How to Tie an Overhand Knot for Climbing
Learning how to tie an overhand knot for climbing is an essential knotting skill that has many applications. Learning to tie an overhand knot, sometimes called a thumb knot, is an essential knot for boating, angling and climbing among others. The overhand knot is a basic know among generally knots and is easy to learn. In this article, we will examine the technique and steps to accomplish this. Learning to tie an overhand knot is simple and provides a wide variety of applications. It is a useful knot and one that should be a part of your knotting catalog.
The overhand knot in climbing is used primarily to secure a rope and keep it from passing through an anchor or belay. This basic knot is quick and easy to tie and is a safety knot, which is easily prepared.
What you will need:
- Climbing rope
How to tie an overhand knot for climbing:
Lay the climbing rope out flat.
- Then cross one end over the rope forming a loop.
- Take the bottom part of the climbing rope and pass it through the loop.
- Pull the two ends together tightly. This is an overhand knot used in climbing.
As stated above, this is one of the simplest, if not the easiest, knot in the catalog of climbing knots. Easy or not, it serves an important application in climbing. Keeping the climbing rope from moving through the anchor or belay where you do not want it to is vital in the logistics of climbing.