Different sling types
Slings are climbing aids stitched from webbing. The webbing is generally 8-26 mm wide and around 2 mm thick. The two ends of the webbing are placed together and stitched to create a sling. Additional seams can be stitched to create special slings. The basic types are:
Small slings with a stitched middle section. Used to link two express carabiners together. These are connected in the openings at the ends of the sling. An integral rubber ring prevents the carabiners from turning. An express set is used to link the climbing rope to a hook in the climbing wall. Mammut express slings are available in lengths of 10/15/20 cm.
The ends of the webbing are stitched to create a sling. Slings can be used for different applications (connecting two fixed points, placing a sling around a single fixed point, etc.). Mammut slings are available in lengths of between 30 and 240 cm.
The webbing is stitched to create an additional loop. This sling is used for self-belaying on belay. When abseiling, the abseil device can be attached in the additional loop. Mammut belay slings are available in lengths of 65 and 90 cm.
A sling can be stitched in several places to create a daisy chain. This type of sling has a wide variety of uses for self-belaying and technical climbing due to the countless attachment possibilities. The Mammut daisy chain has a length of 135 cm.
A sling is stitched with different seams. The shock absorber can be used wherever high fall factors threaten the load capacity of an anchor. The fall factor can be reduced by about 30% by tearing open individual seams when the load exceeds 2.5 kN.