How to tie knots? Explanatory diagrams.
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For tying in
For the anchor
Flat overhand bend
For joining two ropes
Bowline knot with backup knot
Easier to untie than the figure 8 knot
WARNING: backup knot mandatory (e.g. with a double overhand knot)
Rapid-adjust anchor knot
Friction hitch, does not lock the rope
Used to equalize anchors when installing a fixed vertical line or traverse line.
The bowline on a bight can be easier to undo after significant loading.
Bowline on a bight
One of the few knots that minimizes rope strength loss, this knot may be used to isolate a damaged section of rope.
It can also be used to equalize two widely separated anchors in conjunction with a figure 8 knot.