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I bet i know where this will end up:lol:

I hated prussik terrible knot, klemheist (made with a loop like prussik) is better or a Blakes (split tail).


Myself i quickly moved onto a hitchclimber with a basket style hitch - Knute or VT.

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Blakes is a great friction hitch to start on. It's a piece of cake to tie and is quite steady, use a split tail with 1 spliced or sewn eye. The way it sits when dressed makes it quite easy to set up self tending too.

I've about come to the end of my time on a blakes, I've been trying out a helical but it's a bit of a pain to tie and set right so I'm moving over to a VT now [with a length of cord with a fisherman's knot each end] which I really like, quite quick running and ties easily, but I think I need an HC & spliced eye to eye cord to get the best from it.






Then I watched the Spiderjack 2.1 video and friction hitches are dead to me.....!

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i was thinking about using a hitchclimber set up but going to wait a while yet, how do you think a hitch climber set up would work with a 13mm rope?

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You will not look back once you have upgraded to a hitch climber! Ive just switched to a spiderjack onwards & upwards!!!

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