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If I buy a few metres of ocean cord in 8mm I can make some Prussic loops up for the Blake’s hitch as well, I’m going on two courses in November so I’ll need them as well. 

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20 hours ago, Paul Tomo said:

If I buy a few metres of ocean cord in 8mm I can make some Prussic loops up for the Blake’s hitch as well, I’m going on two courses in November so I’ll need them as well. 

Prussic loops can't be used for Blakes Hitch mate.  You will need a split tail for that.  

 

I am not sure as I haven't used one for about 16 years but there is a recommended cordage diameter in relation to the climbing line.  I used to use 13mm split tail but that was on 13 mm rope.

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29 minutes ago, Rich Rule said:

Prussic loops can't be used for Blakes Hitch mate.  You will need a split tail for that.  

 

I am not sure as I haven't used one for about 16 years but there is a recommended cordage diameter in relation to the climbing line.  I used to use 13mm split tail but that was on 13 mm rope.

Yep Blake’s hitch is usually the same diameter as the climbing line 

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8 hours ago, Rich Rule said:

Prussic loops can't be used for Blakes Hitch mate.  You will need a split tail for that.  

 

I am not sure as I haven't used one for about 16 years but there is a recommended cordage diameter in relation to the climbing line.  I used to use 13mm split tail but that was on 13 mm rope.

Your right Rich, although I’ve used the end of the rope to use the Blake’s hitch, using the clove hitch to tie off then add the Blake’s hitch. 

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I’ve just ordered 3m of 8mm Teufelberger Ocean friction cord which should arrive on Monday. I’ll have a go at making some hitch cord when I get the heavy duty heat shrink and a sharp knife. A stanly knifes blade should do if I’m right.

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I’m using hedera and I’m using the hitch climber as well, I’m going on the tree access and rescue plus the harness and chainsaw course in November so I’d thought I’d get a new rope for the course. I’m not sure if they use hitch climber gear?

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