Friction Hitches

Kleimheist

The Kleimheist is easier to tie and untie than the prusik. It does not tend to cinch up as tightly as a prusik, so it is easier to break friction after releasing the load. You can add more turns to increase friction, as well.


Step #1

Place a bight of the loop behind the climbing rope.

Kleimheist - Step 1

Step #2

Wrap the loop across the climbing rope.

Kleimheist - Step 2

Step #3

Wrap the loop behind the climbing rope.

Kleimheist - Step 3

Step #4

Repeat steps 2 - 3 two more times.

Kleimheist - Step 4

Step #5

Insert the loop through the original bight

Kleimheist - Step 5

Finished Kleimheist

Pull the loop back down, bringing the bight down across the wraps. Tighten the knot.

Finished Kleimheist


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