Prusik Hitch

The prusick hitch is very similar to the klemheist hitch. Both these knots are gripping/sliding hitches typically tied with a loop of cord to grip a rope. In order for the hitch to grip, the hitch is tied using a slightly narrower gauge cord than the rope it is gripping. Can slide this knot along foundation, can hang things from it.

Tying the knot

  • Take an end of the thiner cord loop
  • Next, wrap it tightly inside the wider cord three or more times.
  • Then cinch everything tight
  • Apply a small load – pull the working end
  • Finally, cinch and dress again

See here for knot terminology.

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