Know Your Knots: How to Tie a Bowline

Posted on May 21, 2020 by

Follow our “Know Your Knot” series for how-to tutorials from the experts.

This Week’s Knot: The Bowline

Top tip from our Director of Operations: “There is little chance of this knot slipping before the breaking point of the actual rope itself has been reached. It is also easy to untie, even after being put under load. The bowline’s origins were on board the full-rigged sailing ships, and if you only learn one knot, the bowline is the one.

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