I used to climb DdRT with a Hitch Climber and a tied termination.
I moved the carabiner holding my knot to the middle hole and from then on never had a problem with the knot interfering with my hitch.
I used an eye/eye 28" (IIRC) piece of icetail, then OP, then HRC for hitch cord and the knot sat just below the vulnerable part of the wraps down by the crossovers.
Of course a splice is better, but a knot can be managed by using the other hole.
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Originally Posted by woodworkingboy
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Thanks for the links Tim I enjoyed reading them. Trying to get as much information as I can before I try anything. The loop system is interesting. I'll have to try different ropes with a tied termination. I bought a box of rope a few months back and ended up with three climb lines. Always something more to try and learn.
I'm using a 8mm OP on 1/2" NE Hi-Vee. Grips and slides smooth with a XT hitch, but looking forward to trying a 9mm e2e. It's between these two. Can't make up my mind, if any of you have experience with these I would like to hear your thoughts.
climbhigh - is that half of a rope runner with a hh hitch tied above it in your profile picture? How long have you been climbing on that? What inspired you to try it? Does it work well?
Washing rope helps. I wash brand new rope, no break in that way. I use tenex blue and yellow. Same melting point as oceans and that's popular, don't get y tenex ain't
On 1/2 xtc fire I might add I'm 185 with gear I tie a 6 tuck 1 michoacan then unravel it to a 4/3 vt with the Mexican finish , been on that forever now. Hope I help.