Friday, 24 September 2010

Lineman's Loop/Alpine Butterfly Loop

KorganIconThe Lineman's Loop, also known as the Alpine Butterfly Loop (ABOK#1053), is used a bunch in climbing to make a loop in the middle of a rope. It's a good default loop knot. Despite its popularity, I couldn't find a good, specified breakdown online of how it's made. So I made my own. Here it is. Click on images for larger images.

Instructions if you need them:
  1. Make a bight.
  2. Twist the bight.
  3. Twist the bight again.
  4. Fold the top loop down.
  5. Feed it into the centre loop from behind.
  6. Pull tight and dress the knot.

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