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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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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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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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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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From the Freedom of the Hills, 5th edition pg 94, a rope tied with a figure-eight retains 75-80% of its strength while a rope tied with a overhand retains 60-65% of its strength. So in addition to being easier to untie, a figure-eight is stronger.


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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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Girth Hitch I think the knot you're using is appropriate if the idea is not to lose your kit, another knot may run you the risk of losing something because it came untied without your blessing. If you're using cheap cord, then don't bother with the knot if it's giving you grief, just cut it at the knot, your cord will get shorter each time, but it still ...


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This answer assumes that you're trying to attach something to a loop (the black and green band in your photo) that you can't open up. If you can open up the loop, then see ShemSeger's answer. It depends on how quickly you need it to release, and how important it is to you for it to stay secure. A secure knot that is pretty easy to untie, even after it has ...


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The bowline knot form a fixed loop at the end of a rope. It has the virtues of being both easy to tie and untie; most notably, it is easy to untie after being subjected to a load. See How do I tie a bowline knot?


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The type of knot you are looking for a called a friction hitch, or a slide and grip knot which is a kind of knot used to attach one rope to another in a way that is easily adjusted. There are many different ways to tie a friction hitch: Klemheist Blake's Hitch Distel Hitch Rolling Hitch Prussic Bachmann Hitch Autoblock Hitch And of course the Purcell ...


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I'm not sure how your setup is, but I'd try a Purcell prussik or something similar. Animated example You must test its holding Power on paracord yourself, but on climbing cord it's solid enough.



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