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General Climbing Discussion

12:06:42 AM
I need a single rope descending knot-one that can be used for ascending and descending a single rope. Blakes Hitch or prussik gets too tight although good for two rope system. any suggestions?

7:29:50 AM
what is it to be used for ???

in many cases using prussiks for ascending and (if you really want a knot, a munter hith for descending) is better than trying to use one system, just learn to switch over efficiently

and, if ya got the cash and its some sort of work youl do often, jumars and a descender are the way to go

(oh and as always, get qualified instruction !!!!)

10:30:21 AM
tibloc/jumar/prussik for foot loop and gri gri on the harness is the go. up and down witha minimum of fuss. putting a pulley or biner on the jumar and running the brake rope trhough it makes things a bit easier.
hope thats clear.

10:44:34 AM
you could also use two french prusiks.. they can slide down as well as up. heres a diagram:

or just a french on the top knot, and standard or klemheist on bottom.

4:44:24 AM
I want it for 100-200 foot climbs- staight up and down with little equipement. I like ascending with a mechanical hand device tied from my right foot and a blake hitch tied to my harness. I want to descend using a knot tied from my harness. The blake hitch knot gets to tight and hot. Is there a knot you know that can descend well without getting too hot. I have a high-temp rope of smaller diameter than the main rope but can't seem to find a good descending technique. I'll ltry the munter hitch. thx.
4:48:54 AM
thx for the help.

11:51:26 PM
no worries

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