The ScoutWiki Network server was upgraded on November 20th, 2019. The maintenance is now over. Please inform us in Slack or via email support@scoutwiki.org if you encounter any unexpected errors – it's possible the upgrade has missed something. Thanks and happy scoutwiki'ng!

Blackwall hitch

From ScoutWiki, For Everyone, Everywhere involved with Scouting and Guiding...
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Blackwall hitch
Blackwall hitch.png
Category hitch
Related Half hitch
Releasing Non-jamming
Typical use To attach a rope to a hook when the both are of equal size.
Caveat Likely to slip if subjected to more than ordinary strain
ABoK #1875


The blackwall hitch is a simple half hitch over a hook. It will hold only when subjected to a constant strain. It is used when the rope and hook are of equal size and is likely to slip if subjected to more than ordinary strain.