The rule supposedly is that you want a friction hitch to be 3mm smaller than the diameter of rope you are trying to grab and to use 3 wraps. We did a bunch of tests and here are the numbers:
*Auto Block 3 wraps - slips at 1.34kN, 4 wraps - slips at 5.32kn
*Paracord doubled twice 8.90kN
*Paracord in a loop 4.06kN
5MM ACCESSORY CORD:
*Prusik 8.16kN and 5.36kn
*Klemheist 7kN-ish Slips and locked off and broke at 11.62kN
*Auto Block: 3 wraps - 0.36kN Slips / 4 wraps - 3.62kn Slips
7MM ACCESSORY CORD:
*Prusik 7.9kN and 5.18kN
*Klemheist 3.3kN Slips
*Auto Block: 4 wraps - 0.8kN Slips HOLLOW BLOCK 14KN MBS:
*Auto Block: 3 wraps - 0.42kN Slips / 4 wraps - 1.38kn Slips
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