The wikis have been moved to another server on 26 January 2021. If you see any problems, please let us know as soon as possible and we will try to solve them.

Euro death-knot

From ScoutWiki, For Everyone, Everywhere involved with Scouting and Guiding...
Jump to navigation Jump to search


A Euro death-knot is a class of abseiling (rapelling) flat bend knots used by some modern rock and alpine climbers to join two ropes together. While some Euro Death-knots have the advantage of pulling more cleanly after a rapel and thus may avoid binding and becoming difficult to retrieve, some of these knots can also invert leading to catastrophic knot failure (capsizing), thus the tongue-in-cheek nickname for this group of flat bends. In particular, the flat figure eight is notorious for rapel failure and should be avoided.

See also

External link

pl:Kluczka