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The Klemheist Knot or Machard knot is a type of friction hitch that grips the rope when weight is applied, and is free to move when the weight is released. It is used similarly to a Prusik knot or the Bachmann knot to ascend or descend a climbing rope.  More About the Kleimheist Knot One advantage of the Klemheist Knot is that webbing can be used as an alternative to cord. The Klemheist is easier to slide up than a Prusik, and is also a way to attach a snubber to the anchor rope of small boats, with the advantage...

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