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Marlin spike
Marlin spike
Knot Type
  • Mid-line knot

Application
  • Most commonly used to send tools up to climber.

Further Comments
  • Quick and easy to tie, the knot of choice for sending a chainsaw up to a climber. Has various other uses in both rigging and climbing scenarios. Falls apart readily after use

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Step 1 - Form a loop Step 2 - Twist loop upwards and across Step 3 - Pull a second loop through the first loop Step 4 - Dress and set
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Comments
Author Comment Date
NickfromWI In the US, most tree guys call this one a slip knot. It's worth noting that if you tie it upside down it behaves very differently and both ways are good to know and useful for different applications. 29-06-11
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