Hitches, Knots and Slings

 

One-Eye Hitches

The advent of the modern split-tail system introduced the use of one- and two-eye climbing tails. Shown below arearious popular hitches that are used for one- and two-eye tails.

Tautline Hitch

Tautline Hitch

English Prusik Hitch

English Prusik Hitch

Prusik Hitch

Prusik Hitch

Blakes Hitch

Blakes Hitch

 

Two-Eye Hitches

Two-eye tails, or eye-and-eye tails, can be made from single-end Tenex, Ice Tail, Bail Out, or Prusik Cord. This system offers the climber the benefits of having both ends attached to the saddle in addition to a balanced hitch that cannot roll out.

Distel Hitch

Distel Hitch 

Schwabisch Hitch

Schwabisch Hitch

Valdotain Hitch

Valdotain Hitch


Terminations
Anchor Knot

Anchor Knot

Velocity Splice

Velocity Splice

Buntline Knot

Buntline Knot

ArborMaster® Girth Hitch

ArborMaster® Girth Hitch

Triple Fisherman Knot

Triple Fisherman Knot

​TENEX ROPE TOOLS

Professional arborists have found Tenex and Tenex-TEC to be the perfect products for producing these fabricated rope tools.

 
Endless Loop Sling

Sometimes called a fixed loop, this tools is constructed using an end-for-end splice. It is commonly used for a re-direct, foothold, or other useful applications.

Tenex-TEC Rope Tools_Endless Loop Sling
 
Loopie

This is an adjustable loop sling generally used in rigging applications. It is constructed using an end-for-end splice. It it important to note that when the sling is "choked" the attachment point for the sling is through the center of the buried part.

Tenex-TEC Rope Tools_Loopie
 
Tenex Eye-and-Eye Tail

The eye-and-eye tail is a spliced section of cordage that is used to form the climbing hitch in a split-tail climbing system. It has small eyes on both ends and is used primarily for climbing hitches such as the Valdotain, Distel, or Schwabisch

Tenex-TEC Rope Tools_Eye-Eye Tail
 
Spider Leg Balancer

This is a variation of the TreeRig sling with an extra long eye spliced into one end. This would be used either singly or with multiple spider balancers, in conjunction with a rigging line, to balance pieces being lowered to the ground. It is recommended that the spider balancer be sized 1/8" smaller than the rigging line.

Tenex-TEC Rope Tools_Spider Leg Balancer