One of the more common knots in climbing is the figure eight on a bight (being tied on a bight means that it is tied without using the ends.

How exactly would one tie this knot?


First you take the bight and bring the end down.

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Then you take the end and cross it over.

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Then bring it back around underneath the main strand.

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Finally take the end through the top loop.

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and there you have it. Before using you would want to dress it and tighten it down.

If you want to see a video of the process for tying this knot, see the one here.

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