If you’re in need of a ladder in a hurry, the Ladder Lashing is the knot for you. In this video, Bryan showcases the best technique for tying the Ladder Lashing and also offers a look at how it fits into our ongoing DIY Knot Board Display.
(Strength: 3/Security: 3/Stability: 1/Difficulty: 3) See below for what these ratings mean.
The Ladder Lashing is best tied with natural fiber ropes, as it will bite down on wood pieces a bit better than other lines. Also keep in mind that this is more of a field expedient solution and shouldn’t be placed under abnormal loads.
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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