How to Tie a Prusik Knot - Backpacker

How to Tie a Prusik Knot

This loop attachment slides easily when it’s unweighted, but holds tight when you pull it. It’s a standard climbers’ knot that’s perfect for ascending out of a jam (or up a tree).

Text: Kristy Holland
Photos: Andrew Bydlon

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