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Pull Down Line

bj139

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After trying all the ways people have posted about where to attach your pull down line I have come to the conclusion that the best place is in the end loop on the rope. I have not managed to get it stuck in the tree by just leaving it attached to the end loop at all times and I never forget to attach it. This video shows a possible stuck rope situation.
 

gwhalin

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I always use an 80' Sterling HTP 10MM rope for climbing. Not good enough with throw line to get high enough to have a problem getting my rope out of tree with that length.
 

boyne bowhunter

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Any fancy tips for keeping it out of the way on the descent?
I try keep it off to my right hand side (the side I'm tending the tag end of the rope with). Then between a combination of my right leg and my tending arm I can keep it pushed off to that side and out of my way as I go down.
 

gwhalin

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I have never really had a problem with it getting in the way, so no tips I can think of.
 

gwhalin

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Paracord works fine, but I have had troubles at time getting the rope out if I am run through a tight crotch. Even had the paracord knot completely slip off the carabiner one time (poor tie on my part) which meant I had to climb back up to re-attach.

Now I am only girth hitching using a Flint Locker that I knot in place with a mid-rope alpine butterfly. Makes retrieval super easy as I am pulling on the tag end of my climbing rope and the Flint Locker removes rope on rope friction.
 

cedar paul

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I girth hitch my climbing line around the tree counter clockwise from the right side of the tree. I am presently using Knotch Quickie through the eye splice then connected around my climbing line. I have a prussic tied on to the left of the eye/Quickie connection and connect my retrieval line there. When you pull down the prussic and the Quickie will come down parallel and relatively friction free. As long as you connect your retrieval line so it is parallel with your climbing line you will not get your climbing line stuck regardless of navigating branches.
 

mtsrunner

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I girth hitch my climbing line around the tree counter clockwise from the right side of the tree. I am presently using Knotch Quickie through the eye splice then connected around my climbing line. I have a prussic tied on to the left of the eye/Quickie connection and connect my retrieval line there. When you pull down the prussic and the Quickie will come down parallel and relatively friction free. As long as you connect your retrieval line so it is parallel with your climbing line you will not get your climbing line stuck regardless of navigating branches.
Pics? I think I get what you’re doing, but would like to see your setup


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