Friction Hitches

Prusik

The prusik is widely used as an ascending knot. The friction can be increased by adding a third turn. The prusik can cinch up tightly and the friction can be somewhat difficult to break after a load has been applied.

 

Step #1

Place a bight of the loop across the climbing rope.

Prusik - Step 1

Step #2

Wrap the loop behind the climbing rope and through the bight.

Prusik - Step 2

Step #3

Continue wrapping the loop around the climbing rope.

Prusik - Step 3

Step #4

Wrap it behind the climbing rope again and through the bight.

Prusik - Step 4

Finished Prusik

Dress and set the knot. It is important to keep this knot neat while tightening.

Finished Prusik

Finished Prusik - Opposite View

Opposite view.

Finished Prusik


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