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Piton

Accession Number

268.2008.1

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

8(l) x 3(w) x 3.5(d) cms

Number Of Objects

1

Inscription Description

Reads "LEEPER LMRA"

Colour

brown

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 one came from Lochaber Mountain Rescue Association 'LMRA'

Acquisition Date

29/10/2008

Condition Check Date

28/04/2009

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

28/04/2009

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