Overview

For years the unbeatable Mammut® Contact Sling has proven itself as a universal and super-light webbing sling on the mountains and cliffs of the world. Very strong webbing combined with the unique contact stitching technique ensures optimum handling, even in the seam area of this high-end sling.

Article Nr: 2120-00601
Width: 0.8  cm
Breaking strength: 22  kN
Ideal For:
  • Mixed- and Iceclimbing
  • Multipitch Rockclimbing
  • Expeditions
Suitable For:
  • Classical Alpinism
  • Big Wall Climbing

Details

Characteristics / Features

Width: 0.8 cm
Breaking strength: 22 kN

Know-how

Slings age according to the same principles as rope, since they are produced from materials with very similar ageing behaviour. It is difficult to define their lifetime, since slings are often used differently. Check your sling every so often for signs of damage and use the following criteria to decide whether or not a sling or webbing needs to be replaced;
 

  • After a hard fall (mechanical damage as the result of frictional heat)
  • If the seam pattern is damaged (doubts in relation to strength)
  • In the event of irreversibly heavy soiling (for example, by grease, bitumen, oil, etc.)
  • After contact with acids, for instance from a car battery
  • After high thermal exposure (melting or signs of melting as a result of contact or frictional heat)



In the end, your own personal feeling of safety will decide when you no longer trust your sling.

 The table below shows guide values for the service life of slings and webbing:

Frequency of useApproximate lifetime
Never usedmaximum 10 years
Rarely used: once or twice a yearup to 7 years
Used occasionally: once a monthup to 5 years
Used regularly: several times a monthup to 3 years
Used frequently: every weekup to 1 year
Used constantly: almost dailyless than 1 year

Care Instructions

After a hard day on the cliffs, slings and webbing are often covered with dirt and dust. To maintain the quality and safety of your slings, you need to clean them regularly.

  • Clean soiled slings in hand-hot water with soap and a small amount of mild detergent, or in a delicates machine cycle at up to 30°C.
  • Rinse in clear water.
  • Leave to dry in the shade.Store slings in a dry, dark and cool place, outside transport containers.
  • Protect them from direct sunlight, chemicals and heat. In particular, avoid contact with chemicals and sources of heat.
  • Aggressive chemicals can significantly reduce the breaking force of webbing while leaving no visible sign of damage. In the event of contact, replace the sling immediately.

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