- 【HIGH STRENGTH NYLON ROPE】The length of this prusik cord is 30”/45” ,and the diameter is 10.5mm(2/5”) , breaking strength at 27KN(approximately 6172lb). Pre-sewn eye-to-eye prusik cord is made from the high performing, heat resistant, abrasion-resistance.
- 【MULTIFUNCTIONAL APPLICATIONS】Being a useful rope-grab for rope-rescue applications, prusiks are popular for rock climbing, canyoneering, mountaineering, caving, rope rescue applications, ziplining, arborists, rappelling, ascending the line, handcuffs, tree climbing, window cleaning.
- 【FLEXIBLE & EASY TO TIE KNOT】Climbers carry Prusik cords mainly for emergency use, as they are lighter than other options. Prusiks are fast to place on a rope, and with practice can be placed with one hand. The loops of cord can be used as slings, and are thus multi-functional in a climbing environment.
- 【COMPARED TO TRADITIONAL PRUSIK CORD】Prusiks provide a strong attachment that will not damage or break the rope, and so are used in some rope-rescue techniques. Prusiks are good to use in hauling systems where multiple rope-grabs may be needed, and where mechanical rope-grabs are not available.
- 【RELATED HITCHES】Although prusik can be used in a general way, the Prusik hitch is a specific hitch. The two main alternatives are the Bachmann knot and the Klemheist knot. Another variation is the Autoblock or French Prusik, used by some people as a backup knot while rappelling.
- Length:30 inches / 45 inches ( the length of loop when flat pull )
- Diameter: 10.5mm / 2/5 inches
- Strength: 27kN / 6172lb
- Material: Nylon
- Construction: Double Braid
- Certificate: CE 1019 EN892
What is a Prusik?
Prusik is mainly used as a rope grab to attain progress capture in a rope system, normally a Mechanical advantage system. A Prusik is simply a thin piece of chord or webbing tied into a loop normally with a double fisherman’s knot. The Prusik is then tied onto the thicker rope in such a way that it will not slide down the rope when loaded by pressure.
Why you should always carry a prusik？
- As a backup for rappelling : Carry a Prusik is to use it as a “third hand”. Adding a Prusik backup while rappelling makes dealing with stuck ropes, traversing, cleaning gear,much safer and easier.
- When tandem rappelling in the event of an accident: In the event of an accident where you must tandem rappel with your partner, having a Prusik backup is invaluable.
- For assistance in ascending a rope: Carrying a Prusik gives one the ability to easily ascend a rope should they need to. Rappelling past an anchor in the dark and floundering on the end of the rope until a rescue arrives
- For use in self-rescue scenarios:Prusiks are the foundation of almost all self-rescue techniques. Whether you are involved in partner rescue, having a dedicated Prusik will ease the process.