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Anchor knots


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Nicole Knight · · Port Murray NJ · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 50

When using a static rope to build an anchor from trees does anyone use the figure 8 follow through to secure the rope to the tree? It's the knot I like but I don't see others using it

Eric L · · Roseville, CA · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 115

Bowline with a backup knot.  Fig8 will work, but it's not necessary, takes more time, harder to adjust and sometimes harder to untie (in my experience).

Gregger Man · · Broomfield, CO · Joined Aug 2004 · Points: 1,280
Seth Monteleone · · Charlotte, NC · Joined Dec 2016 · Points: 46
Gregger Man wrote:

Tension-less hitch:

http://knots3d.com/knots/en_us/68/tensionless-hitch

"Theoretically, the Tensionless Hitch is 100% efficient!"

Brandon.Phillips · · Portola, CA · Joined May 2011 · Points: 55

I talked to a guy that forgot to tie a backup knot and accidentally rappelled into and jugged 200 ft out of a sinkhole with a tensionless hitch.  

Bowline with a back up- figure 8 is fine, but takes more time and is harder to adjust- as has already been stated. 

Gunkiemike · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 2,795
Brandon.Phillips wrote:

I talked to a guy that forgot to tie a backup knot and accidentally rappelled into and jugged 200 ft out of a sinkhole with a tensionless hitch.  

More proof that some people just aren't cut out for technical vertical pasttimes.  Glad he didn't get hurt.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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