Prusik loops provides progress capture, tandem prusik belay and optimal rope grab for rope rescue. Does away with bulky, time-consuming knots and is stronger with its sewn loop construction.
A hitch is a type of knot that must be tied around another object to maintain its structure. In the case of a Prusik hitch, it is tied around another rope. The unique aspect of a Prusik hitch is that it slides freely along the other rope when unloaded yet grabs tightly when loaded.