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bigtoeski


Jul 9, 2003, 4:56 PM
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I would like to learn the mountaineers coil or butterfly but can't find any sites that show how to tie it. Does anyone know of any illustrations on how to tie these?

Whenever I throw the rope down it always gets into a big knot and I have to haul it back up to untangle it. Any help would be great. I have read about managment of rope but all of the words and vocab is new to me so I don't know what is trying to be explained. Illustrations would help the slower and mentally challenged as I myself am.


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I don't know of anywhere on the web, but you should pick up the book "Mountaineering: Freedom of the Hills" It covers just about everything you might need to know (including coiling). Its the bible of climbing and mountaineering...


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Mountaineers coil kinks the rope more. Avoid it unless you need it.

Lap coils or butterfly coils work best. When, and if, throwing a rappel rope it is often best to split the rope in half and create two butterfly coils (one with each half of the rope) after you thread it and throw one at a time. The reason is it tangles less.

get knots for climbers or MFOTH both explain the butterfly, among other things. Forget the mountaineers coil and learn the Kiwi (a variation of the mountaineers for tying in short).


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I don't know of anywhere on the web, but you should pick up the book "Mountaineering: Freedom of the Hills" It covers just about everything you might need to know (including coiling). Its the bible of climbing and mountaineering...

That covers it. You can always add to your library, but this is a great start.


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