Click Pictures for notes and enlarged views.
No amateur Climbing Hitches, for discussion purposes only..!
Some knots are pictured
loose for better view, always Tie, Dress, Set (and Inspect) your knot
The strategies would only hold 1/2 the weight
of the climber in the common DdRT (Doubled Rope Technique) of a
the full weight bearing strategies of SRT (Single Rope Technique) etc. more
familiar to mountain/rescue, some advanced tree climbers. Tau(gh)t Line is
what most start off on, Blake's a real advancement. Distel (some Schwab)
usually the crossover to attaching both legs of friction hitch to saddle,
can be made in the 1/2" as well as the smaller diameter 'tress cords'. VT
and tuned variation to taste, the undoubted favorite, once 'tuned' both of
hitch and operator! Icicle, in the pictured Bright Yellow Tenex is very
tryable, a loopie sling laced as Klem fair for utility purposes, grips both
ways as it becomes a 4 wrap Hedden pulled backwards (whereby a Hedden pulled
backwards can slide as it is only half a Klem)!
(Most knot pictures have notes, not just
enlargements, VT has 5 pictured forms etc.)
Knut, Icicle, and some VT versions with
Knut like finish to VT, also have some self tending properties, even
smoother when assisted with knot tender to serve hitch forward with one
handed pull advancing up or back from limb walk etc.
use 'cords' recomended by one writer on the discussion boards (Brian)instead
of the pictured yellow tenex for the advanced friction hitches.
the real cartoon character to watch fer, is one that goes by
Moderator JP recommended a deal on
Guys on boards are serious
about safety, heck ask that MikeMaas Character about this one :
So much to pick up on the
boards, the folks just have to have a good time with it, to keep going...
So if your climbing or thinking about it, wondering about it etc. yea can't
do better than the forums to let ya know what is up... or where to look,
what's new etc.
Thanks to X-Man and
discussion forums for how to continually find better ways for safe
sliding/gripping hitches etc. that constantly improve safety, productivity
the translators can read the new text and knots the Swiss inventor has been
trying to share(click 'technica' jump word)!
as well as others on our :
2 of the Best Ever General Knot Books on