Celebrating 40 Years at Pine Needle
Pine Needle Mountaineering is celebrating 40 years serving southwest Colorado this month.
Since 1976, we've been outfitting our local community with the necessary essentials to explore this amazing region.
From first-generation backcountry ski touring bindings, to the first spring-loaded camming device that revolutionized rock climbing, Pine Needle has been there every step of the way.
And my, how the times have changed!
Ray Jardine's "Friend" the camming device that revolutionized rock climbing. Photo courtesy Wild Country.
Ramer model R ski touring binding 1978. Photo courtesy Wildsnow.com
1976 Rossignol Freestyle Skis
We've worked with brands like Black Diamond, Patagonia, The North Face, and Royal Robbins since they were budding companies founded by core enthusiasts. We've helped contribute to their success as leading vendors in the outdoor industry by selling their quality equipment to our passionate community here in Durango, Colorado.
And here we are 40 years later. The brands we love have matured into successful companies, gear is more lightweight than ever, and there's a ski for every type of snow condition. But one thing remains the same- our passion for the outdoors and love for our community.
Photo by Stephen Eginoire