Forrest is no longer in business.

Forrest Mountaineering was founded by Bill Forrest in Denver, Colo., around 1968.

The company developed and produced many firsts in mountaineering equipment, such as the daisy chain, nuts,  the original "Friends" active cam-nut protection system, the Mjolnir, the first rock-and-ice hammer with interchangeable picks, and the use of fiberglass in the handles of mountaineering tools.

Bill Forrest sold Forrest Mountaineering to Dick Olsen's Olsen Industries in 1985.


Forrest Mountaineering