Tarbuck knot

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Tarbuck knot
Category Running
Origin Kenneth Tarbuck
Releasing Non-jamming
Typical use Climbing (obsolete)
CaveatThe knot grips adequately, but under sudden stress will slide to a limited extent thus reducing shock loading.

The Tarbuck knot was developed by Kenneth Tarbuck for use by climbers, and was primarily used with stranded nylon ropes before the advent of kernmantle ropes made this use both unnecessary and unsafe. [1] It is used when the rope is subject to heavy or sudden loads, as it will slide to a limited extent thus reducing shock. The knot is non-jamming.



Kenneth Tarbuck was an avid climber and skier and developed the Tarbuck knot around 1952. [1]

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