Klemheist

Klemheist step by step how to tie instructions
 
Klemheist step by step how to tie instructions
Klemheist step by step how to tie instructions
1. Tie the ends of the rope together to form a loop.
Klemheist step by step how to tie instructions
Klemheist step by step how to tie instructions
2. Wrap from one end of the loop around the rope three times going from bottom to top.
Klemheist step by step how to tie instructions
Klemheist step by step how to tie instructions
3. The loose end is then threaded through the starting end.
Klemheist step by step how to tie instructions
Klemheist step by step how to tie instructions
4. Carefully tightened to leave the wraps neat.
Klemheist step by step how to tie instructions

Description

The Klemheist knot or Machard knot is a type of friction hitch that grips the rope when weight is applied,
and is free to move when the weight is released. It is used similarly to a Prusik knot or the Bachmann
knot to ascend or descend a climbing rope. One advantage is that webbing can be used as an alternative
to cord. The Klemheist is easier to slide up than a Prusik.

Use

Used to allow the climber to ascend and descend by moving the hitch in the desired direction.
The knot will grip only in one direction. Klemheist knot can be also used as a static footlock hitch.

Releasing

Non-jamming

Security

In use, strain must be taken only on the hanging end. If the knot slips when load is placed on
the hanging loop, re-tie around the climbing rope another time or two, until there is no slippage.
Holding around the wraps will let you slide the knot up or down.

Other names

Klemheist knot, Machard knot

Tying

1. Wrap from one end of the loop around the rope three times going from bottom to top.
2. Bring the loop down.
3. The loose end is then threaded through the starting end, and carefully tightened to leave the wraps neat.

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