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Overhand Knot; Double Overhand Knot; Multiple Overhand Knot

The overhand knot is used as a stopper knot, and as the start to several other knots such as the fisherman's knot and the tape and water knots. The knot can be easily made larger by adding more turns. When the knot has one more turn it is called the double overhand knot.

Additional turns give it the name multiple overhand. The knot can be made as large a necessary by adding additional turns within the loop. It is probably the fastest and easiest of all the climbing knots.

Sequence to Tie the Overhand Knot and Double Overhand Knot

Overhand Knot 1

Step 1.

Make a loop, go over then under and through the loop.
Overhand Knot 2

Step 2.

Pull the knot tight working the rope. This is used as a stopper knot, and is used as the start of other knots such as the fisherman's knot. This is the finished overhand knot.

Sequence to Tie the Double Overhand Knot

Double Overhand 1

Step 1.

Make a loop, go over then under twice, then through the loop.
Double Overhand Knot 2

Step 2.

Pull the double overhand tight. Make sure the rope constricts evenly around the knot. This is also used as a stopper knot, and is used as the start of the double fisherman's knot.

Sequence to Tie Multiple Overhand Knot

Multiple Overhand Knot 1

Step 1.

Make a loop, go over then under several times. The more wraps inside the loop the larger the knot will become.
Multiple Overhand Knot 2

Step 2.

Pull the knot tight. Work the rope so the knot constricts evenly around itself. The knot can be made as large as desired by adding more turns within the loop. This is the completed multiple overhand knot.

Knots for Climbers, 3rd (How To Climb Series)

Carrick Bend
This is an illustrated book providing sequences and examples for tying climbing knots. It covers all the common knots plus many other knots. The presentation uses clear color photos making it easy to understand and learn. Some of the knots are the Munter hitch, auto block, clove hitch, and figure eight. See them in use in the field along with how they are used with climbing equipment.

Climbing: Knots

Knots for Climbers
Features easy to understand, and illustrated instructional knot-tying for the novice climber. It's a nice, pocket-size book, portable and easy-to-use, with clear photos throughout to assist with learning.

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