Knots for Climbing Arborist and Hiking
How to tie Directional (inline) Figure 8 Loop Knot.
Directional Figure 8 Loop is a
Climbing knot. The directional figure eight (a.k.a. inline
figure-eight loop) is a loop knot as well. It is a
knot that can be made on the bight. The loop must only be loaded in
the correct direction or the knot may fail. It is useful on a
hauling line to create loops that can be used as handholds. It also
provides a place to attach a Z-Drag to the line when prusiks are
The Directional Figure 8 is quickly tied and is designed to take a load in one direction only.
Easy to inspect
Can easily be tied with gloves on
Can easily be tied one-handed
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