This strong loop knot is a variation of the bowline that has the free end wrapped around one side of the loop and tucked back into the knot, commonly known as a Yosemite finish. It increases the strength of the knot and prevents it from capsizing into a highly dangerous slip knot.
How to Tie a Yosemite Bowline
- You can increase the safety of the knot by adding a stopper knot like the double overhand.
- Double Yosemite bowline – It is basically a double bowline with a Yosemite tie off.
- Figure 8 knot – Less advantageous but can be more easily checked for defects.
- Figure 8 follow through – A more popular choice as a tie-in for connecting a climbing rope to a climber’s harness though the Yosemite bowline is better suited for the purpose.
- Securing heavy loads such as haul bags.
- Climbing, mountaineering