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Double Bowline Knot

 

The Double Bowline Knot is sometimes used as a "tie-in", to attach the rope to the climber's harness. The Double Bowline has the same strength as a figure eight knot but is simpler to tie. As the rope wraps around twice, the double bowline knot is more secure than a regular bowline knot.

To Tie a Double Bowline Knot:

Form two loops and thread the tie in point (harness, whatever).
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Weave the rope back through the loops, around the main line.
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Weave the rope down through the loops again.
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Wrap the tail as shown.
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Finish with a stopper knot to ensure there is no slippage.
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Double Bowline Knot Video

 

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