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Fah_Q


Oct 7, 2013, 9:26 PM
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Frost knot for top rope webbing
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I have a few outdoor sport climbing locations that have a good 15-20 foot slab top out before the anchors. To prevent rope drag, I bought 30 feet of webbing hoping to fix this issue. An old school climbing friend of mine mentioned the frost knot to join webbing together (retaining 80% strength) and creates bite to attach some lockers for a top rope anchor. I understand how it is stronger than a simple water knot, but wanted to get some other opinions before trusting it as an anchor extension.


USnavy


Oct 8, 2013, 1:25 AM
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I have pull tested the frost knot against the standard overhand knot and it is fractionally stronger. You can use the frost knot if you would like, but I dont understand the advantages of doing so in your application. So you are going to drop two legs of webbing down over the slab and tie a masterpoint knot in the middle, right? If so, why not just use a standard overhand? I am not really seeing how the frost knot creates any additional tie-off points. Regardless if you use an overhand or a frost knot, you will end up with only one loop in which to clip things into.


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