- The art of ascending a standing line (rope) by a caver with prusik knots  as opposed to the use of a mechanical ascender.
A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. Courtesy of the author & The Karst Waters Institute. 2002.
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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
Ascender (climbing) — Jumar redirects here. For the Brazilian footballer, see Jumar José da Costa Júnior. An ascender is a mechanical device used for ascending on a rope. One such device is a Jumar, named after the Swiss factory which developed the first tool for sale … Wikipedia
Single Rope Technique — (SRT) is a set of methods used to descend and ascend ropes. SRT is used in caving, potholing, rock climbing, rope rescue, roped access for building maintenance and by arborists for tree climbing. American caver Bill Cuddington, known as Vertical… … Wikipedia
ascender — A mechanical device used by cavers who are either ascending or are descending through a vertical opening in a cave (e.g. vadose shaft) that uses a cam to grip a rope while downward pressure is being applied to the device . See also… … Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology
knots — Various methods of securing or tying ropes or webbing material together by cavers . See also prusik knot; prusiking … Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology
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) . See also… … Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology
standing line — A rope of approximately 0.4375 inches or 11 mm in diameter that is tied to a solid anchor and is used for descending and ascending . See also ascender; prusik knot; mechanical ascender; prusik knot; prusiking … Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology
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