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How to Tie a Purcell Prusik Loop for Rock Climbing

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Mar 2, 2022 • 4 min read

Rock climbers often use the Purcell Prusik loop, a popular friction hitch, as a personal anchor system to belay or rappel. Learning the pros and cons of this hitch can help climbers understand the best situations to utilize it in.