Learn to Tie the Figure 8 Knot

Tying a figure 8 mid-rope allows you to securely attach to a particular spot in the line. You can make hand or footholds this way, that can be easily untied after bearing weight. Learn to tie a figure 8 by watching our slide show series on knot tying.

Figure 8 Knot

This easier-to-untie version of the overhand knot is useful for more than just tying into a climbing harness.


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