How to tie the Alpine Coil Knot. The Alpine Coil is a method used by climbers for carrying a rope, such that the rope remains attached to harnesses and ready for use. It is also known as a mountaineer's coil. Other good coil knots include: The Fireman's Coil and The Sailor's Coil.
Scroll to see the Animated Alpine Coil below the illustration and tying instructions.
Alpine Coil Knot Tying Instructions
- Bring both ends to the top of the newly made coil and form a bight in one of the ends.
- Wrap the working end of the other rope around the strands of the coil and the bight, working forward as shown.
- Tuck the working end of the rope being wrapped around through the bight first formed.
- Pull the standing end of the bight to capture the working end tight.