/ Re-threading a hex - knot inside hex..?
It was standard practice for size 10 and 11 hexes when I started climbing in the early 1990s.
It looks good but it is tricky to keep an eye on the knot!
Keep the knot outside. When you drop your belay plate you can always use a hex as a makeshift plate.
I do it!
Shame as it would save a fortune by just making our own slings and gear as was done until fairly recently!
I re-threaded my large Hexs with 20mm tubular tape and tied a tape knot inside the Hex - left decent tails and stitched them, before working the knot inside.
It's a much smaller knot than a double Fishereman's in 8mm or 9mm rope.
If you're desperate, you could cut it off with your knife.
Out of interest I have now tied the knot on 7mm or 8mm cord inside a medium sized hex. Total pain to stuff the knot inside, then tuck the tails in and still a pain to fiddle the whole thing out again if needed. I'll leave my knots outside.
Good idea. And I recommend attaching your belay plate to a small length of thin cord which can be clipped back to your harness so you never drop your plate. I've seen at least 4 instances of dropped belay plates so it is well worth doing. Happy climbing.
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