prusik knot

   A knot tied by looping a smaller diameter rope around a larger standing line (rope) that has the property of sliding with no load on the knot, but will hold when it is loaded (e.g. when the weight of a caver is applied) [13].

A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. . 2002.

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  • prusik knot — prəsik noun Usage: usually capitalized P Etymology: from the name Prusik : a knot that is used in mountaineering for tying a small sling to a climbing rope as an aid to one who has fallen into a crevasse and that holds fast when weighted but is… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Prusik — Knot details name=Prusik knot names= Prusik hitch type= hitch strength= origin= Dr.Karl Prusik, 1931 related= releasing= Non jamming uses= Climbing caveat= abok number= #1763A Prusik is a friction hitch or knot used to put a loop of cord around a …   Wikipedia

  • prusik — /prusˈik/ (mountaineering) noun (in full, prusik sling; also cap) a type of rope sling attached to a climbing rope, which grips firmly when carrying weight but when unweighted can be moved up the rope intransitive verb and transitive verb… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Prusik-Knoten — Prusikknoten Typ Klemmknoten Anwendung zuziehende Schlinge Ashley Nr # 1763 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • prusik sling —    A sling fastened by a prusik knot to the rope [25] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • prusik sling — noun Usage: usually capitalized P : a small movable sling fastened to a climbing rope by means of a Prusik knot …   Useful english dictionary

  • Knot — For speeds, see Knot (unit). For other uses, see Knot (disambiguation). Some knots 1 Yarn knot ABoK #2688 2 Manrope knot 3 Granny knot 4 Rosebud stopper knot(?) …   Wikipedia

  • prusik — [ prʌsɪk] adjective Climbing relating to or denoting a method of ascending or descending a rope by means of two movable loops attached by a special knot which tightens under pressure. Derivatives prusiking noun Origin 1930s: from the name of the… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Bachmann knot — Knot details name=Bachmann knot names= Bachman knot type= hitch strength= origin= related= Prusik knot, Klemheist knot releasing= uses= Mountaineering caveat= abok number= The Bachmann (also spelt Bachman) is a friction hitch. It is useful when… …   Wikipedia

  • Klemheist knot — Names Klemheist knot, Machard knot Category Hitch Related Prusik knot, Bachmann knot, Blake s hitch …   Wikipedia

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