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    Hennessy ropes with a valdotain tresse

    I have never even tried the ’Hennessy lashing’ but I’ve been using the becket hitch before (which works fine). But I wanted something easier to adjust and since I was already familiar with some tree climbing stuff I decided to try how a valdotain tresse hitch would work. Valdotain tresse - if someone should not know - is a friction hitch mainly used by climbing arborists. It turned out working really well on the Hennessy ropes! I use 6 mm accessory cord and DMM XSRE mini carabiners.

    Here’s a short video of my system:

    https://youtu.be/ANOZulOsb5A,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haapasaari View Post
    ...valdotain tresse hitch would work. Valdotain tresse - if someone should not know - is a friction hitch mainly used by climbing arborists.
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    I had never heard of it before, nor seen it in any videos or photos but that's a nifty looking hitch. Seems like you've got all the adjustment you'd ever need and it appears to be quick to set or quick to change. Nicely done.

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    Hennessy ropes with a valdotain tresse

    That’s is pretty awesome! Any links on how to tie it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TxAggie View Post
    That’s is pretty awesome! Any links on how to tie it?
    Sure, here’s one:

    https://www.netknots.com/rope_knots/valdotain-tresse

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    Hennessy ropes with a valdotain tresse

    Haapasaari, your Valdotain tresse is a wonderful climbers knot-hitch Very interesting! I love knots.
    I’ve eliminated all friction knots—slip and grip knots for my hammock suspensions. I’m skeeerd my amsteel will turn black-char and be weakened, then I’d have to throw it out and get new amsteel.
    Some of my suspensions used friction knots in the past—-no more for me.
    I do use friction knots—slip and grip knots on tarp lines.
    Maybe if I had some of your climbing rope—I’d want to try Valdotain tresse and variants—they are wonderful knots-hitches!

    Phantom—skeeerd of heights

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    Lol...Read the title and thought 'tree climber'. Welcome to HF.

    I've probably tried it as well as many other friction hitches with my Hitch Hiker and Rope Wrench.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom Grappler View Post
    Haapasaari, your Valdotain tresse is a wonderful climbers knot-hitch Very interesting! I love knots.
    I’ve eliminated all friction knots—slip and grip knots for my hammock suspensions. I’m skeeerd my amsteel will turn black-char and be weakened, then I’d have to throw it out and get new amsteel.
    Some of my suspensions used friction knots in the past—-no more for me.
    I do use friction knots—slip and grip knots on tarp lines.
    Maybe if I had some of your climbing rope—I’d want to try Valdotain tresse and variants—they are wonderful knots-hitches!

    Phantom—skeeerd of heights
    I’m actually moving to Dutch’s Beetle Buckle system once my Chameleon arrives. Just thought I’d want to record this method before I sell my Hennessy. I like ropes, but they get bulky very fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    Lol...Read the title and thought 'tree climber'. Welcome to HF.
    Thanks! I’m not a professional arborist or anything. Just rec climbing.

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    That is a great looking friction knot. I have a HH and think I will give this a shot.
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    Has anyone ever tried this with Amstel?


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