ropecraft: knots-figure eight follow through


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After you have learned the basic Figure Eight knot, one of the first things you will utilize it for is tying yourself onto the end of a rope or securing the end of a rope around an object.

This is done by tying a simple Figure Eight near the end of the rope; you will want to leave a long piece of “tail” line behind the knot because you will need enough rope to go through your harness (or around that tree) and then back through the knot. You will then take the end of the line and  “follow through” the knot with it.  This is one of the most important knots for a climber to learn.

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