In a message dated 3/30/2011 8:00:53 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> I am curious how temporary guys could stretch so much to lay a tower on
side, perhaps the guy anchors were very far away? The Trucker's Hitch is
great advice, I have used this knot to for securing tower or reels of
hardline when transporting them home.
The problem is that you can only stretch rope so much by pulling
on it and then you get a 200# climber on the tower and that can be enough to
stretch them some more. That's why the trucker's hitch is so helpful
because it puts a bunch more tension on the rope.
I've also used a Klein Haven rope grip and comealong in the past
to tension rope but hardly anyone has one of those. The trucker's hitch can
be used by anyone.
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