The Butterfly Knot


This is the preferred knot for tying into the middle of a rope, as you’d do on a three-person rope team. (Clip into the loop with a locking carabiner.) This knot is also great for rappelling when your ropes are too short. (See Climbing's November issue, no. 310, for more on rappelling on too-short ropes.)



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Try the "body" technique- twist your rope one full rotation (360 degrees) which creates two loops and a bottom section (head, body, legs). Pull the top loop (head) towards you, through the bottom section (legs), out through the middle loop (body). I don't know a better way to explain it, you can probably find it online, but I think its a much simpler way.

Kelly - 11/21/2012 12:07:45

its hard

bob - 11/13/2012 8:31:15

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