Remove any foot device used. Place one hand on top of the Blake's Hitch and the other hand on the hauling part of the rope below the Blake's Hitch. Apply slight pressure to the top of the Blake's Hitch and you will descend. The hand on the hauling pail of the rope under the Blake's hitch, acts as an emergency brake. The more pressure you apply to the top of the knot, the faster you will descend. Remember, the hauling part of the rope will actually be moving UP when you are descending! nescendLsloM^ Descending too rapidly will burn the rope on the inside of the Blake's Hitch and could, in extreme cases, result in the failure of the knot.
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