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Double half hitch, versus two half hitches?

First, a note on terminology. There are several groups of knots that have a certain what I call topology. When that topology in the rope is tied around a fixed object, the resulting knot has one ...
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Is a clove hitch to be distrusted in climbing?

As noted in the last sentence of the question: Animated Knots is not (mainly?) addressing knots in the context of climbing/mountaineering. There is significant difference in types of knot used and ...
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How can you tie a clove hitch one handed?

The basic steps are to clip the rope, form a loop with one end, move it around the other end of the cord/rope and clip it into the carabiner again. In the following images, I'm using a somewhat stiff ...
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Is a clove hitch to be distrusted in climbing?

How well this knot is slipping should be dependent on the proportion of the diameter of the rope in relation to the diameter of the pole on which is used (nautical) or the carabiner (in climbing). If ...
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How can you tie a clove hitch one handed?

I found several videos showing a one-handed clove-hitch without clipping, as I think you want: https://youtu.be/os_tQdhLI9Y?t=200 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8qSoIY6FPc https://www.youtube.com/...
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Double half hitch, versus two half hitches?

Looking closely at the photo, the knots are very much different. In the lark's head, the running end is inside the knot; that means, as tension is applied, the knot will tend to tighten on the ...
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