Carrick Bend, Sailor's Knot, Anchor Bend, Josephine Knot

Sequence to Tie: over - under - over - under - over - under - then tighten. The Carrick Bend knot has an easy pattern to remember. The Carrick Bend is also called the Sailor's Knot, Anchor Bend or Josephine Knot. It originated in the days of sailing ships.

It is still used today in boating but has broadened its usage to many applications such as climbing.

Sequence to Tie a Carrick Bend Knot

Carrick Bend 1

Step 1.

Make a loop with the first rope.
Carrick Bend 2

Step 2.

With the second rope, lay over the loop, go under the long end, over the short end...
Carrick Bend 3

Step 3.

...under and into the loop, over the long end of the first rope, under and exit the loop.
Carrick Bend 4

Step 4.

Tighten the knot by pulling on all four ends equally so the knot cinches down equally.
Carrick Bend 5

Step 5.

When the knot of the Carrick Bend comes tight, it will look like this.
Knots for Climbers, 3rd (How To Climb Series) Carrick BendThis 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.
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