Mariner Knot

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Hann
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Mariner Knot

Post by Hann » Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:42 pm

Sometimes in climbing one makes use of prussics.
Often it becomes an issue to untie the prussic because it is being loaded.

A great knot to know is the Mariner Knot.
The cool thing is that it can be untied while under load.

So when used in conjunction with a prussic it may just be a handy piece of knowledge.

The image shows a cordelette, but it works with a sling too.

THIS KNOT NEEDS TO BE BACKED UP
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Re: Mariner Knot

Post by Justin » Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:18 pm

Nice one Hann.

You can also use the French Prussic (below) which can be released under load.
Its a simple wrap around the rope and clip both ends into a biner.

This is a useful knot to use for hauling/locking off and safe guarding yourself during abseils.
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Re: Mariner Knot

Post by Hann » Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:41 pm

Hey Justin....

Good luck opening the biner and getting the loop out of the gate while loaded :afro:

(Perhaps I'm speaking a little to quickly.... perhaps I should actually try the french prussic tonight)

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Re: Mariner Knot

Post by Justin » Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:30 pm

I agree with you Hann...
The French Prussic is more of a 'personal' use knot whereas the Mariner Knot is something you might use during a team rescue!?

When taking a load with the French Prussic, I'm assuming you have a belay device of sort above it it.
Let me know how you get on :)
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