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One Stick autoblock/friction hitch

Mschmeiske

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For those of you that one stick, I was curious what you use for a back up autoblock/friction hitch? I’m using 8mm rope for rappelling, any recommendations?
 

enkriss

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When tethered in for the hunt I backup up the safeguard with a sterling hollow block klemheist back into the biner but rappelling down and ascending I don’t back it up.
 

Mschmeiske

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When tethered in for the hunt I backup up the safeguard with a sterling hollow block klemheist back into the biner but rappelling down and ascending I don’t back it up.
I have a Sterling Hollowblock that I used for an autoblock, but it wasn’t gripping very well. I’ll try it with a Klemheist.
 

Mschmeiske

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I think the klemheist is the ticket for the sterling hollowblock on 8mm oplux. I just tried wrenching on it by hand and it wouldn’t move. I’ll try from the ground in a tree soon.
 

808sh

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First video shows what I'm using at hunting height as a back up

Second video shows how I've been repelling

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Brocky

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I think the klemheist is the ticket for the sterling hollowblock on 8mm oplux. I just tried wrenching on it by hand and it wouldn’t move. I’ll try from the ground in a tree soon.
Klemheist was the only hitch that I could get to work reliably with the Hollowbloc, all others would not grab consistently.
 
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