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Figure-of-nine loop

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Figure-of-nine loop
Category loop
Efficiency 70%
Related Figure-of-eight knot, Figure-of-eight follow through, Figure-of-eight loop
Releasing Can jam badly in any rope type, but somewhat less likely to jam than a figure-of-eight loop.
Typical use Caving. Sometimes used instead of a figure-of-eight loop to attach a rope to an anchor point or belay. It has both greater strength and bulk than a figure-of-eight loop, so is normally used only in thin rope.
Caveat None, secure.


The figure-of-nine loop is a type of knot. It is tied as a figure-of-eight loop but with an extra turn before finishing the knot - hence its name.