Clove Hitch on a Bight
How to tie the Clove Hitch on a Bight. Once learned, the Clove Hitch on a bight is one of the fastest knots that can be tied, which can come in handy in many situations! It is also useful when needing to tie a hitch when there ends of the rope are not accessible. However, no matter which method is used to tie the Clove Hitch - this on-the-bight method or a regular Clove Hitch tied with the end of a rope, it is not to be trusted in critical situations. It does have its uses such a quick and easy method to secure a rope to a post, just bear in mind it can fail under a heavy load.
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Clove Hitch on a Bight Knot Tying Instructions
- Form an overhand loop in the rope.
- Then form a second one the same as the first, turning in the same direction.
- Cross the loops onto each other such that the ropes intersect and not merely sit upon each other.
- Place the formed clove hitch over the post and pull ends to tighten.