Which Figure-8 Are Your Tying?

 

One knot, two versions. Which one is better?

Ben, from Hard is Easy, discusses the differences and why one version of the figure-8 knot is superior to the other. “A lot of experienced climbers tend to use bowline for easier untying after hard falls,” he wrote. “My goal was not to compare these two knots, but to show why I never transitioned into bowline myself.”

 


 

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