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Bolt hangers

Accession Number

486.2008.1

Object Name

Bolt hangers

Created

25/11/2008

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

25/11/2008

Brief Description

Four 'Troll' bolt hangers. P shaped angled hangers with short bolts.

Materials

metal

Dimensions

hangers-5(l) x 3(w) x 3(d) cms bolts - 2.5(l) x 3(circumference) cms

Number Of Objects

4

Inscription Description

On top of bolts " MH 88 " On hanger " TROLL"

Colour

silver

Maker

Troll

Object Production Place

England

Provenance

The 'non' climbers might find these a bit odd as they were used, initially, for artificial climbing. If there was a blank section of rock a hole would be drilled(see related items),an expansion bolt inserted and one of these hangers attached. The hanger could then be clipped with a karabiner and used as a hand, or foothold, using a climbing 'ladder' called an etrier. Bolts, and their hangers are still used a great deal in Central Europe though mainly as running belays or as main belays. The use of bolts in any context has been the subject of much debate in UK climbing circles over the years, but is generally frowned upon. Mick Tighe is proud to say that he never 'drilled a bolt' in his life and the hangers we have here were donated by someone who did!

Acquisition Date

25/11/2008

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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Related Items

Drill (minus drill head )
Etrier
Petzl Bolts and Hangers
Rock drill

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