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[[Figure eight on a bight]]<br>
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[[Alpine Butterfly knot]]<br>
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[[Figure eight follow-through]]<br>
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[[Water knot]]<br>
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[[Double fisherman's knot]] (Grapevine)<br>
[[Double fisherman's knot]] (Grapevine)<br>
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[[Safety knot]]<br>
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[[Figure eight follow-through]]<br>
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[[Figure eight on a bight]]<br>
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[[Figure six knot]]<br>
 
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[[Alpine Butterfly knot]]<br>
 
[[Figure eight on bend]]<br>
[[Figure eight on bend]]<br>
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[[Prusik knot]]
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[[Figure eight knot]]<br>
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[[Prusik knot]] <br>
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[[Safety knot]]<br>
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[[Water knot]]<br>
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Here are the climbing knots for [[Boy Scouts]], [[Varsity Scouts]], and [[Ventures]].
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Here are the climbing knots for [[Boy Scouts]], [[Varsity Scouts]], and [[Venturers]].
Other climbing knots with animated instructions are on other pages:
Other climbing knots with animated instructions are on other pages:
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* [[Bowline on a Bight]] is on the [[Sailing knots]] page.
* [[Bowline on a Bight]] is on the [[Sailing knots]] page.
* [[Fisherman's Knot]] is on the [[Fishing knots]] page.
* [[Fisherman's Knot]] is on the [[Fishing knots]] page.
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==Alpine Butterfly knot==
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[[Image:Alpine Butterfly.gif|frame|left]][[Image:Alpine Butterfly knot.jpg|frame|right]]{{Shortcut|[[Alpine Butterfly]]}}
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The Alpine Butterly Knot provides a secure loop in the middle of a line.
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==Figure eight on a bight==
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[[Image:Figure 8 on a bight.GIF|frame|right]]{{Shortcut|[[Figure eight on a bight]]<br>[[Figure 8 on a bight]]}}
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{{ABOK| # 1053, p 191}} {{Grog|The Alpine Butterfly provides a secure loop in the middle of a piece of rope. Load can be safely applied: from the loop to either end of the rope; between the two ends with the loop hanging free; or, to the loop with the load spread between the two ends.}}
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Comments
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;Required for:
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* [[Climbing]] Merit Badge #7
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* [[Cave Exploration (Ranger Award elective)]] #2a.
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;Video Lessons
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*[http://www.animatedknots.com/alpinebutterfly/index.php Grog's Animated Knots: Alpine Butterfly] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/123343_how-tie-alpine-butterfly-knot.htm Video: Alpine Butterfly Knot] -[http://www.expertvillage.com/video/85729_rope-bends-alpine-butterfly.htm Video: Alpine Butterfly Bend]
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==Figure eight follow-through==
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==Double fisherman's knot==
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{{Shortcut|[[Figure eight follow-through]]<br>[[Figure 8 follow-through]]}}[[Image:Figure eight follow-through.gif|frame|left|Press [F5] Refresh<br>to run again]][[Image:Figure eight follow-through.jpg|frame|right]]
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[[Image:Double Fishermans.gif|frame|left]]{{Shortcut|[[Double fisherman's knot]]<br>[[Grapevine knot]]}}
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Comments
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The Double Fisherman's Knot is a strong knot for tying two similar size ropes or lines together.
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{{ABOK|# 294, p 50}} {{Grog|The Double Fisherman's Knot consists of two double overhand knots, each tied round the other standing end.}}
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* [[Climbing]] Merit Badge #7
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* [[Climbing]] Merit Badge #7, [[Mountaineering (Ranger Award elective)]] #3.
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;Video Lessons
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*[http://www.animatedknots.com/doublefishermans/index.php Grog's Animated Knots: Double Fisherman's Knot] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/123509_tying-double-fisherman-s-knots.htm Video: Double Fisherman's Knots]
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Tie a [[Figure Eight]] as you normally would with a loop over the top. Loop under. Go down through the hole. Instead of pulling tight, loop back into the knot retracing the path of the Figure Eight. Pull tight.
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The Figure Eight Follow Through is one of the [[Forty Knots]].
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==Figure eight on a bight==
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[[Image:Figure_Eight_Loop.gif|frame|right]]{{Shortcut|[[Figure eight on a bight]]<br>[[Figure 8 on a bight]]<br>[[Figure Eight Loop]]}}
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:''Also see: [[Figure eight]].
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{{ ABOK|# 1085, p 197}} and {{ABOK|# 1047, p. 190}} {{Grog|The Double Figure Eight Loop is based on the simple figure of eight stopper knot (picture on right). For photography, the two loops (above) have been made small.}}
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The Figure 8 on a Bight (Figure Eight Loop) is an easy to tie knot to put a loop at the end of a rope but can be very hard to untie. The Figure Eight Loop is also known as a Flemish Loop and is functionally the same as a Figure Eight Follow Through. Figure Eight Loop is like a [[Figure Eight]] but tied using a loop (bight) instead of a single rope.
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==Water knot==
 
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{{Shortcut|[[Water knot]]}}[[Image:Water knot.gif|frame|right]][[Image:Water knot.jpg|frame|left]]
 
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Comments
 
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* [[Climbing]] Merit Badge #7
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*[[Mountaineering (Ranger Award elective)]] #3.
;Instructions
;Instructions
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*Tie a [[Figure Eight Knot]] using a loop (or bight) instead of a single rope, loop over the top. Loop under. Go down through the hole. Pull tight.
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;Lesson Videos
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* [http://www.animatedknots.com/fig8loopdoublerescue/index.php Grog's Animated Knots: Fig 8 Double Loop] - [http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-tie-a-double-figure-eight-loop-knot-aka-bunny-ears-265446/ Wonder How To Video: Double Figure Eight Loop Knot (Bunny Ears)] - [http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-tie-a-double-figure-of-eight-knot-for-fishing-266325/ Wonder How To Video: Double Figure Of Eight Knot For Fishing] - [http://www.animatedknots.com/fig8loopdouble/index.php Grog's Animated Knots: Figure Eight Double Loop]
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*[http://www.animatedknots.com/fig8loopdouble/index.php Grog's Animated Knots: Figure Eight Double Loop]
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==Double fisherman's knot==
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==Figure eight follow-through==
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[[Image:Double Fishermans.gif|frame|left]]{{Shortcut|[[Double fisherman's knot]]<br>[[Grapevine knot]]}}
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{{Shortcut|[[Figure eight follow-through]]<br>[[Figure 8 follow-through]]}}[[Image:Figure eight follow-through.gif|frame|left|Press [F5] Refresh<br>to run again]][[Image:Figure eight follow-through.jpg|frame|right]]
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Comments
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:''Also see: [[Figure eight]].
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{{Grog|The Figure Eight Follow Through allows the simple and reliable figure eight loop to be tied to a ring, a carabiner, or your own harness. It is easily remembered, easily visualized, and easily checked.}}
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;Required for:
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* [[Climbing]] Merit Badge #7
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* [[Climbing]] Merit Badge #7, [[Mountaineering (Ranger Award elective)]] #3.
;Instructions
;Instructions
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*Tie a [[Figure Eight]] as you normally would with a loop over the top. Loop under. Go down through the hole. Instead of pulling tight, loop back into the knot retracing the path of the Figure Eight. Pull tight.
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;Video Lessons
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*[http://www.animatedknots.com/fig8follow/index.php Grog's Animated Knots: Figure Eight Follow Through] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/123037_tying-figure-8-knots-with.htm Video: Figure-8 Follow-Through]
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==Safety knot==
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==Figure eight on bend==
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[[Image:Safety knot.gif|frame|right]]{{Shortcut|[[Safety knot]]}}
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[[Image:Figure eight on bend.jpg|frame|left]]{{Shortcut|[[Figure eight on bend]]}}
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Comments
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:''Also see: [[Figure eight]].
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{{ABOK|# 1411, p 258}} Per Ashly: ''"The Figure-Eight Bend...is seldom used. It is bulky and bothersome to tie..."
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;Required for:
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* [[Climbing]] Merit Badge #7
* [[Climbing]] Merit Badge #7
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*[http://www.animatedknots.com/fig8join/index.php Grog's Animated Knots: Figure Eight Bend (Join)] -
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==Figure six knot==
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==Figure eight knot==
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[[Image:Figure six knot.gif|frame|left]]{{Shortcut|[[Figure six knot]]<br>[[Figure six]]<br>[[Figure 6]]}}
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[[Image:Figure_Eight.gif|frame|left]]{{Shortcut|[[Figure eight knot]]<br>[[Figure eight]]<br>[[Figure 8]]}}
Comments
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*[[Cave Exploration (Ranger Award elective)]] #2a.
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==Alpine Butterfly knot==
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==Prusik knot==
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{{Shortcut|[[Alpine Butterfly]]<br>[[Butterfly knot]]}}[[Image:Alpine Butterfly.gif|frame|right]][[Image:Alpine Butterfly knot.jpg|frame|left]]
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{{Shortcut|[[Prusik knot]]<br>[[Prusik]]}}[[Image:Prusik knot.jpg|frame|right]][[Image:Prusik knot.gif|frame|left]]
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{{ABOK|# 1763, p. 300}}) The Prusik Knot attaches smaller cord or tape to a larger rope, providing a handhold or attachment point.
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*[[Cave Exploration (Ranger Award elective)]] #2a.
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*[http://www.animatedknots.com/prusik/index.php Grog's Animated Knots: Prusik Knot] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/123344_what-prusik-knot.htm Video: What is a Prusik Knot?] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/123345_how-tie-prusik-knot.htm Video: Prusik Knot]
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==Figure eight on bend==
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==Safety knot==
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{{Shortcut|[[Figure eight on bend]]<br>[[Figure 8 on bend]]<br>[[Figure eight on a bend]]}}[[Image:Figure eight on bend.jpg|frame|left]]
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[[Image:Safety knot.gif|frame|right]]{{Shortcut|[[Safety knot]]}}
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Comments
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* [[Climbing]] Merit Badge #7
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==Prusik knot==
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==Water knot==
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{{Shortcut|[[Prusik knot]]<br>[[Prusik]]}}[[Image:Prusik knot.jpg|frame|right]][[Image:Prusik knot.gif|frame|left]]
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{{Shortcut|[[Water knot]]}}[[Image:Water knot.gif|frame|right]][[Image:Water knot.jpg|frame|left]]
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Comments
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{{ABOK|# 296, p 50}} Ashly states that the Water Knot is''"compact and reliable."''
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* [[Climbing]] Merit Badge #7
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*Tie an [[overhand knot]] loosely in one of the two ropes or straps to be joined. Thread the second rope or strap in the reverse direction following the overhand knot in the other rope or strap. Pull both tight at the same time.
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;Video Lessons
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*[http://www.animatedknots.com/waterknot/index.php Grog's Animated Knots: Water Knot]
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==External links==
==External links==
{{Knot Links}}
{{Knot Links}}
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* [http://www.geocities.com/roo_two/clovehitch.html Notable knot Index] - shows quick method of tying
 
* [[Media:Step-By-Step-Knots-11-Basic-Scout-Knots.pdf|Step-By-Step knots]] {{PDF}}: 11 Basic knots fit on the front and back of one page.
* [[Media:Step-By-Step-Knots-11-Basic-Scout-Knots.pdf|Step-By-Step knots]] {{PDF}}: 11 Basic knots fit on the front and back of one page.
* [[Media:Six-Boy-Scout-Knots.pdf|Six Boy Scout knots]] {{PDF}} by John Geffre
* [[Media:Six-Boy-Scout-Knots.pdf|Six Boy Scout knots]] {{PDF}} by John Geffre
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* [http://www.geocities.com/roo_two/knotindex.html The Notable knot Index]
* [http://www.geocities.com/roo_two/knotindex.html The Notable knot Index]
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Animated Knots show you how to tie Basic Knots, Fishing Knots, Sailing Knots, Climbing Knots, Forty Knots,
Special Knots, and Advanced Knots, for Wolf, Bear, Webelos, Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class.


Contents
Alpine Butterfly knot
Double fisherman's knot (Grapevine)
Figure eight follow-through
Figure eight on a bight
Figure eight on bend
Figure eight knot
Prusik knot
Safety knot
Water knot

Here are the climbing knots for Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers.

Other climbing knots with animated instructions are on other pages:

Alpine Butterfly knot

Shortcut:
Alpine Butterfly

The Alpine Butterly Knot provides a secure loop in the middle of a line.

See The Ashley Book of Knots # 1053, p 191. Grog notes: "The Alpine Butterfly provides a secure loop in the middle of a piece of rope. Load can be safely applied: from the loop to either end of the rope; between the two ends with the loop hanging free; or, to the loop with the load spread between the two ends."

Required for
Video Lessons
[back to top]

Double fisherman's knot

Shortcut:
Double fisherman's knot
Grapevine knot

The Double Fisherman's Knot is a strong knot for tying two similar size ropes or lines together.

See The Ashley Book of Knots # 294, p 50. Grog notes: "The Double Fisherman's Knot consists of two double overhand knots, each tied round the other standing end."

Required for
Video Lessons
[back to top]

Figure eight on a bight

Shortcut:
Figure eight on a bight
Figure 8 on a bight
Figure Eight Loop
Also see: Figure eight.

See The Ashley Book of Knots # 1085, p 197. and See The Ashley Book of Knots # 1047, p. 190. Grog notes: "The Double Figure Eight Loop is based on the simple figure of eight stopper knot (picture on right). For photography, the two loops (above) have been made small."

The Figure 8 on a Bight (Figure Eight Loop) is an easy to tie knot to put a loop at the end of a rope but can be very hard to untie. The Figure Eight Loop is also known as a Flemish Loop and is functionally the same as a Figure Eight Follow Through. Figure Eight Loop is like a Figure Eight but tied using a loop (bight) instead of a single rope.

Required for
Instructions
  • Tie a Figure Eight Knot using a loop (or bight) instead of a single rope, loop over the top. Loop under. Go down through the hole. Pull tight.
Lesson Videos


[back to top]

Figure eight follow-through

Shortcut:
Figure eight follow-through
Figure 8 follow-through
Press [F5] Refreshto run again
Press [F5] Refresh
to run again
Also see: Figure eight.

Grog notes: "The Figure Eight Follow Through allows the simple and reliable figure eight loop to be tied to a ring, a carabiner, or your own harness. It is easily remembered, easily visualized, and easily checked."

Required for
Instructions
  • Tie a Figure Eight as you normally would with a loop over the top. Loop under. Go down through the hole. Instead of pulling tight, loop back into the knot retracing the path of the Figure Eight. Pull tight.
Video Lessons
[back to top]

Figure eight on bend

Shortcut:
Figure eight on bend
Also see: Figure eight.

See The Ashley Book of Knots # 1411, p 258. Per Ashly: "The Figure-Eight Bend...is seldom used. It is bulky and bothersome to tie..."

Required for
Video Lessons
[back to top]

Figure eight knot

Shortcut:
Figure eight knot
Figure eight
Figure 8

Comments

Required for
[back to top]

Prusik knot

Shortcut:
Prusik knot
Prusik

See The Ashley Book of Knots # 1763, p. 300.) The Prusik Knot attaches smaller cord or tape to a larger rope, providing a handhold or attachment point.

Required for
Video Lessons
[back to top]

Safety knot

Shortcut:
Safety knot
Required for
[back to top]

Water knot

Shortcut:
Water knot

See The Ashley Book of Knots # 296, p 50. Ashly states that the Water Knot is"compact and reliable."

Required for
Instructions
  • Tie an overhand knot loosely in one of the two ropes or straps to be joined. Thread the second rope or strap in the reverse direction following the overhand knot in the other rope or strap. Pull both tight at the same time.
Video Lessons
[back to top]

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