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Tech Tip: Answered Triple Clove Hitch

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  1. ratagonia

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    How to tie a triple clove hitch. (separate thread as I had a hard time finding it). A very clear video from Hank.

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    what do you find this knot most useful for? It seems like a good way to cinch very tightly around a slippery object, but is there a specific canyoneering situation for which you find it particularly applicable?
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    Ah ok. Is the triple better at keeping the knot in one position on the carabiner spine than a standard clove?
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    Yes. A regular clove hitch has a tendency to creep around the corner of the carabiner.

    Neon Bad Biner Block P5210578.JPG
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    WOW! Never seen one do that before. Is it shifting during a rappel? Or over a few rappels?
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    I tied the block, and rappelled first. This is Ram's picture of the second to last person of 7 going.

    Happens all the time.

    Tom
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    Makes a good story, that photo.
    I am thinking the naked? guy is rinsing out his wetsuit after the block slipped while he was rapping...
    :D
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