Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Trust your clove hitch? Well, no.

Another gym victim. Two unnecessary points of failure and an unstable clove hitch. A bowline is every bit as adjustable, and safer.


  1. Clove hitches are not a proble. In fact, they're more stable and probably stronger too. (See and And remain stable while adjusting unlike bowlines, but that's more use in soloing systems and suchlike than topropes.

  2. The DoD study didn't come out of thin air. In a top rope situation, the anchor is weighted and unweighted constantly, making slippage likely.