Slip Knot or Slippery Knot

This is the knot used for getting the leather sleeves into the tree and, occasionally, for getting a rope down from an anchor limb whose angle is narrow enough that you think your knot may jam rather than pass through. Note that the knot can be untied by pulling on one of the ends of the rope coming out of it. When using the knot for placing a friction sleeve, the part of the rope below the knot should be the part that is pulled on to untie the knot. When using it as a measure to keep from having a larger knot jam in a crotch, it should be the part of the rope above the knot that is pulled to untie it.

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