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Figure 8 Directional Loop

Figure 8 Directional Loop

The Figure 8 Directional Loop creates a loop in the middle of a rope and is used as a load-bearing knot by climbers to take strain in one direction only. A strain from the wrong end capsizes the knot into one that slides, i.e., it functions as a noose so that the loop tightens under load.

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The rope we used in the video is ¼" Utility Rope (Royal Blue): a basic, affordable, all-purpose and all-weather rope.

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