Accessibility
To view steps:
Tab to image and Enter key
or
ALT + k and Enter key (IE)
rope
Font size:
normal text size large text size largest text size

Bowline on the bight

Bowline on the bight

Double rope.
Make a 6. Make sure main part of rope is underneath.
Put end through eye - "rabbit up the burrow".
Instead of bringing "rabbit around the tree". Bring back on itself.
Put hand through eye and grab loop.
Pull loop through.
Pull small loop up towards main rope!
Pull right side of loop and main end of rope to tighten.

Roll mouse over number to view step

step 1 step 2 step 3 step 4 step 5 step 6 step 7 step 8 step 9 step 10 step 11 step 12

Roll mouse over last step to restart animation


to view printable version click on knot

Use:
The bowline on the bight is a rescue knot. There are two loops formed. One which goes under the arms; the other under the legs of person.
Care should be taken when tying this knot.