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Old 10-15-2005, 05:37 PM
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Okay, I've got all the bits and pieces together to set-up my anchor trolley and I've dilegently searched this and other forums for all the info I need to get it done. One problem: many of you have used a "Barrel Knot" to tie your trolley lines to the central ring or carabiner - I've seen the pics, but don't recognize the knot - it looks like a Hangman's Knot, or a Uni-Knot. The only Barrel Knot I know of is used to join two lines together (aka Blood Knot). Can someone show me how this "Barrel Knot" everyone uses is made or direct me to a website that can? Picture below of the knot I'm looking for. Thanks for your help.
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Old 10-15-2005, 05:37 PM
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Okay, I've got all the bits and pieces together to set-up my anchor trolley and I've dilegently searched this and other forums for all the info I need to get it done. One problem: many of you have used a "Barrel Knot" to tie your trolley lines to the central ring or carabiner - I've seen the pics, but don't recognize the knot - it looks like a Hangman's Knot, or a Uni-Knot. The only Barrel Knot I know of is used to join two lines together (aka Blood Knot). Can someone show me how this "Barrel Knot" everyone uses is made or direct me to a website that can? Picture below of the knot I'm looking for. Thanks for your help.
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Old 10-15-2005, 07:12 PM
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Terry,

It's a Uni...

http://www.netknots.com/html/uni.html
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Old 10-16-2005, 04:01 PM
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Thanks, BFM. I used the Uni to finish the trolley today. Came out nice.
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Old 11-03-2005, 12:58 PM
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Hi there,
A barrel knot is often used in climbing as a backup knot for something like a figure eight on a bight. It's a form of stopper knot. It's not to increase the strenght of the original knot (figure eight), it just ties the loose end out of the way. If you tie a barrel knot back onto the rope, you get something like a Uni. I use it all the time. It's easy to tie, holds extremely well, and you can change the size of the knot by increasing the number of turns. Here's a link to see pictures of the barrel knot:
http://www.indoorclimbing.com/Stopper_Knot.html
So many knots, so little time. (c:
Take care,
Steve
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Old 11-04-2005, 09:30 AM
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Ooops, late on seeing this one. Just for reference, when tying heavier line like for an anchor trolley, I like the scaffold knot. Similar to a uni, which I use on my fishing line.

http://www.tampabayangler.com/knots.htm
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Old 11-04-2005, 10:41 AM
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Good information is always useful; thanks bnz. If I find that I have to retie the trolley, I'll give the scaffold knot a try.
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