CLIMBING - EQUIPMENT
are lengths of strong nylon webbing that are sewn into
slings and constructed in a flat or tubular webbing
weave which do away with bulky and less secure knots.
They can be found in widths between 10mm to 25mm. Flat
slings is normal available in two  thickness standard
The standard sewn sling is 120cm [4ft] long and the
longest being 240cm [8ft] which is very useful for belays
and can be used double.
Slings have many uses from placing around small rock
pinnacles or spikes, threading through chockstones or
holes and extending protection devices. Tape slings
are also available for quick draws.
Tapes knots have reputation for working loose, even
when done correctly and should be always checked frequently
and thoroughly. Knots can reduce the strength of the
tape by up to fifty% [50%]. Slings are prone to damage
from abrasion, cuts on sharp edges, and the sides of
the sling should always be checked as some slings come
with a locking stitch down one edge, once this abraded,
then the all the sling can unravel, thus drastically
reducing the strength.
placing slings around trees, bushes or columns it is
advisable to place them as low as possible in order
to reduce leverage, and always remember that trees branches
can be rotten and the roots of the tree can be shallow
Seek advice from the retailers and remember that a
sewn sling is stronger at the joint than a knotted one
of the same tape and also neater and smaller than a
- Climbing, Fell Walking,
Mountaineering, Cycling, Mountain Biking, Watersports
and other Activities can be extremely dangerous
and can result in permanent disability or even
loss of life. Participants in these activities
should be aware of and accept these risks and
be responsible for their own involvement and
Lake District Let's Go can not be held responsible.
Always seek advice and information.