The klemheist hitch should be in every rope guerrillas toolbox. It acts as a “soft” rope grab, gripping when under tension but able to slide when the load is released, and is a useful substitute to the prusik hitch that can be tied with webbing or accessory cord. Lose a prusik loop but have a webbing sling? The klemheist is your go to. I also find it to be a faster and cleaner hitch to tie.
This is also the hitch to use for ascending thinner diameter poles. Just don’t forget – the klemheist is one directional so best to stick with the prusik hitch if working on horizontal safety or restraint lines.
- Fast to tie
- Can be tied with webbing or accessory cord
Learn to tie the klemheist hitch here.