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Pile Hitch

The Pile Knot is a simple knot that is used to attach a rope to a post or other object. When the end of the post is available, the knot can be tied with a loop in the rope, without access to the end of the rope.

Pile Hitch Knot Tying Instructions

  1. Double end of a line into a loop and wrap around post or object from front to back.

  2. Cross over standing lines and slide open end of loop over top of post.

  3. Pull tight.


Swiffy Output

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