Level 2 Essential Knots

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Here’s a few knots I’d say are essential for all Level 2 Cave & Mine Leaders. Click on the knot title for some information on how to tie them.

Alpine Butterfly

Worth learning to tie it this way as it makes it easier to measure where you need to tie  the knot

More on the Alpine butterfly for the rope geeks: http://www.ropelab.com.au/the-awesome-alpine-butterfly/ 

And some of the issues with tying it differently…

Figure of Eight
Bowline on the Bight

Great for pitch heads, but beware of clipping into just one of the loops

Safety Notice about the Double Bowline failing in use.


Or view the giff here: http://www.animatedknots.com/bowlinebight/index.php?Categ=boating&LogoImage=LogoGrog.png&Website=www.animatedknots.com#Movie 

Equalised Bowlines

Clever way to bring 2 anchors together using a bowline



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