The Klemheist Knot is tied by making a Prusik Loop with line or rope that is no more than 1/2 the diameter of the main, static rope. The resulting friction knot loop can then slide up the rope but grips when subjected to load. It can also slide down a line by gripping the knot itself with no load applied.
Klemheist Knot Tying Instructions
- Place a loop consisting of cordage no more than 1/2 the diameter of the main line behind the static line.
- Make a wrap around the static line with the loop on the right.
- Repeat two more times working from bottom to top.
- Feed left hand loop through loop on right.
- Pull left hand loop back over to left side of static line and pull down hard to set the knot.
- Grasp entire knot and slide up the static line. Load and grip the knot to the static line with weight to the loop.