Apr 6, 2007, 8:01 PM
Registered: Nov 21, 2003
I use the bowline because i can easily cinch it down so it doesn't slip up a tree. Also, its much much easier to un-tie after loading it HARD.
Dan, for the friction wrap on the tree mentioned above, the knot will never be loaded. It'll be even easier to untie than the bowline. I also prefer the two-loop fig-8 or atomic clip for double-bolt rope fixin' (assuming I trust the bolts, which isn't always a given). Both also require only two biners, and since there's only one knot to tie, I assume its faster than your method.
Mostly good stuff in that article, though! Thank you for being my camera tech support on numerous occasions!
(This post was edited by j_ung on Apr 6, 2007, 8:03 PM)