Timber Hitch Use for securing a rope around a post or any cylindrical object. It does not jam or slip, no matter how heavy the load and is easy to tie and untie. It is best to complete the Timber Hitch with one or two half hitches near the hauling end to keep the load from twisting.

Timber Hitch

1. Pass the working end of a rope around the object and take a turn around the standing part. Tuck the working end back around itself three times with the lay of the rope.

2. Add one or two half hitches near the hauling end for hoisting and to keep load from twisting.

See animated Timber Hitch below.

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