Objects Database

Sling

Accession Number

606.2008.4

Object Name

Sling

Created

04/12/2008

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

04/12/2008

Brief Description

Hemp rope sling looped into 'D' shaped karabiner. Knotted at ends.

Materials

hemp

Dimensions

238 (l) cms

Number Of Objects

1

Colour

light brown

Provenance

Rope slings were the normal way to protect a lead climber up until the 1960's when nut runners started to be manufactured. The sling would simply be hooked over a spike of rock and clipped into the climber's rope by means of the karabiner. The knot could be jammed into a crack and secured that way. This particular sling and karabiner was given to Mick Tighe by John Hinde who was a great hillman and who for many years was leader of various RAF Mountain Rescue Teams.

Acquisition Method

Donated by John Hinde

Acquisition Date

04/12/2008

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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