What is prusik rope / reepschnur?

Auxiliary ropes such as prusik rope (reap schnur) can serve as a backup when abseiling or to make a station anchorage. The prusik rope is often static, so without stretch. You choose the right diameter depending on the diameter of the rope on which you will use the prusik rope.
The prusiks are available in different versions:
- Can be ordered separately per meter to tie yourself with the well-known Prusik knot
- Prusik ropes are also supplied by Canyonzone in the desired size.
- prusik with stitched rope ends.

For your information:

Prusikken is originally an American rescue technique within the sport of climbing in which you can climb up in a rope by means of two prusik ropes. For the technique, a short (approx. 40 cm) and a long (approx. 100 cm) prusik string are used, the ends of which are tied together so that two loose loops are created. Both loops are attached to the main rope with the prusik knot (the long one always above the short one). The climber is always secured to the short prusik and uses the long prusik (which runs behind the belt to keep him hanging upright) to push himself up with his legs. Once the climber hangs from the short prusik, the long one can be pushed up. Once the climber is in the long prusik, the short one can be pushed up. By constantly alternating weight from one loop to the other, you always end up hanging a meter higher or, if desired, lower on the rope.

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