Technicians have always had a wide range of methods and reasons for tying-off descenders. Traditionally this was because they wanted to use both hands for another task and Munter-hitches, Figure8 descenders, and belay plates were not “auto-stop”.
There are many ways to tie a single rope to a pair of anchor points. The two methods most commonly used are: the Alpine Butterfly & Figure-of-8 “Y-hang”. the Figure-of-8 bunny ears knot. You need to login
Traditionally many have considered the Alpine Butterfly knot to be a mid-line knot rather than an end-line knot. This report considers its use as an end-line knot. You need to login to view the rest of the
There are so many opinions on just how much tail should be left when tying a Figure-of-8 on-a-bight, and whether it needs a separate stopper knot to secure the tail. You need to login to view the
I have heard many justifications for the choice of a Figure-of-9 knot over the Figure-of-8 knot and they normally come down to: “Easier to untie after heavy loading”; “Stronger” (maintain more of the strength of the host