Simple and Safe Rigging | Advantages to using a Knot in an Equalized or Distributive Anchor

Written By: Lance Piatt

Reasons why it would be advantageous to use a knot in an equalized anchor… The advantages of not tying a knot in an equalized anchor are many, but so are the reason FOR tying a knot. This video is showing a multi point (three point) load distributing anchor. This multi point anchor system lessens the potential for shock loading. It is best to keep the angle at or around 90°. We are here at The Rigging Lab at Rescue Response Gear with a great new rigging and rescue and climbing video… As you will see, the reasons for putting a knot or collection point in your load distributive or equalized anchor are pretty compelling. Should you loose one line of the three, your safety is still insured by the other strands or rope. This is important to remember and know, especially when dealing with heavier loads, but even the lightest of people require a safety factor beyond their own body weight. The main situation and focused reason for a tied collection point is the focused direction or the line of pull. So long as the line of pull is not going to vary more than just a few degrees, the knot is the best way to go. An overhand knot is perfectly fine for rope. If webbing, consider a figure 8 on a bight. Have fun, be safe and aware.

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