Knots for passive climbing protection?

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chill

climber
The fat part of the bell-curve
May 3, 2017 - 12:29pm PT
Damn we're a consumerist society, aren't we?

You don't need to spend cash on a book, this isn't complicated. A few different diameters of cordage, overhands, fig-8s, monkey fist.** Animated GIFs, youtube vids, and step-by-step pics for almost any knot you can think of are available all over the web for free.
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Good thing none of that counts as "consumption".
maldaly

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
May 3, 2017 - 04:41pm PT
I've climbed on knots in Czech and it wasn't nearly as bad as I had hoped. Mostly they were tied "bight" style meaning the two tails came out of the same end of the knot, No fancy knots there: most were overhands or figure-8s tied with various diameters of rope for different crack sizes. They would leave them a bit loose, stuff them into the crack, poke them back with a stick then cinch them down.

They were actually pretty damn bomber.
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
May 3, 2017 - 07:44pm PT
^^^ true...assuming you could find something to jab them into.
aspendougy

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
May 3, 2017 - 08:59pm PT
Is jamming stones into cracks, putting slings around them, and clipping in legal in Czechoslovakia?
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