The Butterfly Knot & Its Many Uses
The Alpine Butterfly Loop is useful anytime a secure loop is required in the middle of a rope. It will accommodate a load in any of the three directions independently or together and is relatively easy to untie after loading. The symmetry of the knot also makes it very easy to inspect.
- The Alpine Butterfly Loop is most commonly used by mountain climbers, which shows it can be trusted in life or death situations. It is used specifically to tie-in the middle climber when traveling three to a rope.
This loop is very useful when trying to keep your group together while floating on rivers or lakes.If you use our Utility Rope (1/4" pictured below) you'll get a sturdy but soft, easily knotable rope that floats on the water for easy retrieval. Use it with some carabiners to make it easy to detach and reattach.
- It is essential in water rescue work, because workers need non-slip loops in the middle of a rope to attach carabiners and provide points of attachment for other lines.
- It can be used to isolate a damaged section of a rope.
- What do you use the Butterfly Loop for? Tell us in the comments and we might add it to our list!