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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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Put a bight in a mid-portion of the rope.

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Twist a loop into the bight.

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Insert the fold of the bight through the loop.

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Tighten and neaten the knot, removing kinks and sharp twists.

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.

Need a primer on knot tying terminology? Click here.