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Knots and Hitches: The Figure 8 Follow Through

The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches we use in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline, ring bend- and hitches like the Klemheist & Prusik!

The Figure 8 follow through is a standard knot used for many different purposes in climbing and mountaineering. It is most commonly used for a climber to tie into the end of the rope. Below you can view the steps of tying a figure 8 follow through (note the carabiner can represent the tie in points on a harness), and then check out Dani’s video below.

    

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