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 lacings.
The strategies would only hold 1/2 the weight of the climber in the common DdRT (Doubled Rope Technique) of a not 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.
Many use 'cords' recomended by one writer on the discussion boards (Brian)instead of the pictured yellow tenex for the advanced friction hitches. Though, the real cartoon character to watch fer, is one that goes by "MasterBlaster" ! Moderator JP recommended a deal on
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 and fun!!
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