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It depends what you are talking about.


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Danx wrote:
Rudmin wrote:
It depends what you are talking about.

For example: You have 3 nut/sling placements. Then tie fig 8/clove hitch in a piece of static rope to the first placement, thread the rope through the 2nd caribiner and tie the 3rd caribiner with a fig 8/clove hitch. Pull all the strands equal and tie an overhand knot to form the master point.

Just wondered for the first and third caribiners, why you would ever use a fig 8?

I don't know of anybody that would use that method or carry an unknotted strand of static rope. I can say that I would be kind of worried about a short tail of rope near a hitch.

edit: not to say that there is anything wrong with it, I'm just not that familiar. If it were me, I would have already tied a figure-eight in either end of the rope, I guess that is one reason to do it that way. But mostly I think, people are generally uncomfortable with having an anchor that would fall apart if the end slipped through the clove hitch. And if your rope is thick or especially stiff and not tightened down hard, it may slip more easily.


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The first thought I have is that the clove hitch shouldn't be used as an end knot, as it can slip and loosen under cyclical loading. A fig 8 (well tied), will not. This is why we tie in with a fig 8.

The second thought I have is that in the anchor you describe, the adjustability and equalisation comes from where you drag the ends together and tie the overhand, not from where the rope attached to the anchor.


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Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't a weighted clove hitch very unlikey to slide. If that was the case why would they be used to secure yourself when belaying the 2nd in lead climbs? I'd be worried with a short tail as well but when it's for rigging a top roe this shouldn't be an issue? You could always add a stopper knott for more security.

A stopper knott like a figure 8? Anyways, my dog has untied a clove hitch on his leash before just by just tugging on it a whole lot, so it's by no means guaranteed.


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Double bow/clove and tripple bow instead of bunny. Danger.. i died doing this.


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Danx wrote:
Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't a weighted clove hitch very unlikey to slide. If that was the case why would they be used to secure yourself when belaying the 2nd in lead climbs? I'd be worried with a short tail as well but when it's for rigging a top roe this shouldn't be an issue? You could always add a stopper knott for more security.

Please stop posting. There is no point in writing a post if you can't write intelligibly.

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Danx wrote:
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Danx wrote:
Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't a weighted clove hitch very unlikey to slide. If that was the case why would they be used to secure yourself when belaying the 2nd in lead climbs? I'd be worried with a short tail as well but when it's for rigging a top roe this shouldn't be an issue? You could always add a stopper knott for more security.

Please stop posting. There is no point in writing a post if you can't write intelligibly.

Jay

Why do you even bother looking in this section... All you seem to do is flame people from what I have seen other than helping with questions. Surely the "beginner" section is for asking questions.

Thanks to the other's who have replied and been helpful.

If you can't write the question in a manner that is understandable, then what is the point of writing the question?

Jay


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I miss the days when jay use to bait me into flames ;{. What did i do wrong?.. don't you love me anymore? /sad face.


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This may never happen again but I am with Jay on this one.


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Danx wrote:
mikebarter387 wrote:
This may never happen again but I am with Jay on this one.

Whether you are with him on this one or not, I was more talking about his posts in general. It seems to be throughout the majority of his and others replys in the beginner forum.

But that a side, can I ask why you agree with him and what is wrong in what I have stated regarding clove hitches?
That's kind of the problem...the writing in the OP was so bad, we can't tell exactly what you were trying to say/ask about clove hitches. To be fair though, your subsequent post were a little more clear. Jay might be an ass sometimes, but he's right. If you can't write well enough to get your point across or ask a question that people actually understand, your not going to get the information you're looking for.


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clove hitches are adjustable knots, mmkay. think of them as what you want to use to equalize cord/rope.

I had some trouble understanding your posts as well. But, I'm under the impression you're trying to use clove hitches where you don't need them.


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Danx wrote:
a stopper knott like a fishermans. Not really needed if you had a 1m or so tail, but would eliminate any chance of it slipping.

A stopper knot to stop a slipping clove hitch? Eh, I don't think that would work. I tie an eight after a clove hitch to back it up. Again, the clove hitch to equalize and the eight as the bomber knot.

Danx wrote:
But again if clove hitches really are that dangerous then why is it common for them to be used in the end of a top rope anchor or when a belayer attaches themselves to the anchor to bring up the 2nd.

I don't tie in with a clove hitch. I use an eight, or girth hitch a sling (making sure it's static-tight).


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Danx wrote:
jt512 wrote:
Danx wrote:
jt512 wrote:
Danx wrote:
Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't a weighted clove hitch very unlikey to slide. If that was the case why would they be used to secure yourself when belaying the 2nd in lead climbs? I'd be worried with a short tail as well but when it's for rigging a top roe this shouldn't be an issue? You could always add a stopper knott for more security.

Please stop posting. There is no point in writing a post if you can't write intelligibly.

Jay

Why do you even bother looking in this section... All you seem to do is flame people from what I have seen other than helping with questions. Surely the "beginner" section is for asking questions.

Thanks to the other's who have replied and been helpful.

If you can't write the question in a manner that is understandable, then what is the point of writing the question?

Jay

Other's managed to understand it... But we both know that isn't the point. For some reason you and several other people on this site seem to find it fun to make insults instead of actually helping people. You have demonstrated this through a number of threads in the beginner section. If it was really a case of you not understanding me then you would of asked me or simply ignored the thread.

As for your first response about not posting, I probably won't be posting on this site for much longer. Thankfully there are a few other forums where people are really helpful. It's a shame really because there are a someful guys on this forum as well, but there's several other people who have to make insults because they think their question is silly.

Maybe you forgot you was new once and others who were more experienced probably laughed at you.. But I don't see what you have to gain from sarcastic comments and flames. All I and many others in the beginner forum are trying to do is find out more information on a sport we love. I don't see what is wrong with that and why you have to be so arrogant about it? If you don't want to help then just ignore the thread.

Hey! I'm a someful guy.


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Danx wrote:
Rudmin wrote:
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Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't a weighted clove hitch very unlikey to slide. If that was the case why would they be used to secure yourself when belaying the 2nd in lead climbs? I'd be worried with a short tail as well but when it's for rigging a top roe this shouldn't be an issue? You could always add a stopper knott for more security.

A stopper knott like a figure 8? Anyways, my dog has untied a clove hitch on his leash before just by just tugging on it a whole lot, so it's by no means guaranteed.

a stopper knott like a fishermans. Not really needed if you had a 1m or so tail, but would eliminate any chance of it slipping.

hmmm, was the clove hitch tightended? Don't think i've managed to make a clove hitch slip, so find it hard to see a dog doing it! (although would be fun to see lol).

But again if clove hitches really are that dangerous then why is it common for them to be used in the end of a top rope anchor or when a belayer attaches themselves to the anchor to bring up the 2nd?

The stability of a clove hitch depends a lot on what it is tied with and what it is attached to, so I can certainly see a dog working one loose over time.

The reason they are commonly used to construct multipitch anchors and to attach a climber to the anchor is because someone is present to observe them while they are in use. I personally would rather not rely on unattended clove hitches for critical attachments in a TR anchor. It would probably be fine but "probably" is not good enough when there are better options.


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In that case why is it common to use a clove hitch in the end caribiner as this would lead to the same scenario (atleast here in the uk it is).

In Australia, it is very rare to see the clove hitch as an end knot. I use a clove hitch for adjustability in my TR setups, but I always tie overhand on a bight, or a fig 8 on a bight and clip that into the same biner. This extra knot isn't loaded, but it does offer the insurance that if the clove slips while unattended due to cyclical loading, that you have some back up.

It's common for instructors over here to talk about end knots, fig 8s are an end knot, as when tied correctly, they are for all intent and purposes impossible to untie or work loose accidently. A clove hitch is not considered an end knot, as such, while it is relied on, its never (normally) tied as the last knot on the rope before the end.

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The equalisation is with the strands and overhand knott like you said but the use of clove hitches would make it slot easier to adjust afterwards if one of the points wasn't equalised properly.

It's not that hard to equalise the overhand properly first time. Most people can pick it up after one or two demonstrations. I'd rather spend the couple of extra seconds it takes to untie the overhand, reequalise and retie it, than to adjust a clovehitch used as an end knot.


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mikebarter387 wrote:
This may never happen again but I am with Jay on this one.

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Danx wrote:
Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't a weighted clove hitch very unlikey to slide. If that was the case why would they be used to secure yourself when belaying the 2nd in lead climbs? I'd be worried with a short tail as well but when it's for rigging a top roe this shouldn't be an issue? You could always add a stopper knott for more security.

This anchor you propose is redundant and it'll work fine, although I think you're trying to solve a problem that doesn't actually exist. Load distribution is built into the system when you tie your overhand master point, so if you find you often need to adjust its arms, there might be a different issue at work.

Do tie the stopper knots, though. Cyclical loading is inherent in every TR anchor, and you won't be around to keep an eye it.


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