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    Friday, June 11, 2010

    Radium Release Hitch

    Radium Release Hitch How To:

    The RRH is one of the more complicated ties which combines hitches bights and knots but it is very ingenious and used in multiple rope situations.

    1 3.3 meters of static 8 mm cord
    2 locking biners

    The Steps
    1) tie a figure 8 or overhand on a bight at the end of the 8 mm.
    2) Clip that into a locking carabiner with the loop next to the spine.
    2) loop through the second carabiner, back through the first, and then up again to the second,
    3) Complete with a M√ľnter hitch next to the gate of the second carabiner. The MH should be on the anchor side of the tie.
    4) Conduct a standard tie off with a half hitch on a bight around the three strands keeping it snug to the MH.
    5) Secure the half hitch with an overhand on a bight wrapping the 3 strands.

    A load-releasable 3:1 hitch that you can use between a pulley, passing a knot or untensioning a locked lowering device or locked up prussiks.

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