Figure 8 Follow Through
Based on the figure 8 knot, figure 8 follow through knot is one of the ways of tying a figure 8 loop the other one being the figure 8 on a bight. It secures the climbing rope to a harness thereby protecting the climber from an accidental fall.
How to Tie a Figure Eight Follow Through
- It allows the figure 8 loop to be tied to a carabiner, ring or around any object.
- Though here it is tied with a short tag end, it is safe to keep it longer for load bearing applications. You can also back it up with a stopper knot like the overhand knot.
- It needs to be dressed properly to enable it to carry heavy load.
- It is more secure than a bowline.
- Check that the double strands of the rope lay parallel to each other in the final step.
|One of the strongest knots||Can jam badly in any type of rope|
|Easy to tie but needs a lot of practice||Can be difficult to untie under heavy load|
- Rock climbing
- Decorative purposes
How to Tie a Figure Eight Follow Through: Video
How to Tie Figure 8 Follow Through Step by Step
- Make an “8” with the rope
- Wrap it around the support
- Pass it through the loops
- Take it behind the big loop
- Pass it next to the upper line
- Take it out parallel to the standing part
- Pull ends to tighten
- The finished knot forms a loop
- Figure 8 bend – Joins 2 ropes but is not a loop.
- Double figure 8 knot – Also known as bunny ears, forms a double loop instead of a single one.