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His opinion was that I could tie an overhand for the master point and be just as safeā€“the only downside being that it would be more difficult to untie after being loaded. Yes, this is correct. Many people seem to think that commonly used climbing knots can slip if there's not enough friction to make them hold, and that we should choose a knot based on ...


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should I be untying the fisherman's knot between uses? Typically it's simply not possible to untie a fisherman's knot, especially after it's been loaded, so that wouldn't even be an option. This is actually a good reason to tie your Prusik cords with an offset overhand (EDK), because then if you ever need to untie the loop and use it for something else, ...


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Assuming you can avoid rope abrasion, do swings like this damage climbing ropes? Swing goes straight into a pendulum with no/limited free fall. I can't see it doing any special damage to the rope that wouldn't occur through climbing. I would make regular inspections of the rope and retire/replace equipment when necessary. The fall factors involved are ...


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This answer does not provide much new information to Ben Crowell's and Charlie Brumbaugh's, but I am not entirely in agreement with all their different conclusions. TLDR: In your use case and most use cases strength reduction by a knot is not an issue, so use whatever save knot you are comfortable with. In general consider the rule of 50% strength reduction ...


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I come form a coal mining town, in the mines they call the change rooms the 'dry', because mines can be very wet places and the 'dry' is where you'd dry out your clothes. Before they started putting ventilated lockers in the drys, they used to hang their clothes on hooks under baskets that they'd raise up to the ceiling with a rope and pulley system to where ...


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I can think of multiple options for solving this problem. Tensionless Hitch i.e. wrap the rope around the beam enough times that it doesn't slip and unwrap to lower. Loop a sling over the beam, connect the ends with a carabiner and then counterbalance the items. Tie one strand of parachute cord to the beam, and then attach the items to that strand with ...


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Doesn't really matter for top roping, you've got so much rope out when you're top roping that when you take a fall pretty much all the force is absorbed by the rope, your anchor is holding only a little more than the body weight of you and your belayer most of the time. Mountain guides will tie an overhand knot, figure eight, or figure nine depending on ...


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Dropper Loop Knot Tie Dropper knots at the points where you want hooks. Tie your hooks to a short length of line and put a perfection loop in the other end. Connect the hooks to the short lines to the main line by first feeding the dropper loops through the perfection loops, then the hooks through the dropper loops, just like putting a new leader ...


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I don't know how it would perform with a fishing line but maybe the Directional (Inline) Figure 8 Loop may do the trick. :) I use it a lot to tie people half way the rope.



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