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Q&A How to do a prussik with end of cordellete only? [duplicate]

Doing a Prussik with a small cordellete that is tied together in a O is relatively easy. Now some maneuvers require to do a Prussik/blocking knot with only one side of a long cordelete... how do yo...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Matifou‭  ·  closed as duplicate 3y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Q&A Have a couple basic Q's on climbing-line (1 on safely descending/rappelling, another on using multiple lines and/or hardware to achieve "1+1=2"?)

Hoping to ask a couple basic Q's before my order arrives, I suspect I may've gotten insufficient gear.. 1 - Is doubling-up ropes, or hardware, ever acceptable in climbing? IE, my 8mm prusik cord ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by WantToClimb‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Fly fishing rig knots

I have been fly fishing with my dad for a number of years but recently I went on my own and hit quite the stumbling block... I didn't know how to set the kit properly, normally I drive the boat whi...

3 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by rg255‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Alternative to midshipman's / taut-line hitch for modern ropes

A taut-line hitch is used to tying tent ropes to a stake. It can be manually slid up/down the standing part of the rope, so as to adjust the tightness in the line, but it holds well under tension. ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Yogesch‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to make it easier to untie a figure-8 knot after finishing a climb?

If you tie a figure-8 knot while rock climbing and fall a few times (especially if they're dynamic lead falls), the knots will become so difficult to untie that you sometimes have to use a carabine...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by JonathanReez‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is this knot?

My 6 year old daughter was playing with ropes today and tied a knot of her own creation. I tried to demonstrate to her the importance of learning to tie good knots that don't slip, but when I went ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by ShemSeger‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What knot was used by my mountain guide to tie me in to the middle of a rope?

Twice now I have been out winter hiking with a guide and another person and I'm trying to work out what knot they used to tie the middle person onto the rope. Let's say the guide is in front, my c...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by tonicsoft‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What's a good resource for learning to tie knots for climbing?

If I wanted to learn how to tie certain knots, or learn about new knots and what they're used for, what are some good resources to look up?

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by ShemSeger‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to lock a trucker's hitch without losing any tension?

What is the best technique to lock a trucker's hitch in a strong way that's also easy to release, but most important, that doesn't loose any (or the least amount of) tension in the line, when I loc...

4 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Dakatine‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Which mid-line knot is best suited for a trucker's hitch?

I've been using a trucker's hitch knot for a very long time (camping, strapping stuff down, line length adjustment, pulley system) I've always switched my mid-line loop when I've come to not trust ...

5 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by g19fanatic‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to tension rope between two trees?

I often need to tension a rope between two trees, usually 20-30 ft apart. I am not skilled with knots so it is often sloppy and the tension doesn't hold even very modest weight (such as clothes or ...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by amphibient‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Most practical knots for a bend (tying two ropes together) while pulling to create tension?

My personal favorite for tying two ends of a rope together is the Flemish Bend. It's simple, strong, does not slide, does not require stopper knots (unless used for life-critical applications), all...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Andrey Mikhaylov - lolmaus‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Most practical knots for hitching a line to an object while keeping the bitter end as tight as possible, without sag?

Say, I want to tie a rope between two trees, and I want it to have as little sag as possible. I have attached the rope to one tree and I'm trying to tie it to the other tree while pulling it to cre...

6 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Andrey Mikhaylov - lolmaus‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Does anyone recognise this knot?

I came across this knot when it was used to tie a guy wire to a newly purchased light weight tent. I am reasonably knot savvy but have never come across it. It forms a non-slip loop when pulled u...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by user17479‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Knot to tie handle of a bag

If you have full stuffed bag full of laundry with two handles, how would you tie the handles?

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Quora Feans‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Tradeoffs between different stopper knots

Because a number of accidents have occurred when a climber was lowered or rappelled off the end of a rope, it is wise to tie a stopper knot in the end(s) of the rope. My question is what stopper k...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Qudit‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What's an easy way to fasten/unfasten to bind two horizontal poles?

I need a knot that can be fastened and unfastened as quickly as possible (like a toggle on a jacket; twist and release). I also need to be able to tighten or loosen the rope easily. Basically, I wa...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Hunslet Carr‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the strongest knot using a steel-thimble to make a steel-eyelet at the end of the line?

(to be clear, I know I can just check knot-strengths for a general end-of-line attachment, it's the inclusion of the steel thimble - I'll find a link to add to end of post - it's that inclusion tha...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by WantToClimb‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Climbing-line "rope-thimbles", unsure how to utilize these (got several 1/2" 'steel rope thimbles' with my climb-rope!)

I got some 1/2" steel-thimbles for my climbing-rope but sadly I'm not sure how to safely use them, I'd thought "I can just tie a knot at just the right spot so that the thimble is securely nested i...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by WantToClimb‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What knot is this that starts off like a taut line hitch but ends differently?

I thought that Les Stroud was about to make a taut line hitch. But at the end he did a couple of things a little different. What is this knot? Does it hold better than a taut line hitch?

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Don Branson‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Does inside vs outside make a difference in a bowline on a bight?

This question asks whether the bowline knot is better with the tail inside or outside the loop. When climbing and tying in with a bowline on a bight, does it make a difference whether one starts ...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by anderas‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Which knot for climbing: figure eight, yosemite bowline, bowline on a bight?

This is a topic often discussed online, but all I could find so far was people sharing their opinions (including numbers) on what tie-in knot is the best. Here's what I've found out from different ...

7 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by David‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How safe is the bowline knot in different situations?

The bowline knot (picture below, source) has a great reputation as a very safe knot. Is it really completely safe in all situations and loads, or are there use cases where it may fail?

5 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by zoul‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is a "Post Eye Tiable" (PET) knot?

In an answer on a question about bowlines the following statement is made by @MarkG: All 'Bowlines' have the advantage of being Post Eye Tiable (PET) and totally jam resistant. https://outdoo...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by imsodin‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to tie an EBSB bowline?

According to the most comprehensive reference ever written on bowlines, the EBSB bowline (which is a variation of another variation, called the EBDB bowline, together with a sort of Yosemite finish...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by QuantumBrick‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to tie a Purcell Prusik from a single end?

There is the regular Purcell Prusik, which can be used for adjustable tethers or create foot loops for ascending a rope, but it is also useful to know how to tie it with only one end of the rope in...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I know when to choose between a Klemheist or prussik knot?

Both effectively do the same job, grip a rope as an auto bloc or an ascender. What are the pros and cons of each? Why/when would I choose one over the other?

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How use a nylon cordelette as an adjustable tether for rock climbing?

Sometimes when clipping in people who are rappelling, or setting up anchors in some places from above or showing people how to get onto a fixed line, I need an adjustable tether. I often carry a n...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why does my flurocarbon leader keep breaking when tied with a double uni-knot?

I am trying to connect 12lb leadline (lead removed for knot) to a 6lb flurocarbon leader but when I tie them with a double uni knot the flurocarbon breaks when pulling it tight. I have tried a cou...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Not loved‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to tie a Purcell prusik?

One of the more useful knots for climbing is the Purcell prusik (related to but not a regular prussik), which can be used as an adjustable tether or for ascending a rope among other things. How wo...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the four climbing knots used by Jim Bridwell?

Long &amp; Gaines Climbing Anchors says: Jim Bridwell, one of the most experienced climbers in the history of the sport, uses only four knots for any and all climbing situations. Better to ...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by endolith‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Knot for pulling two branches of a tree together

I need to bring two branches of a palm tree/bush together. So I need a knot that is secure under tension but can also be progressively tightened. What knot would you recommend?

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Ray Klein‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What's the easiest to release, though solid, knot "on a bight"?

I am practicing falls with a self belay device indoors and I am tying the rope to the anchors so to fall on a single strand of rope as I would in real life. I used the figure eight on a bight but ...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Dakatine‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Distel Hitch vs Prussik

The Distel Hitch and Prussik both appear to be slide and grip knots, used for ascending a climbing rope. I have heard of people using Prussik many times more often than Distel Hitch. Which is a b...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by WedaPashi‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Knots for bases of equipment

I have a few items: FireSteel, Hatchet, etc. that have a small paracord size hole at the base. I was looking to add a length of paracord so I can easily loop it over branches, tentpoles, etc. Do an...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by tref95‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can an overhand loop be used to shorten nylon webbing as a personal anchor?

Is it safe to girth-hitch nylon webbing through my harness tie-in points and then shorten the webbing via an overhand loop (assume it is too long) and clipping the non-bight part to the bolt in the...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Chris Morris‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A This isn't a double overhand loop -- what is it?

Inspired by @ShemSeger's possibly invented knot, I'm curious to see if anyone knows anything about this knot: Final knot: Reverse deconstructed: It's basically the same idea from a double fi...

5 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Chris Mendez‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Which knot to tie bulky objects together for transport

I am looking for a knot that can be used to tie bulky objects together. Usually I would use compression straps to tightly strap a tent to a bike handlebars, but I only have paracord at the moment....

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by simao‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What's this knot called?

I came up with this variation of the flat overhand knot (also known as the Euro Death Knot) for pulling ropes on a rappel. I've never been comfortable using the Euro Death Knot (EDK), but it's hard...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by ShemSeger‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Knot to tie a hook onto the middle of a line

If I have a fishing line that's secured at both ends, what knot would I use to tie a hook onto the line? My situation is I'm making some rigs for fishing behind a boat, with 10 hooks spaced a foot...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Nic‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to tie nylon straps to trees of unknown diameter

When outdoors with my hammock, I prefer to set everything up with a pair of nylon tree straps. It gives things a more secure feeling and I've heard it's better for the trees too since the cordage w...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Arash Howaida‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A When making an anchor with static rope around a boulder, what knot should I use

If I'm using a natural feature such as a boulder or a lump of rock as part of an anchor by tying a static rope around it, what are the best knots to use? I'm thinking that there would be different ...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by stib‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to join 2 cables together with fishing line without putting knot in cable?

I want to tie both cables together, but without a knot, kind of "join" them as if glued together side by side, no knot in the cable. The cable is quite thin, and I'm using fishing line, the knot h...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Bruno Vincent‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Figure-8 Followthrough Question

Is it still considered a 'figure 8' knot when you dress it so the loop is perpendicular to the rest of the loop?

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by arborvitae‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Which knot is best for connecting loose ends and attaching carabiner?

I have a short climbing rope and two carabiners. I want to use it as a strap to carry something (it is not intended for climbing). As the rope is too long, I fold it once. At one "end" I make a fig...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by 6ajj2‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do you tie in to the centre of a rope?

Suppose you're leading a short pitch (20-30m) and you have two followers, or you want to double rope the route, and want to simply half your rope and tie into the centre, pulling the two halves up ...

8 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by ShemSeger‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to tie a bull hitch using end(s)?

I have found the bull hitch really great for tying my paracord to secure to an object, like a stick, branch or other long object. The reason I like it is that compared to other hitches like the gir...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Arash Howaida‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to tie a super eight / double figure eight / bunny ear knot?

Note, I am not asking how to tie three different types of knots, but rather one knot that goes by three different names. Its a knot that can be useful in building anchors especially at the top of ...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I tie a Prusik knot?

Prusik knots are useful in emergency situations as they can be used for both climbing up a rope (out of a canyon) or down a rope (rappelling) without someone else providing a fireman's belay. How ...

1 answer  ·  posted 11y ago by Reverend Gonzo‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Knots when abseiling with single rope

I have a rope of 10 m which supports 3 kN (300 kg) strength. I will abseil with it as a single rope. I want to know what is the recommended knot to use when attaching the top with my anchor's cara...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by user1780468‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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