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How to Tie and Use a Prusik Knot

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Step 2: How to Tie and Use a Prusik Knot
A girth hitch is a basic knot for attaching cord or sling to an object.

The second step is the make a girth hitch with the thin cord on the climbing rope.

Photograph © Stewart M. Green

Second Step to Tie a Prusik Knot

The second step to tie a Prusik knot is to take the loop of cord behind the climbing rope and bring half of the loop through the other half of the loop and form a girth hitch. A girth hitch is a basic knot for attaching a sling or cord to any object, including a tree, piece of climbing gear, or, in this case, the climbing rope. Note that the knot in the small cord is on the outside of the hitch.

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