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Piton

Accession Number

269.2008.1

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

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

Number Of Objects

1

Inscription Description

Reads "LEEPER"

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 is one of many collected, and used, by Mick Tighe during his years as a Mountain Guide.

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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