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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.
Hello! I am writing a paddleboard yoga teacher manual, and I would love to use your Figure 8 Follow Through diagram. Do you ever grant permission for reprinting?
The first slide is actually incorrect. The arrow shows it rope crossing above the rope into the loop and it should be below the rope into the loop. Just a heads up.
Thanks for pointing it out. The image has been corrected.