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Friday, October 3, 2008
The Prusik Hitch
Alpinists keep a variety of technical tools in their back-pockets. One of the most important tools is the prusik hitch. The prusik hitch is most commonly used for crevasse rescue systems on a glacier, for rock rescue systems, and for climbing fixed lines.
Climbers practice climbing fixed lines with prusiks.
The following video is a bit drawn out for what it is, but definitely provides a good tutorial on how to tie this incredibly important hitch.