9:39 am #1594404Scott IrelandBPL Member
@winterwarlockLocale: Western NY
I sent you a message as well…thanks!Apr 5, 2010 at 9:53 am #1594409. .BPL Member
@biointegraLocale: Puget Sound
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