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According to the most comprehensive reference ever written on bowlines, the EBSB bowline (which is a variation of another variation, called the EBDB bowline, together with a sort of Yosemite finish) is probably the safest easily undone tie-in knot for climbing. It looks like this:

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Now that's what I call a big picture.

I can modify my EBDB bowline until it looks exactly like this knot. I'm pretty sure it's the very same, but I want to be over-sure. I can't find a reference that teaches to tie this knot step by step anywhere. Can someone help?

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    It takes 59 pages to get to a selection of the 4 most suitable 'creations' (authors term) and why they are superior in every way to the Fig 8. For the author, who obviously enjoys his deep knowledge of knots, I have no doubt they are superior. I taught climbing for 10 year, I have doubts anything more complex than a Fig8 can safely be called safe in a public forum. – user5330 Jun 21 '17 at 9:50
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    @Liam your answer is not about the EBSB bowline. There is a step where the rope must be passed inside two loops instead of one, and I want to be sure I'm passing it correctly. – QuantumBrick Jun 21 '17 at 15:03
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    @mattnz criticising the bowline is mainstream. Many people keep saying it is a hard to inspect knot, or that it slips, etc. These are just not true. Tying in with a simple bowline with a double fisherman as a finish is failproof. Ask any sailor. The reason to use a bowline variation with a tripled rope passing in the working loop is to minimise wearing due to hard falling and keep the rope intact, and the reason to use a Yosemite finish is to secure the knot tight. You don't like the knot, you don't use it. I can remember at least two serious accidents related to using the fig8. – QuantumBrick Jun 21 '17 at 15:10
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    @QuantumBrick: My observation is not criticizing the Bowline. Its making a comment about the amount of effort it takes o become proficient in knots. A climber can go a very long way on 3 or 4 simple and reliable knots, and a Bowline is just not one of them – user5330 Jun 22 '17 at 5:14
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    EBSB - End Bound Single Bowline EBDB - End Bound Double Bowline – g19fanatic Jun 26 '17 at 0:23
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You just needed to look a little farther on the PACI site for a step by step instuction on how to do the EBSB.

Check out this pdf on page 22.

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