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Friction hitches

The diameter and type of cord used to make a friction hitch must be selected according to the rope it will be used on. Holding power and ease of release can be adjusted by changing the number of wraps.

Warnings

  • Read the technical notice before viewing the following techniques.
  • It is important to fully understand the information provided in the technical notice before using this complementary information
  • Mastering these techniques requires training.
  • Consult a professional before attempting to perform these techniques on your own.

Autoblock

Easy release, locks in both directions.

Easy release, locks in both directions.

Prusik

Locks in both directions.

Easy release, locks in both directions.
Easy release, locks in both directions.