KOTM: Prusik

Knot of the Month - Prusik Knot


  • prusik.jpgBi-directional Friction Hitch

  • Will grip when tensioned and slide when eased. (in either direction)

  • Used to grip a rope in a haul system

  • Used as a brake knot to prevent a haul line from slipping out and giving up your progress



  • You should use 3-4 wraps (can use more)


Visit AnimatedKnots.com for step-by-step visual instructions or watch a YouTube Video here.


Photo by Steve K, 2012