Friction Hitches

Kreutzklem (a.k.a. Hedden)

The Kreutzklem (or Hedden) is quick and simple to tie and untie. It is also easy to loosen the knot after applying a load, to advance it up the rope.

 

Step #1

Form a bight from the loop and place it behind the climbing rope.

Kreutzklem - Step 1

Step #2

Wrap the loop across the climbing rope.

Kreutzklem - Step 2

Step #3

Continue wrapping the loop around the climbing rope.

Kreutzklem - Step 3

Step #4

Insert the loop through the bight.

Kreutzklem - Step 4

Finished Kreutzklem

Dress and set the knot.

Finished Kreutzklem


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