A block and tackle is a system of two or more pulleys with a rope or cable threaded between them, usually used to lift or pull heavy loads.
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A friction hitch is a kind of knot used to attach one rope to another in a way that is easily adjusted.
Mechanical advantage is a measure of the force amplification achieved by using a tool, mechanical device or machine system.
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Mountain rescue refers to search and rescue activities that occur in a mountainous environment, although the term is sometimes also used to apply to search and rescue in other wilderness environments.
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A Prusik is a friction hitch or knot used to put a loop of cord around a rope, applied in climbing, canyoneering, mountaineering, caving, rope rescue, and by arborists.
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A pulley is a wheel on an axle or shaft that is designed to support movement and change of direction of a cable or belt along its circumference.
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Rock climbing is an activity in which participants climb up, down or across natural rock formations or artificial rock walls.
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The trucker's hitch is a compound knot commonly used for securing loads on trucks or trailers.
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A Tyrolean traverse is a method of crossing through free space between two high points on a rope without a hanging cart or cart equivalent.
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Whitewater, usually spelled white water in both American and British English, is formed in a rapid, when a river's gradient increases enough to create so much turbulence that air is entrained into the water body, that is, it forms a bubbly or aerated and unstable current; the frothy water appears white.
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