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Faces - Cads Rock Climbing Cams

Accession Number

1524.2020.1

Object Name

Faces - Cads Rock Climbing Cams

Created

11/02/2020

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

11/02/2020

Brief Description

Group of four FACES - CADS rock climbing cams

Materials

plastic, aluminium alloy

Dimensions

15(L) x 4(W) cms

Number Of Objects

4

Inscription Description

"FACES GB CAD0 CAD1 CAD2 CAD3"

Colour

silver grey,blue,yellow,red

Maker

Faces

Object Production Place

England

Provenance

We are usually delighted to receive donations to our collection but these cams come with a tinge of sadness as they once belonged to our good friend, Andy Nisbet, who was tragically killed, along with Steve Parry, on Ben Hope in the north of Scotland in the winter of 2019.
Andy’s long time climbing partner, Dave McGlimpsey, inherited Andy’s climbing gear and not wanting to use these cams himself, he passed them on to us; a little memento of a great man.
Faces Design were part of an outdoor retail shop based down in Matlock, Derbyshire in the 1980’s and seem to have commissioned someone - we are not sure who- to design and manufacture these cams which were just one of the many ideas that followed from the appearance of Ray Jardine’s Friend in the 1970’s.
Cads were fairly popular for a while, but production seems to have ceased when Faces went bankrupt and the owner, Jim Ballard, moved to Scotland with his wife, Allison Hargreaves and their two children - but that’s another story.

Acquisition Method

Donated by Dave McGimpsey

Acquisition Date

11/02/2020

Condition Check Date

11/02/2020

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

11/02/2020

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