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Alpine Coil

The Alpine Coil is a method used by climbers for carrying a rope, such that the rope remains attached to harnesses and ready for use. It is also known as a mountaineer's coil.

To Tie an Alpine Coil:

To carry a coil over your shoulder, bring both ends to the top of the newly made coil and form a bight in one of them.
alpine coil photo 1
Wrap the other end as shown and tuck it through the bight first formed.
alpine coil photo 2
Pull on the bight to close it and so trap the end.
alpine coil photo 3

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