By CMC

Learn the best way to tie a High Strength Tie Off anchor from the CMC Rescue School.

While the high-strength tie-off, or the tensionless hitch, may be used to create a very strong anchor, it does have special considerations. The condition of the anchor point can reduce the rope strength by bending the rope too sharply or exposing it to a sharp edge. Since there is no knot involved, the theoretical strength is equal to the MBS of the rope used to tie the anchor.