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Jun 21, 2008, 2:31 PM

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Constriction Hitch - test request
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A constriction hitch is literally a clove with a twist. It holds itself tight, and it tightens with a 2-1 advantage.

I was setting up a top rope the other day and i decided to use 3 anchor points instead of 2. I had my main two, up on the cliff edge as a self equalizing sliding X. The third anchor just had a single 20" strand of 1" tube webbing with a water knot. I could have easily adjusted it to be a 3 way self equalizer, but i was wondering if i just made that third one a constriction hitch(backed up with a double overhand or better) would have been a good option for tightening that third anchor up to the other two. Which would eliminate the need for excessive tail length adjustments in the water knot.

Does anyone know how the constriction hitch compares to other knots as far as strength? Can anyone test it if not? This knot is hard to find information on, but i use it every day at work for many different things!

Edit: after being up for 24 hours, Knot and not seem to mean the same thing! Also some info about the knot under a slightly different name

(This post was edited by BodaciousB on Jun 21, 2008, 4:01 PM)

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