Overhand LoopFriction Hitch Knots

Prusik Hitch

In climbing a friction hitch is commonly used in climbing as part of single or doubled rope technique to ascend on a fixed rope or to capture progress on a moving rope, for example in a mechanical advantage system like a Z-drag. Friction hitches are a simple to learn and a cheap alternative to mechanical ascending devices.

The most popular Friction Hitch Knot is the Prusik Hitch. Austrian mountaineer Dr. Karl Prusik was the first, who showed it in his climbing manual in 1931.

For a Prusik Hitch you need a cord sling half in diametre of the rope. A thicker cord often slips, a thinner cord jams too tight when placed under load.

Common are these two different versions:
1. Double Prusik Hitch and
2. Triple Prusik Hitch

1. Double Prusik Hitch:

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2. Triple Prusik Hitch:

Step 1 - 5 are
just like making
a Double Prusik.

Now keep on here

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