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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 tied on a bight


Clove Hitch on a Bight Knot Tying Instructions

  1. Form an overhand loop in the rope.
  2. Then form a second one the same as the first, turning in the same direction.
  3. Cross the loops onto each other such that the ropes intersect and not merely sit upon each other.  
  4. Place the formed clove hitch over the post and pull ends to tighten.


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