Monday, October 8, 2012

A Quick Way To Shorten Your Purcell Prusik

Most of the time my Purcell prusik feels like it's the right length. It's 2 to 4 feet long and usually that's how far I want to be from my anchor. However there are times when I want to be closer.

Sometimes simple fixes aren't immediately obvious though. This is one I didn't see right away. An easy way to shorten your Purcell prusik, when an anchor is near your waist, is by adding a big overhand bight knot in the prusik cord near the 3-wrap prusik.

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