Prusik Knot in Arboriculture
Uses: The Prusik knot is often the first friction hitch taught to most new climbers. Whilst there are many better knots available it remains a safe and reliable knot, particularly for climbers new to the job. The Prusik is formed with an endless loop which can vary in length depending on how many wraps the climber wishes to take, and also personal preference to overall length of the hitch. This can dictate how much distance the climber can move in any one body thrust. Being a symmetrical knot, the Prusik can be used in either direction. The suggested knot size has been listed as 10mm, which is based on being used with a 12-13mm climbing line as life support. However, the Prusik can be tied with a variety of different cords depending on the application.
Suggested Cordage Size: 10mm on 12-13mm host line.
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