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Figure 8 In Line

A figure eight on a bight tied so the load is in line with the rope.

Appropriate uses for rock climbing and canyoneering:

  • Anchoring in series.
  • Two people climbing on one rope, the upper person on a “cows tail,” or a loop partway down the rope.

Here are the steps for tying the in-line figure 8:

-Make a bite in the rope

-Cross the entire bite over a single strand of the rope

-Place the bite behind the single strand of rope

-Push the bite through the loop