Overhand loop

The overhand loop (fig. 6-7) is often used for leg loops in prusik slings or to make a loop in a doubled rope or a length of webbing.

Fig. 6-7. Overhand loop

Fig. 6-6. Overhand knot: a and b, tying an overhand knot; c, overhand knot with a rewoven figure-8.

%

%

Without knot

100

Double fisherman's

65-70

Bowline

70-75

Water knot (ring bend)

60-70

Figure 8

75-80

Clove hitch

60-65

Fisherman's

60-65

Overhand

60-65

Fig. 6-5. Relative strengths of knots for single kernmantle rope (courtesy the American Alpine Journal)

Fig. 6-7. Overhand loop

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