A via ferrata is a protected climbing route and usually involves fixed anchor points and steel cable. On this Knot of the Week, Bryan demonstrates how to create a Crab Claw Via Ferrata Lanyard to keep yourself safely clipped into the steel cabling as you traverse a route.
The supplies needed to tie this Knot of the Week are listed below, be sure that you’re utilizing double-locking style carabiners to ensure safety and ease of use.
(Strength: 5/Security: 5/Stability: 5/Difficulty: 4) See below for what these ratings mean.
Each knot will be assigned a rating from 1-5 (1 representing the lowest score) based on the following four properties:
Strength – All knots will weaken the strength of a rope, however, there are knots that are stronger than others. The scale here will reflect how strong the rope remains with the specified knot.
Security – The security scale refers to how well the knot will stay tied, and resist coming loose under a normal load.
Stability – Stability refers to how easily the knot will come untied under an abnormal load (i.e. the knot being pulled in a direction it was not intended to) A lower score here represents instability.
Difficulty – The lower the number, the easier a knot is to tie.
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