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Loop Knots

Here are knots for making a loop with a rope. There are fixed loops such as the ever popular Bowline and sliding loops such as the Running Bowline. The Butterfly Knot, also known as the Alpine Butterfly puts a fixed loop in the middle of a line. Mouse over the knot name to see a description of that knot.


Disclaimer: Any activity involving rope can be dangerous and may even be life threatening! Knot illustrations contained in this web site are not intended for rock climbing instruction. Many knots are not suitable for the risks involved in climbing. Where failure could cause property damage, injury, or death, seek professional instruction prior to use. Many factors affect knots including: the appropriateness of knots and rope materials used in particular applications, the age, size, and condition of ropes; and the accuracy with which these descriptions have been followed. No responsibility is accepted for incidents arising from the use of this content.