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Stone Knot (Stein Knot)

Description

The stone knot is used to isolate two rappel strands so that rappellers can rappel down either strand independently. There are four different variations of the stone knot:

All variations are acceptable.

Advantages

The stone knot allows rappellers to select whether they want to rappel single strand or double strand. It can speed things up if you have a large group and you want to overlap the getting-on-rappel and getting-off-rappel stages.

Disadvantages

The stone knot does not allow you to lower a stuck rappeller.

The last one down needs to remove the stone knot before rappelling down.

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