How to Tie an Overhand Knot, Mid-Rope

Learn how to properly tie one of the simplest and most versatile knots known to man.
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Text and photos by Steve Howe

It's the simplest knot to tie, but hard to untie after it's been loaded. That makes the overhand knot secure as a permanent knot. This knot is ideal for creating a loop in the rope with minimal footage.

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