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Rolling Hitch

How to tie the Rolling Hitch Knot. A very secure and easy to tie method of fastening a rope to a post. The knot holds firmly in the direction of standing line. The Rolling Hitch is much more secure than the similar clove hitch when tying a rope to a pole or other object.

The Rolling Hitch is one of 23 essential rope knots included on the waterproof Pro-Knot Outdoor Knot Cards - click to see.

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Rolling Hitch


Rolling Hitch Knot Tying Instructions

  1. Wrap the end of a line around an object. Repeat, crossing over the standing line a second time.

  2. Wrap a third time around the object but wrap above the standing line so as to not cross over it.

  3. Pass the free end under the last wrap and pull tight.
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