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Piton

Accession Number

267.2008.1

Object Name

Piton

Created

29/10/2008

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

29/10/2008

Brief Description

Leeper piton. P shaped with round hanger hole.

Materials

metal

Dimensions

9(l) x 4(w) x 4(d) cms

Number Of Objects

1

Inscription Description

Inscription reads "**ONDA 515 BO 3598 MADE IN ITALY" Two crossed ice axes with the letters
"( *VEL) MONT BLANC"

Colour

brown

Object Production Place

Italy

Provenance

Named after Ed Leeper, a climber from Colorado, leepers have a unique 'Z' section with excellent holding power when placed correctly. They were - and still are - popular for winter climbing in Scotland as the two sharper edges of the 'Z' section 'bite' really well in icy cracks. This shorter version of the leeper is a copy of the original and we suspect, not such good quality. It's one of the many collected, and used by Mick Tighe over the years.

Acquisition Date

29/10/2008

Condition

rusty

Condition Check Date

28/04/2009

Normal Location

Bohuntin

Current Location

Bohuntin

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

28/04/2009

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